I am a big believer in having oatmeal at least four times a week. There are endless benefits [ to name a few: it stabilizes blood sugar, promotes a healthy heart, enhances the sense of fullness & contains a lot of fiber ]. This delicious recipe is adapted from blogger Laury, from The Fitness Dish [ she's a personal trainer, mom & certified fitness nutritionist ].
Like I said: I love oatmeal. In fact, I love it so much I will now take the extra ten minutes & whip up Laury’s dish on a weekly basis [ it needs no artificial sweeteners or added sugars either ]. Everyone who had a bit of the spicy apple mix approved too.
[ Recipe adapted from The Fitness Dish ]
** Serves two
2 apples [ I used one Gala and one Granny Smith ]
2 servings of rolled oats [ not quick oats! ]
1 scoop of almond, peanut or soy butter
1 splash of rice milk
Half a handful of raisins
1/3 cup of water
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
A dash of ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Peel and dice up an apple [ the smaller the chunks, the faster it will cook ]. Place in a baking pan with cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg, raisins & some water to fill the bottom of the pan.Bake for about 10 minutes. While that’s cooking, start to boil the water. Add rolled oats for 5 to 7 minutes. When finished, combine baked apples, rolled oats & 2 tablespoons of almond, peanut or soy butter for protein. Enjoy with a splash of rice milk too.