If you read my last post, you saw me admit that I’ve eaten at McDonald’s at least once (ok… a lot more than once). One time we went for breakfast, and I got their fruit and maple oatmeal. I was pleasantly surprised! It was sweet and delicious. BUT… I knew there had to be a whole lotta’ sugar packed in there. So, naturally, I had to make my own!
With some chopped apples, raisins, cinnamon and maple syrup, I made a copycat oatmeal that is much healthier, but just as delicious! Just add the apples as the water is boiling, in order to cook them all the way. If you want them a tad crunchy, you can add them when you add the oatmeal, raisins, and cinnamon.
The maple syrup gets mixed in at the end, and drizzled on top, if you want some extra sweetness 🙂
- 1¾ cups water
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- ¼ of a large apple, chopped
- 2 Tbs raisins
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 1-2 Tbs real maple syrup
- Put water and chopped apples into medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, mix in oats, raisins, and cinnamon.
- Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and stir in 1 Tbs maple syrup.
- If desired, serve with additional maple syrup drizzled on top.