Chilly fall mornings + fresh picked apples from the farm = this amazingly simple (and delicious) Apple Pie Oatmeal.
I’m a big fan of microwaved oats. It’s a very easy way to get a warm, comforting, nutritious breakfast on the table in just five minutes.
The secret weapon for extra delicious microwave oats is mixing some egg whites into the oats once they are halfway through cooking. Not only does this add some protein to your breakfast, (which has been proven to help us stay full longer) but it makes the oats creamy, fluffy, and extra yummy.
Just be sure to add the whites in at the halfway point. This ensures that you don’t end up with scrambled eggs in your oats.
For me, the apples and cinnamon add enough sweetness to this breakfast, but if you want a little extra sweetness in your oats, simply add in a couple teaspoons of your favorite sweetener (hint: maple syrup would be divine).
Another great way to eat this, is to skip the walnuts, and stir in a tablespoon of your favorite nut butter. Oh the options….
Has the weather begun to get chilly by you yet? Have you started making some warm oats for breakfast? If so, what are some of your favorite combinations? I would love to hear all about it down in the comments below!
Clean Eating Apple Pie Oatmeal
Yield: Serves 1
Prep Time:2 minutes
Cook Time:2 minutes
Total Time:4 minutes
- 1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
- 2/3 cup water
- 1/4 cup egg whites
- 1/2 apple, diced
- few dashes of cinnamon
- 1 tbsp chopped walnuts
Place oats and water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
Stir in egg whites. Place back in microwave for 1 minute.
Oats should be nice and fluffy when they come out. Stir in apples and cinnamon. Transfer to a cool bowl. Top with walnuts and enjoy!
Nutrients per recipe: Calories: 203; Total Fat: 7g; Carbohydrate: 29g; Sugars: 8g; Protein: 10g