We had this for breakfast this morning and it was so good I thought I’d share.
The hubby and I usually have a green smoothie every morning, but on weekends, especially in the winter, we love to have hot cereal.
Bob’s 10 grain & 7 grain, steel cut oats and rolled oats is what we usually have on hand.
I’ve been wanting to try making steel cut oats in our slow cooker, but leaving the slow cooker on all night kinda freaks me out, especially because there is a hot spot in ours where food gets overcooked if not stirred frequently.
I looked for a recipe online (very briefly) for cinnamon apple cereal, but never found anything that both had a good photo, and a good recipe that was vegan and not using apple sauce. I needed nice big chunks of apple in mine.
Here is what I came up with. This can be made with any hot cereal, just follow the water/cereal ratio and cooking time for the cereal you use.
2 apples, coconut oil, cinnamon, dates, brown sugar, salt, water, almond milk, uncooked hot cereal and your favorite toppings
1. Peel, core and dice 2 apples. I used Fuji, but any would work great.
2. In medium saucepan, heat 1/2 Tbsp of coconut oil and saute diced apples for 2-3 minutes.
3. Remove seeds and chop 2-3 softened dates. Add to pan with 1-2 Tbsp water to prevent sticking.
4. Add 1-2 Tbsp more water with 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 1-2 tsp cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Stir until sugar is dissolved and everything well mixed.
5. Now add enough hot cereal of choice, and water or milk* for 2 people–see package for cooking instructions. Follow cooking time for your specific cereal.
* I always cook my hot cereal with half water and half almond milk to equal the total amount of liquid needed. This makes a creamier cereal.
6. Dish up hot cereal and top with your favorite toppings. I like chopped walnuts, a sprinkle of brown sugar and more cinnamon. Raisins or dried cranberries would be really good in this too!
7. Enjoy and feel the warmth and heartiness of this very delicious and satisfying meal.