Oatmeal with Crispy Apples & Toasted Nuts


Last week, my husband read an article about “porridge” on NPR’s site, sent it to me with a note that asked that I make him some. I told him I would make oatmeal. So, here is his special oatmeal breakfast, which he said is the best oatmeal he has ever had!

makes 2 big bowls

1 cup rolled oats
1 cup water
1 cup oat milk
2 tablespoons Earth Balance
1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
Apple (I used a Gala apple)
Nut mixture (I used cashews, almonds, pecans, and walnuts)
Cinnamon, to taste
Maple syrup, to taste

In a 350 oven, toast the nuts for 7 to 10 minutes. Check them so they don’t burn! Chop up the apple.

In a small pot, combine the oats, water and oat milk. Bring to a boil and simmer until thick. Add the Earth Balance and vanilla powder and mix well. It is done with the oatmeal is thick and creamy.

Serve the oatmeal topped with apples, nuts, cinnamon (or not), and maple syrup. Enjoy!