Late Summer and early Autumn is my favourite time of year for produce. Most of my favourites are abundant – figs, black grapes, concord grapes, pears, and… Honeycrisp Apples.
Yes, I know they can be expensive, but nothing beats the light, crisp, super-sweet bite of a Honeycrisp. My children’s inheritance may be smaller, but it’s totally worth it, right?
This simple recipe is perfect for chilly Autumn(or Winter) mornings. You can even prepare a large batch ahead of time, and warm it up as needed.
FYI: It’s also good cold. Similar to a rice pudding.
Of course, you can substitute any type of apple in this recipe, but I highly recommend Honeycrisp, for the superb flavour.
In the same vein, any type of oatmeal can be used, but the cooking directions are specific to Steel Cut(and recommended for their outstanding satiety and fiber content).
- 1 extra large Honeycrisp Apple, diced (do not remove peel!)
- 4 cups Water
- 1 cup uncooked Steel Cut Oats
- 4 tsp Maple Sugar (if desired, you may substitute Sucanat or Coconut Sugar)
- 1 and 1/2 tsp ground Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- Bring water and salt to boil in a large saucepan.
- Add apples and oats to boiling water, stirring frequently for about 5 minutes, or until oats begin to thicken.
- Reduce heat to simmer; and add maple sugar and cinnamon. Continue to stir for a minute or two.
- Allow mixture to simmer for approximately 25 minutes, stirring frequently, until mixture is thick, and oats/apples are soft.
- Remove from heat, and serve. Makes 4 servings.