I’ve been on an applesauce kick recently and have been adding it to pretty much everything. I’m convinced that everything tastes better with applesauce. I added it to my oatmeal one morning with some cinnamon and nutmeg and OH MY! It reminded me of apple pie! (cheesy rhyme intended).
The giant smile on my daughter’s face when she took her first bite of this aforementioned apple pie oatmeal let me know that it wasn’t just me. She even asked “can you make my oatmeal like this every time?”
It’s definitely a keeper!
This recipe makes a delicious and healthy breakfast to start your day right. There is plenty of fibre (both soluble and insoluble – remember you need both for a healthy gut) and it also packs a good dose of healthy fats and enough protein to keep you feeling satisfied until your next meal. The added cinnamon is a great blood sugar stabilizer to prevent that late-morning sugar crash so you won’t feel the need to reach for those office doughnuts.
And if you’ve got errands to run with your kids in tow, this healthy breakfast will prevent them from throwing a low-blood sugar tantrum halfway through your morning to-do list (can’t help you with the “I want to buy everything I see” tantrums though – sorry!).
The nuts and seeds can be ground into a powder and mixed in for little ones who are not ready for whole nuts quite yet.
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 1/4 cups coconut milk or other milk of choice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
Pinch of sea salt
Walnuts or almonds
Flax or chia seeds
1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium pot and cook on medium heat for 10-15 mins until the oatmeal thickens. Stir often.
2. Add the toppings and enjoy!