Recipe: Good-as-Apple-Pie Oatmeal


Lake City-based Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) works to bring food to local families and now seniors through its Healthy HIP Packs Program, meal programs, and by advocating for our hungry neighbors.

HIP’s volunteers and staff are back at North Helpline Food Bank each week, showing how to make healthy dishes easy and delicious. Check back here on The HIP Stockpot for new recipes each week.

apple oatmeal

Good-as-Apple-Pie Oatmeal
Serves 4 for breakfast

Who says oatmeal can’t be fancy?

Ingredients
4 crisp apples, divided
1 cup quick oats
2 cups milk or water
2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, plus extra
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt

Directions

  1. Shred 2 apples using the large holes of a box grater, leaving the core behind. Coarsely chop the remaining 2 apples.
  2. Heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add oats and cook, stirring, until lightly toasted, about 2 minutes. Add milk or water and the shredded and chopped apples; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
  3. After the oats have cooked, stir in 2 tablespoons brown sugar, cinnamon and salt; continue cooking, stirring occasionally until the apples are warmed through and the oatmeal is quite thick. Divide the oatmeal among 4 bowls. Top each portion with a dollop of yogurt and a pinch brown sugar.

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