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Apple Pie Oatmeal

Eating a delicious and healthy breakfast couldn't get any easier than this. For years I avoided eating oatmeal in it’s porridge stage but, who knew? This Apple Pie Oatmeal made me a believer! Simple, delicious, nutritious.... That's my motto! If it is your motto too, you will love this. This little treat will taste sinful but, it’s totally does the body good. This recipe could NOT be any easier or faster. First you add all the ingredients and leave it to steep overnight! You seriously can’t get any quicker than that! And the ingredients again are super simple.
Ingredients
  Unsweetened apple sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Steel cut oat/Rolled oats 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Almond milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Fat free greek yogurt 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Apple pie spice 2 Tablespoon (do to your own tastes. I like it spicy!)
  Vanilla extract/Vanilla bean 1 Tablespoon
  Green apple 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
Directions

MAKING
1. Into a container with a lid (ball jar, tupperware, etc) pour oats and dry seasonings. Mix well
2. Add wet ingredients to the dry. Mix well
3. Cover with lid and leave in fridge for 8 hours.

SERVING
4. Add the chunks of apple and enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Breakfast
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Soaking
Dish: 
Porridge
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Oatmeal Flour
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Servings: 
1
Story
I have been wanting to do this post for over a month now but, my site was under construction. Why, you ask? Well my old hosting company went out of business and I had to implore a friend to redesign my site for a different web host. And can I tell you what a SAINT this man is… amazing! He was able to keep the essence of the previous site… while at the same time making it more user friendly, easier for me to update, and still pretty. (I know…what a girlie thing to say but, it was important to me). I am very sorry that this took this long but, everything worthwhile takes a little time. So a huge thank you to Mr. Haseman for all his tireless work and help! Now… for the Oats! I received a brilliant and sweet email from Bec in Australia. She is hoping to find a 350 calorie rolled oat recipe for her new healthy breakfast routine. I had been dying to try an oatmeal yogurt pancake recipe and thought this would be perfect time to give it a whirl! But, I could never get the pancakes to the consistency I wanted them. So, I will keep trying that one on my own and report back once I get it to work. But, let me back track a little. First, I must admit that have never been a big fan of oatmeal. Not because of the flavor but, totally because of the consistency. As a kid I’d watch my dad and brother eat bowls and bowls full of this awesome smelling goodness. Each time I’d try to eat it however, I could barely get a spoonful down because the consistency made me nauseous. So, when Bec asked for this recipe… I knew right away I’d have to go with steel cut oats for myself because rolled and instant oats all create the texture that I for one can not handle. However, this recipe works just as well with rolled oats…plus rolled oatmeal have fewer calories for the same amount of oats….therefore please don’t fret. You can use the steel cut variety if you like you oatmeal with a little more chewy texture or rolled oats if you want a creamier texture. Either works and both are super delicious and great for your health! Now for the recipe. I heard about the overnight oatmeal from a great friend of mine in Cleveland. I have been “meaning” to try it for over a year. I never did because I just didn’t believe her when she said it would be the easiest and tastiest oatmeal ever. I was being stubborn… I know. Bec’s request made me dust off this overnight wonder and give it a try. The original recipe was unflavored…which I knew wasn’t going to fly for me. So I decided to try out a recipe my dad made once when I was a kid that made me WISH I ate oatmeal…. APPLE PIE! Oats are filled with cholesterol lowering fiber, roughly 4 to 5g in every 1/4 cup. Fiber is also especially good for people dealing with blood sugar issues like diabetes and for people hoping to prevent heart disease, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. It is recommended to get 25 to 38g of fiber per day. Most American’s take in less than 10g a day. This is an amazing way to start the day off right in the fiber category. But, steel cut oats are also packed with protein. You will get 5 to 7g per 1/4 cup. Not bad at all! Oats in general are high in manganese, good in iron, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and low in calories. Steel cut oats also have a good amount of iron and calcium packed inside. Selenium in oats works well with Vitamin E to decrease asthma symptoms and helps reduce risk of heart disease. Selenium also helps in the repair of DNA and has been suggested to help reduce risk of certain cancers, especially colon cancer. Also note that although oats contain a small amount of gluten, double blind tests have shown that it is well tolerated by people with Celiac disease, so give it a try even if you tend to go gluten free.

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