I make brown sugar and cinnamon oatmeal quite often on the weekends. My girls think it's a treat when I use the oatmeal out of the round container that takes a whole 5 minutes to cook. School mornings are always so rushed that they get the packaged oatmeal from the microwave that only takes a minute.
I have to admit that I was addicted to the packaged flavored oatmeal when I was pregnant with my Madison. I would eat one every morning after I got to work. My co-workers knew not to talk to me until after I had my oatmeal. Pregnant women can be quite cranky in the mornings when hungry and tired. That's when my love for oatmeal started, and now, my girls love it too.
Have you noticed my family likes cinnamon and apples together? I decided to combine the flavors of the brown sugar and cinnamon oatmeal with cinnamon apples. And I thew in some chewy dried cranberries for flavor, texture, and color. My little Jordyn still does not like oatmeal, but I still get her to try a bite whenever I make it. Lucky for me, I got to eat her bowl of Cinnamon Apple and Cranberry Oatmeal! This recipe makes 3 servings.
2 1/2 cups water
2 cups Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
2 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
3 T water
1/4 cup brown sugar
1-2 tsp cinnamon
dash of milk
In a medium sauce pan, add water and bring to a boil. Stir in the oats,and cook over medium high heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
In a small sauce pan over medium heat, add the diced apples, 3 T water, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Cook until apples are tender, about 5-7 minutes.