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Butter Toasted Apple Pie Oatmeal

If you already have a favorite apple pie spice blend, feel free to substitute!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Karen Gibson

Ingredients

for the apple pie spice blend

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

for the oatmeal

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small apple peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon + 1 tablespoon apple pie spice blend
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • almond soy, or dairy milk, as needed (optional)

Instructions

for the apple pie spice blend

  • Combine all spices in a small bowl and stir or whisk to blend, set aside.

for the oatmeal

  • Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in a medium pot (that has a lid) over medium heat. Add apples and stir to coat with the butter. Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of the spice blend over the apples, and cook the apples for about 5 minutes, stirring occassionally, until the apples begin to soften.
  • Scootch the apples aside in the pot, add 1 tablespoon butter to it and let melt. Add the oats to the butter and stir to coat - try to keep them separate from the apples. Toast the oats in the butter for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add boiling water to the pan and stir well. Cover, and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Uncover and reduce heat to low. Let the oatmeal set for a few minutes.
  • Stir in the brown sugar/maple syrup, spice blend, and salt. Taste to make sure there's enough seasonings (you might need a little more spice blend or a pinch of salt). Add milk, if using and stir until the oatmeal reaches desired creaminess (I usually use 1 to 2 tablespoons).
  • Spoon into bowls and top each with a pat of butter, if desired.