This winter I developed my all time favourite breakfast of the year. Since November or so we’ve basically had nothing but this warming, cinnamon-y baked apple oatmeal. It’s not only incredibly comforting and delicous but it’ll also keep you full for hours and is done within 10 minutes. Basically the length of making coffee in the meantime.
Last year I’ve already collected ideas for a healthy breakfast routine for you. This recipe is a new invention and deserves it’s own post. Well, after all we lived from this baked apple oatmeal most mornings since November.
And as we can surely expect some more cold and freezing winter days until march I’m providing you with this cozy, comforting, warm baked apples in a bowl.
If you like cinnamon, you’ll love this recipe! The apples get roasted in a pot with some butter or margarine until they are soft and are then covered in cinnamon and honey, just before you’re adding some oats (or ground spelt, wheat or the like) and water. It doesn’t have to boil for too long, as this dish tastes best when the apples and oats are still a little firm to the bite.
If you’re not too keen on cinnamon… well or if you’d like some change once in a while you can replace the cinnamon and honey with either speculoos cream or peanut butter. And if you like it extra unhealthy go for a caramel version, and start with frying butter and sugar before tossing the apples into this sweet mess.
Please feel free to show me your creations!
- 2 sweet and sour apples (e.g. Braeburn, Elstar or Gala)
- 1 Banana
- at least 1 tsp cinnamon (more is always better)
- 2-3 tbsp honey
- 1 tbsp butter / margarine
- 2 cups of water (400-500ml)
- 1 cup of oats (about 60g)
- 1 hand full of roasted walnuts
- Wash the apples, remove the seeds and dice them. Heat butter in a pot on medium heat. Once it's melted you can add the apple pieces and roast them for a minute.
- Add honey and cinnamon and fry for about 3-5 minutes until the apples have softened a bit.
- Peel and slice the banana and add it, with the oats to the pot.
- Stir and roast for a while and deglaze with 2 cups of water.
- Cook until you get the desired texture, thick and soft and creamy.
- Serve in bowls and garnish with walnuts (and more cinnamon and honey if you like)