Who said you cannot have pie for breakfast? Apple Pie Oatmeal is a healthier way to enjoy the flavor of apple pie without any guilt.I grew up eating leftover fruit pies for breakfast. My mother didn’t seem to have any trouble with it, seeings her pies were stuffed with fruit. Compared to, say, a donut or a cinnamon pop-tart, I’d say there is a lot more nutrition in a piece of homemade pie. However, after I got married, my husband gave me nothing but grief about serving pie for breakfast. After decades of jeering from the peanut gallery, I have
s topped cut way back in the pie-for-breakfast area and looked for alternatives. I think this Apple Pie Oatmeal is one perfect solution.
I used gluten-free oatmeal in this recipe, but you can use regular or quick oatmeal of any kind. Chex started making gluten-free oatmeal and it was cheaper than any of the other, more established brands, so I bought a bunch. Then, sadly, I guess it didn’t sell well, so they discontinued it. I found it marked down on clearance in a couple of local groceries and then *Poof* it was gone. I hate it when good products come and go like that.
- for one serving
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup oatmeal
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 1 apple, cored and chopped in very small pieces (peeling is optional)
- ¼ tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp coconut palm sugar (or brown sugar)
- Cook oatmeal in water according to manufacturer's instructions.
- Add remaining ingredients and continue to cook and stir for five more minutes, softening the apples.
- Serve warm.