Thursday, October 14, 2010

Breakfast On the Go—Apple Pie Oatmeal

I love breakfast. Of course, my favorite way to eat it is out or prepared by someone else. But since, no one is calling me to the breakfast table, I recently found a recipe that has a two-step process that is almost as good as hearing “breakfast is ready”!


This recipe provides an easy way to get a jump on five servings of fruits and veggies a day..


Apples and dried cranberries simmered in spices….you can almost smell it, can’t you ? :)

Apple Pie Oatmeal


Brulee’d Crust

1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons light brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pinch of salt

1/4 cup dried cranberries, cherries, or raisins

1 Granny Smith apple, cut in to medium size pieces

Combine water, sugar, cinnnamon, salt, and cranberries in a small saucepan; bring to a boil over high heat. Cook until the sugar is completely dissolved, about one minute. Add the apples and reduce heat to medium. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are soft but not mushy and the mixture has thickened some ---about 15 minutes. Set aside.

***** At this point I let the fruit cool and then put it in the refrigerator.

To assemble: Heat the fruit ( I did it in the microwave). Make some oatmeal. Instant works just fine---remember, you are about to “gild the lily”. Layer oatmeal and fruit mixture in an ovenproof bowl or ramekin. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar evenly on top. Broil until golden brown and bubbly or pull out the torch!


Easy, healthy, mobile---and not bad on vanilla ice cream :)


Here’s a peek at one of the things keeping me busy this week…homemade mints. I am having a baby shower on Sunday and I’ll be sharing all next week!

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  1. Hi Susan...

    Ohhh my goodness...your Apple Pie Oatmeal looks and sounds absolutely divine! I would love it...I'll have to give your recipe a try! Thanks for sharing it with us! And...ohhh yes, I think I caught a "wiff" of those glorious spices while looking at your yummy photos! I had to chuckle when I read what you wrote about breakfast being your favorite meal...eaten out...or if someone else fixed it! That is sooo ME! Hehe!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  2. You come up with the best recipes, Susan!! I would love this on a cold snowy morning!! Now if I can find someone to make it for me while I lie in bed!!


  3. Sounds good. The only way I like oatmeal is if has something yummy like that added. I am not big on breakfast, but like it if been up a while, someone else cooked and cleaned up. Unfortunately, the type of breakfast food I usually want is NOT in my diet! Looking forward to seeing the shower pictures.

  4. Make no mistake, I made a beeline to your blog when I read your post title! I'm literally drooling and yes, I can smell it!! I am going to make this but I'll have to modify it a bit (drats!) due to my having type 2 diabetes. I know I won't be able to sleep for thinking about this delicious concoction!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Deanna :D

  5. This looks awesome. And I love the suggestion of eating over ice cream - or for breakfast. Thanks for this great post!

  6. I'm gonna whip these up and take them to the grandkiddos house tomorrow morning! Love the idea!

  7. Hey! That's easy enough I could do it! And it's made of some of my favorite things!!!! Thank you very much!

  8. Hi Susan,

    This Apple pie oatmeal looks delicious especially with the brulee'd Crust and thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Look forward to hearing more about your Home made mints. Enjoy the baby shower and the rest of the weekend


  9. Susan, that looks wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. YUM!

    I have missed you. I am going to try and blog some in between the mountain of demands that have suddenly piled up like cord wood! ;-) I thought of you when I heard that Ole Miss' new mascot is going to be a bear. I don't understand how that could possibly coincide with the team name, but that's just me. Anyhow, I have been thinking of you...


    Sheila :-)

  10. Susan, I felt like I COULD smell this cooking! What a wonderful Fall treat. Thank you for sharing it. I'm defnitely going to try this recipe. laurie

  11. Looks delicious! Good, I didn't miss the shower post. I have limited time out of bed, pneumonia!