I've featured both quick and steel-cut oats on the blog before but I needed to try something new. This recipe for autumn fruit and nut oats isn't anything super genius but it is delicious, super filling, fiber packed and still very inexpensive. The trick here, as always, is to portion control the expensive ingredients (walnuts and cranberries).
The maple syrup I used to sweeten the dish is, of course, optional as is milk (which I didn't use).
For a link list of past oatmeal recipes and egg "sandwich" recipes, scroll to the bottom of the post.
Total Recipe cost: $0.54
Servings Per Recipe: 1 bowl
Prep time: 5 min. Cook time: 1.5 min. Total: less than 10 min.
|1/2 cup||old fashioned oats||$0.09|
|1/4||apple, chopped (gala)||$0.11|
|2 Tbsp||chopped walnuts||$0.21|
|2 tsp||dried cranberries||$0.06|
|1 Tbsp||maple/pancake syrup||$0.02|
STEP 1: Place 1/2 cup oats and 1 cup water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for one minute, stir then microwave for another 30 seconds.
STEP 2: Stir the cinnamon into the oatmeal and top with the chopped apple, walnuts, cranberries and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Note: I chopped one apple and kept the rest in a re-sealable container in the fridge so that it was ready to go for the next three mornings.
Other Oatmeal Recipes:
Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Pear Ginger Steel Cut Oats
Indian Spiced Oats with Coconut Milk
Gingerbread Steel Cut Oats
Blueberry & Banana Yoatgurt
Egg "sandwich" recipes... oh how I'll miss you.
Egg Florentine Quesadilla
Chili Garlic Breakfast Quesadilla
Jalapeno Hummus Breakfast Sandwich
Asparagus Breakfast Wrap