Thursday, June 2, 2011

Applesauce and Oats

Good morning! 

I woke up this morning craving cinnamon and decided to put my craving to the test. Oats experiment? Yep! And it turned out wonderfully! I think this is going to become my staple rolled oats/oatbran method. They turned out so creamy but not mushy and had the perfect amount of sweetness. I can tell that if I had almond milk, they would have been even better. This would definitely be a great autumn oats recipe.

Apple Cinnamon Oats
- just under 1/4 cup Rolled Oats + just under 1/4 cup Oat Bran
- 1 cup water
- 1 T. Cinnamon
- 1 T. Chia seeds
- 1/4 cup applesauce (added once oats have thickened)
- 1 T. milk (to add after oats have thickened)

- 1 T. melted almond butter (microwaved with 1 T. milk for 45 seconds and stirred)
- 1/2 diced apple
- more cinnamon, to taste
- handful of cinnamon pecan cereal (or similar cereal)

Yep. These oats have NO banana (so surprising!) even though I contemplated adding it in. I decided to stick with the main two flavors I was hoping to achieve and I didn't miss the nanner at all. (Now I get to have one with my lunch, hopefully!)

Now the day has started and I get to help my parents with the garage sale until 10 when I nanny. I still don't know how long I'll be nannying, but I'm definitely NEEDING to get a work out in today. I feel like I haven't sweat in ages. Later tonight the girls and I are re-doing our movie night that was a complete fail last wednesday

What is your favorite oats flavor combo?

Do you like your oats creamy or chewy?


  1. Thanks for your comment, Hannah! You always leave the most thoughtful comments. I love it. I agree with you that that mentality can keep you from overindulging because you start to consider it special and "off limits" most of the time, but that probably isn't a healthy mentality.

    Your apple cinnamon oats sound heavenly and so perfect in the Fall. My favorite oats is basically just regular oatmeal with peanut butter spooned in to thicken/flavor it. I like them creamy, I think. I go back and forth with my preferences!

  2. What a great idea! I have applesauce sitting in my fridge that would be great in oats!

    My favorite combo is banana melted in topped with banana, strawberries, and coconut. mmmm!