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Apple Pie Oatmeal

Aple Pie Oatmeal

This really couldn’t be easier.  And trust me…this is the BEST oatmeal you will EVER eat. My kids go ga-ga for it – and so do I.  You have never seen oatmeal disappear so fast!  It turns humble oatmeal into something magnificent – something REQUESTED by the little people in your life. :)

It’s easy to cook up some apples while the oatmeal cooks in the microwave or on the stove top. But, you can also make the apples the night before, with dinner – just be sure to make a lot so there will actually be leftovers.  Then, just heat and serve the leftover apples over oatmeal for a super quick weekday breakfast.

The apples make their own syrup so there is no need to add extra honey or other sweeteners to the oatmeal.  Clean eating and real food recipes don’t have to be hard. Here’s a fine {and fantastic} example of a humble, frugal dish that will get rave reviews from even the snobbiest of foodies. :)

apple fest at Walmart

So, you might be asking, “What type of apples should I use?” I found this cool table from Bauman Orchards, Inc. that is easy to read and shows which apples are good for what {eating, cooking, baking, sauces, and freezing} and it also gives you the characteristics and flavor profiles for many types.  While there are many types of apples that will work for this recipe, some of my favorites to keep in the crisper are Fugi, Sweet Tango, Honey Crisp, and Pink Lady. These are all delicious to eat and cook with, making them very versatile {which is why they are my favorite!}.

You can find many of these types at Walmart right now since they are swapping out their produce offerings and setting the produce department for “Apple Fest.”  Just be sure to look for ORGANIC varieties because apples are at the tip top of the Dirty Dozen list – meaning they have a high pesticide/herbacide/fungacide load.  Thankfully, organic apples are getting easier and easier to find so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding some.  {Proof that voting with your dollar is working!}

Okay, now that you are armed with everything you need to know, go add this to your menu plan this week!  You’re going to love it!

And, if you are wondering what to do with the rest of those apples, be sure to surf around and see a few more recipes here on WholesomeMommy.com – there are lots of yummy ones like:

caramel sauce

  What is YOUR favorite type of apple and where do you usually BUY your apples?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I’m a participant in the Walmart Moms Program. Walmart has provided me with a product sample and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. Participation in this program is voluntary and the opinions stated above are entirely my own.

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