>> Friday, March 5, 2010

Hey, everyone. I'm Sarah (from Daily Nibbles). And I live in the beautiful -- yet cold -- state of Vermont with my running and skiing enthusiast boyfriend and his rescue cat of unknown age, The Dude. I'm into a variety of hobbies: cooking, crafting, running, traveling, photography, etc. But above all else, I am currently training for the Vermont City Marathon and trying to eat more vegetables and whole grains.

The recipe for this delicious and apple pie oatmeal is super easy. But first, some background: In my attempts to eat healthier (less sweets, more veggies and grains), I have discovered a love of oatmeal. Don’t get me wrong – I never disliked oatmeal, but I would have rather put a cup in my favorite cookie dough than eat a bowl of it in the morning. I have found that adding a number of creative concoctions help make it more palatable: blueberries, mango, pumpkin, cinnamon, chia seeds, walnuts.

Recently, I discovered a way to make it taste like apple pie!

You need:
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 2-3 T applesauce
  • 1 tsp. Vermont maple syrup
  • 2 T chopped walnuts, toasted
  1. Bring the water to a boil. Add the oats and turn the heat down to medium. Cook about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in chia seeds, applesauce, cinnamon, and maple syrup.
  3. Pour into bowl and sprinkle with walnuts – and an extra dash of cinnamon.
  4. Eat and enjoy.
Anything I can do to mimic dessert for breakfast earns a gold star in my book. I had to share the recipe for those that love oatmeal and those who should give it a try.

We couldn't agree more! Thanks to Sarah for sharing with us this fantastic breakfast recipe! You can read more on her blog (Daily Nibbles). And just FYI -- I'm making this TODAY for breakfast because as I finish the post, I'm finding that my mouth is watering. Yum!

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