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Recipe: Homemade Apple Oatmeal

Published October 11, 2013 8:30 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling

I love adding fruit, nuts and raisins to oatmeal. These little morsels plump up the texture and the taste! However, for picky eaters and your average toddler, adding ALL these extras may not be a realistic option. So, this time of year when you may have some extra apples sitting in your refrigerator crisper, use them to add a little variety and flavor to one of those simple everyday meals.

You will need:

1 cup water 

1/4 cup apple juice 

1 apple, cored and chopped (remove the apple peel as well if preferred)

2/3 cup rolled oats 

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Recipe Steps:

  1. Have your little one help you measure out the water and apple juice and pour both carefully into a sauce pan. Slowly warm on the stove.
  2. (Peel), Core and chop the apple into small pieces and place in the saucepan.
  3. Bring to a slow boil over high heat and stir apples to help them soften.
  4. Measure out and then stir in the rolled oats and cinnamon. Stir so it seasons evenly.
  5. Return to a boil and then reduce heat to low. Allow to simmer until the oatmeal thickens - about 3 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with a teaspoon of brown sugar for some added sweetness!
  7. Enjoy!

Apple Gadgets

Looking for some fun kitchen gadgets to speed up your apple prep?? These two are perfect for the fall and holiday season!

  1. Try a simple apple slicer! They core and slice your apple with one steady push!
  2. Looking for a way to CORE, SLICE and PEEL your apples?? This fun tool can easily help you and your little one create the apple dish you desire! It slices the apples in a spiral design and is ideal for children who prefer skin-off when eating their apples. Makes dipping your fruit into caramel and peanut butter just a bit more exciting!

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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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