Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe
1/2 cup apple, cut into 1/2 inch cubes, skin left on
1/4 cup roughly chopped pecans or walnuts (I used pecans)
1 teaspoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup water (a little less if you like denser oatmeal)
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
Additional brown sugar and cream for topping (optional)
In a sturdy saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the apple cubes and pecans and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to the apples and butter. Stir together and cook for another 3 minutes until the apples are softened and the sugar and spices have created a nice coating on the apples. Add the water and bring to a simmer. Add the oats and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes, stirring constantly. The oats should soak up the water.
Transfer the oatmeal to a serving bowl and top with additional brown sugar and/or a drizzle of heavy cream or milk.