Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. For optimal benefits, a healthy breakfast should be eaten within a half hour of waking up in the morning. Ben shares a warm and healthy recipe that’s quick and easy to enjoy!
Ingredients and equipment you will need:
1/2 apple (preferably McIntosh), cored and coarsely chopped
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch kosher salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1/4 cup toasted pecans
Microwave safe serving bowl
Apple corer (optional)
Always wash your hands
before handling any food.
Carefully slice & core the apple.
It can be safer and easier to use a corer if one is available.
If assistance is needed using a knife, ask for help,
or purchase apples already cut from the produce section of the grocery store.
Cut the apple into chunks.
Pour 1 cup of oats into a microwave safe serving bowl.
Add a pinch of salt and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon to the oats.
Put apples into the bowl with the oats.
Pour in 1 cup of water and stir everything together.
Put in microwave on high for 2 minutes. If most of the water is not absorbed, cook for 30 more seconds.
Add 1 tablespoon maple syrup to oatmeal and stir.
Pour 1/4 cup pecans on top.
Additional options for fabulous oatmeal:
Sliced bananas and a scoop of peanut butter are great additions.
Top it off with a serving of fresh or frozen berries.
Instead of maple syrup try using a non-calorie natural sweetener like Truvia, or a low-glycemic sweetener like organic blue agave.