Apples are the apple of my eye. Mmmmmm apples.
I've been eating them like nobody's business lately. It's apple season, though, so I'm supposed to, right? Duh.
Speaking of apples, have you guys met @applesandamandas yet?! Ahhhh she's spectacular. She has a YouTube channel, too, and that right there (<---) is part of what inspired me to go vegan and has kept me motivated. We went to high school together, but never really became close until a few months ago.
Amanda is a wonderful little woman passionate about all things vegan - the clean, whole food, the karma-free nature, and the restorative, healing, energizing effects it reaps for those who follow :)
Love you, Amanda! Keep inspiring us!
Excuse my little love/appreciation rant for that girl - she deserves it! So, back to this oatmeal...
I usually like to add peanut butter to my oats, but I felt no need with this bowl. Yes, you heard that right - it was absolutely divine even without peanut butter. If that ain't a compliment, I don't know what is.
Without further adieu, ladies and gentleman, I give you Apple Pie Oatmeal :)
P.S. if you crave desserts in the morning like I do, this is the solution to your early-morning-sweet-tooth probs. It's literally like pie, just an easier, gluten-free, vegan, healthified, bowl'd version, because #college.
Makes 1 bowl
1 apple, chopped (I used fuji)
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp. coconut sugar
coconut oil, for the pan
2/3 - 3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups water
1/4 tsp. almond or vanilla extract*
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
pinch each of nutmeg & cloves
a handful of chopped walnuts
Optional: agave nectar or maple syrup, for topping
- Heat a pan over medium heat and coat with just a little coconut oil. Throw in the apples and let them soften.
- While the apples are cooking, stir the oats and water and microwave for about 2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Add the almond extract and spices, and set aside.
- Pour the almond milk into the pan and sprinkle with coconut sugar. Stir for another minute and then turn off the heat. Add the apples to the oatmeal and top with walnuts and extra syrup, if using.
- Take a pic, enjoy, savour, devour - you know the drill :)
Recipe adapted from here.
GUYS! If you tried this recipe, leave a comment below or tag me on instagram with #hungryhaley! I want to see all your lovely posts :)