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We are getting ready for the winter! We can't wait to share the heartwarming and delicious recipes that make winter one of our favourite seasons. This time, we're making an Apple Pie Oatmeal that will have you confused if whether you are having breakfast or dessert.
I make a lot of savoury breakfast recipes but I love healthy sweets to get the day started. Way back when, I thought a bowl of sugary cereal would do the trick just fine, but you grow and you learn. I don't ever buy those boxes of cereal anymore. If you look at the ingredients you might be as surprised as I was. Is like having spoonfuls of sugar for breakfast! This is not the best thing to put in your tummy right at the start of the day.
This delicious Apple pie oatmeal will solve all your morning sweet cravings. And you'll be filling your belly with a combo of delicious and healthy. So, let me give you a quick rundown of what you’ll get in this bowl of oatmeal.
We are big fans of oatmeal since these little ones are loaded with nutrients and so easy to cook. They're rich in antioxidants and soluble fiber, a bowl of oats will make you feel satiated for a while. And they promote gut health, which is so important for our overall health.
I also threw in flax seeds to add another layer of nutrients and a bit of protein without bringing up the calories. One of the reasons I love flax seeds so much is they also are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.
A bowl of plain oatmeal and flax seeds sounds incredibly boring. To make things interesting and yummy I wanted to recreate the taste of a warm freshly baked apple pie. For this, I just mixed in apples, apple sauce, and some raisins. But to really get as close as possible to an apple pie flavour I used ginger, cinnamon, star anise, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. These are the flavours that will get your breakfast to the next level.
I try including a good amount of protein in my breakfast recipes for a few different reasons. It's really good for your muscles, it helps you regulate weight, you feel satiated for longer, and it improves energy levels. To get more protein in the mix, I simply added a scoop of protein powder.
The beauty of this Apple Pie oatmeal is how easy and quick you can make it. You only have to add all the ingredients to a small pot and let them simmer in almond milk for about 10 minutes. I give it a stir every now and then to make sure all the ingredients are well mixed and so nothing sticks to the bottom.
Once your oats are ready, pour this steamy delight in individual bowls, drizzle some maple syrup and sprinkle crushed toasted walnuts on top. You and your family will love this easy and delicious breakfast recipe that leaves you dreaming about dessert!
For the apple pie oatmeal
For the garnish
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 345||From Fat 94|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||16.1%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4.6%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 54g||18%|
|Dietry Fiber 8g||32.6%|
|Vitamin K2 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin A 364.7IU||7.3%|
|Vitamin B-12 0µg||0%|
|Vitamin B-6 0.2mg||10.2%|
|Vitamin C 18.58mg||31%|
|Vitamin D 82.53IU||20.6%|
|Vitamin D3 1.97µg|
|Vitamin E 5.97mg||19.9%|
|Vitamin K1 4.57µg||5.7%|
|Folic Acid 0µg|
|Pantothenic acid 0.52mg||5.2%|
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4
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