Strawberry Apple Oatmeal

Since strawberries are still in season, I had to make an oatmeal for Mike which contains strawberries.  They are really only good during certain times of the year.

Strawberry Applesauce Oatmeal 1

True, you can BUY strawberries year round (if you are rich), but they are usually pretty tart if they aren’t in season.  They also cost a lot more when they are not in season.  Why would you want to buy expensive strawberries that aren’t even good?  I prefer to just wait until they are in season.

Strawberry Applesauce Oatmeal 2

Honestly, who wants to eat tart strawberries?  I guess they would be good in a strawberry rhubarb pie which contains a lot of sugar anyway.  You could also use them to make a strawberry pie if you can’t find any rhubarb.

Strawberry Applesauce Oatmeal 3

I also had some apples at home, so I threw those into the oatmeal as well.  I obviously didn’t want to throw out the apples, and Mike wasn’t eating them fast enough!

Strawberry Apple Oatmeal
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ small apple
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • 5 fresh strawberries
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Heat milk in a small pot, over medium high heat.
  2. Meanwhile remove core and seeds from the apple and dice it. Hull and quarter the strawberries.
  3. Once the milk has come to a boil, add the apples, oats and strawberries and stir to combine.. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Once most of the liquid has been absorbed, add vanilla extract and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  5. Serve hot or refrigerate and serve cold.

Adapted from The Oatmeal Artist

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