Cinnamon-Apple Pumpkin Oatmeal piles slightly crunchy cinnamon apples on top of a bed of fluffy and creamy steel cut oats, and the whole bowl is finished with a generous drizzle of sweet and spicy pumpkin butter.
Happy Monday, everyone!
Thank you for your kind words regarding my post about putting my notice in at work. My last day is on Thursday and I have to say these past two weeks have flown by SO fast. Before you know it, I will be telling all of you what I have been planning for the past few months. I can’t wait!
Moving right along. For the past three weeks I have been enjoying a bowl filled with Fall. And by Fall I mean this creamy oatmeal with slightly crunchy apples, and a sweet pumpkin sauce that will drive you crazy and cause you to crave this every morning! You may ask, why not make pumpkin oats? Easy, the flavor of the apples is enough to flavor the entire bowl of oatmeal. If I wanted pumpkin oatmeal I would make pumpkin oatmeal, which isn’t a bad idea considering how delicious pumpkin is. I’m getting sidetracked.
Let’s start with the oatmeal. Seriously, this is my go-to recipe and it truly deserves a separate post that I can not believe I haven’t written. I even searched my posts in WordPress because there was no doubt in my mind that I had shared this recipe with all of you. Boy, was I wrong and I have to apologize for that because you deserve this recipe in your life.
Once your water boils, pour in your oats and drop the heat to a low simmer. When oatmeal boils, it rises which means a hot mess on your stove to clean. Drop it low and stand close!
Once the oatmeal has absorbed most of the water and is thick and tender, pour in coconut milk or your milk of choice and let it simmer until this is absorbed.
Now that the oatmeal is done, let’s talk more about these apples.
I went ahead and used a store-bought pumpkin butter to make this flavor-packed sauce with the apples. The trick is to find a brand that is LOW in sugar and has only a few simple ingredients such as: pumpkin, apple cider, sugar, cinnamon. This brand was mighty tasty and the jar is now totally empty, oops!
I have a crazy-good recipe for pumpkin butter that I crafted a few years ago, but that is for another post at a later date! Now, back to the apples. I chopped them, tossed them in cinnamon, splash of water, and pumpkin butter, and baked them until they were soft. You can also microwave them in a microwave safe dish but I rolled with baking.
When they were done they were soft but with a slight crunch. Don’t overcook these tasty morsels, you still want texture since the oatmeal is soft. Anyway, do you see the sauce that these apples make? I barely did anything and I’m left with this spicy apple and pumpkin syrupy goodness!
Now it’s time to assemble! Throw the apples on the oatmeal, drizzle on the pumpkin sauce, and devour!
Sweet, sweet Fall in a bowl!
Once mixed, the apples, cinnamon, and pumpkin drizzle permeate every tiny oat granule.
Have a great Monday and let me know what Fall recipes you can’t get enough of so far!