As American As Apple Pie Oatmeal

(4 servings)

  • 1 and 3/4 cups water
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 and 1/2 cups quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup chopped apple (1 medium apple)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • fat-free whipped cream for topping - optional
Bring the water, apple juice and cinnamon to a boil in a medium saucepan.

Stir in the apples and allow them to cook and soften for 1 minute.

Stir in the oats, maple syrup and vanilla. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until thick - stirring often. Check after 4 minutes for desired texture.

Transfer oatmeal to serving bowls and top with a small dollop of whipped cream.

As American As Apple Pie Oatmeal

This makes a great 4th of July breakfast. It's your Independence Day from boring oatmeal. Top with whipped cream and it tastes a lot like apple pie. For another 4th of July breakfast idea, check out Red, White & Blue Oatmeal Parfaits.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank Mr Breakfast for this recipe.

Recipe number 2870. Submitted 7/1/2010.