Apple Pie Oatmeal with Cashews
Who doesn’t love apple pie? I must admit that while I like apple pie, I must be in the mood to eat it. I don’t usually crave apple pie. Some people say that homemade apple pie is very soothing. I can’t honestly tell you if that’s true or not. I’ve never made an apple pie myself. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever had homemade apple pie before.
That being said, there are definitely different levels of apple pie. Although I like the crumb top apple pies, I can only eat a small piece. It is just too sweet for me. Then there is the traditional apple pie. These are less sweet, but I sometimes think they aren’t sweet enough. There really is just no pleasing me.
Luckily this oatmeal was for Mike, who really loves traditional apple pie (though I doubt he’s made one from scratch either). I threw cashews on top of this oatmeal because I had some in the pantry that I was trying to use up.
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 small apple
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ⅛ teaspoon molasses
- 2 tablespoons cashews
- In a small pot, bring milk to a boil over medium high heat.
- Meanwhile, dice half the apple. Slice the other half of the apple into small slices.
- Once the milk has come to a boil, add rolled oats and diced apple chunks. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes, or until most of the liquid has evaporated.
- Add vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice and molasses to the oatmeal. Stir to combine. Top with cashews and apple slices.
- Serve hot, or refrigerate and serve cold the next day.
Adapted from The Oatmeal Artist