A bowl of oatmeal is one of the most nutritious breakfasts imaginable. Shredded apple and a dash of cinnamon complement the wonderfully earthy flavor of the grain. This homemade oatmeal beats instant packaged oatmeal any day. You can make this and refrigerate it and serve it all week.
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TOTAL TIME: 50 min
– 8 cups water – 3 cinnamon sticks – 2 whole cloves – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 2 cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats – 1 cup reduced fat milk, or unsweetened non-dairy milk – 2 to 3 large crisp sweet apples, such as Fuji or Pink Lady, halved and cored – ground cinnamon, pinch per serving – pure maple syrup, optional – golden raisins, optional
Step 2 – Add salt and oats to the water and bring to a boil, uncovered. Lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Add 1 cup milk and simmer for an additional 15 minutes until creamy.