Apple Cinnamon was always my favorite flavor growing up. Those two packets kept me warm enough to play in the snow and gave me a good start to the day so that I could excel in school. (I think my parents would especially agree with the excel part)
After a disappointing bowl from Caribou – I didn’t realize they squirted some sort of cinnamon syrup into the oatmeal – I came to the realization that an apple cinnamon home made version would probably be amazing. An earth-shattering flavor combonation? Not by any means, just a down-to-earth, warming bowl of oatmeal. Just what I need to get me through those Minnesota winters. And excelling at work never hurts either.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal - 2 servings
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup water
1 cup almond milk
2 small apples, peeled and chopped
1 Tbsp butter or butter alternative (I used earth balance)
1-2 Tbsp maple syrup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
Prepare oatmeal as directed with water and almond milk mix. (I think the almond milk makes it extra creamy)
Add apples, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla to small saucepan.
Cook over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes.
Divide oatmeal in two bowls and top with apple mixture.