I don’t know about you, but I tend to have one too many mornings where I can’t find anything to eat for breakfast, maybe I’ll grab an apple or a piece of toast on my way out the door, but this is not a healthy breakfast. Do you really think I can go for hours on one piece of toast with a pat of almond butter? Nope, I can’t, and I don’t think that anyone can. Do you all have trouble with breakfast? I find that it’s my hardest meal, while I love lazy weekend breakfasts of Pancakes, Waffles and eggs, rushed weekday breakfasts leave me with no inspiration and an empty stomach.
The morning I made this Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal was a pretty busy morning, I had a midterm exam that afternoon and I needed something that would tide me over and allow me to concentrate and study until lunch. Not only was this breakfast satisfying and filling, but it tasted so damn good that I made it again the next day and the day after. It’s easy because you toss all of the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and nuke it for a couple of minutes. The apple chunks soften a little bit, but they add a nice crunch to the oatmeal. I tried this oatmeal in a variety of ways and it can be made using cow’s milk or a dairy alternative such as soy milk for an easy vegan breakfast.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal (serves 1)*
⅓ cup quick cooking oats
¼ cup chopped apple (with peel)
¼ cup unsweetened apple sauce
6 tbsp milk (almond, soy or regular milk)
¼ tsp cinnamon
Maple syrup for serving
Combine all ingredients except the maple syrup in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high heat for 2:30-3 minutes. Stir and drizzle with maple syrup before serving.
* recipe can easily be doubled, tripled or quadrupled just increase the cooking time.
Hope this breakfast finds a place in your morning routine!