- 1 apple
- 2 cups nonfat or 1% milk or water
- 1 cup quick cooking or old fashioned rolled oats
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
Rinse the apple, remove the core and cut into small chunks.
Bring the water or milk to a boil in a saucepan.
Add the oatmeal, salt and apple chunks. Cook over medium heat for 1 minute if using quick cooking oats or 7 to 10 minutes if using old fashioned rolled oats. Stir a couple times while cooking.
Remove from heat. Stir in cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg, if desired.
Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.
To increase the apple flavor, use apple juice for all or part of the water. Mixing apple juice with milk may cause milk to curdle. Recipe adapted from Nutrition Matters.