Lately, we’ve been on a small oatmeal kick at our house. I’ve noticed that I’ve been using it a lot in recipes I’ve been making, but also, my boys (especially my little guy) have been requesting it more in the mornings as well. I certainly don’t blame them. There is something so satisfying about a warm bowl of oatmeal to start your day, especially on these cool fall mornings.
So when I stumbled across this spiced apple berry oatmeal recipe, I couldn’t wait to try it. Not only does it contain yummy “fall” spices, it also uses fresh apples which we still had an abundance of. This recipe makes a big batch, so I was able to refrigerate leftovers so we could enjoy it for several days afterward. It’s a great way to spice up your oatmeal!
Just as I was getting ready to share this recipe, this recipe for Overnight Yogurt Oats popped up on my newsfeed. Doesn’t that look yummy?! I will definitely be adding that to the long list of recipes I want to try!
Recipe source: diabeticlivingonline.com.
- 2 cups water
- 1 3/4 cups apple juice (I used Old Orchard Healthy Balance Apple Juice that is made with an artificial sweetener)
- 1 cup steel-cut oats
- 1 medium apple, cored and chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fat-free milk
- Chopped pecans or almonds
- Fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc.)
- In a large saucepan bring water and apple juice to boiling. Stir in oats, apple, apple pie spice, and salt. Return mixture to a simmer; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes or until desired consistency and oats are tender. Serve with milk and, if desired, pecans, almonds or fresh fruit.
Makes 6 (3/4 cup each) servings. Each serving (3/4 cup) has approximately 23.7g of carbs and 6.8g of dietary fiber. Total NET CARBS= 16.9g.
132.5 Calories; 2.1g Total Fat; 4.7g Protein; 23.7g Carbohydrate; 3.1g Dietary Fiber; 6.8g Sugar; 2.5mg Cholesterol; 121.3mg Sodium.
*The above calculations do not include the fresh berries. Also note that your calculations may be different if you use regular apple juice.