Monday, September 3, 2012

applesauce oatmeal

i HATE prepacked oatmeal!  they are super expensive and 1 package never satisfies my kids - i end up making a whole box and they are still hungry!  we moved onto quick oats a really long time ago!  when i first starting making them i used the stove top method and while i was able to make a large pot for all the kids, they always ate too much.  with a few tweaks, i started making it in the microwave.  they each get 1 bowl full and are satisfied!

last week i brought home an abundance of natural applesauce cups.  my usual piggies did not want to eat them and i did not want to give them away.  i had to find a purpose for them - APPLESAUCE OATMEAL!

here's my recipe for 1 serving:

1/2 cup quick oats
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon sugar
sprinkle cinnamon
dribble of vanilla extract
1/2 of an individual cup of applesauce

i always put the cinnamon and sugar in first then add the oats on top then milk and now applesauce last.  i usually cook for 2 minutes and 15-30 seconds just depending on the consistency.  i let sit for a good 3-5 minutes before serving so it doesn't burn the little mouths.

yesterday was my first day at making it and they begged for it again this morning!  i can't wait to try other variations of this!


1 comment:

  1. Try Steel Cut Oats. They have more fiber and protein then the regular oats and although they take a little bit longer, you can still cook them in the microwave. And, they aren't more expensive either:-)