The girls love eating oatmeal for breakfast. Ani calls it oappymeal – I’m not exactly sure how it started, but I’ll be sad when she grows out of it. They’re growing up all too fast, thanks to time and lots of healthy meals.
Last month, I started driving Adalyn to school, which gives us an additional 45 minutes to spend together in the morning. Mornings feel a bit more leisurely now and I have time to make them something a little healthier than a bowl of cereal.
I was tired of serving them oatmeal out of a packet and wondering what the powder substance consists of, so I started making homemade oatmeal, which only takes a few extra minutes. I’ve been experimenting with different low sugar, high protein “flavors” and have found a favorite – Apple Pie Oatmeal. I’m giving you permission to eat pie for breakfast, without the guilt.
To keep my kids fuller longer, I am always looking for more ways to get more protein in them. I make Apple Pie Oatmeal with fairlife milk and walnuts, which has more protein than other milk, and minimize their sugar intake, so that they don’t crash. I use just a touch of butter with apple pie spice and cinnamon to marinate fresh apples cubes. It makes the kitchen smell delightful, just like fall.
Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add butter, apple, brown sugar, apple pie spice, cinnamon and salt. Stir until soft, about 3 minutes.
- Add milk and increase heat to medium high until it comes to a gentle boil.
- Reduce heat to medium and add oats. Stir frequently until oatmeal is soft and milk is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
- Optional: stir in ¼ c fairlife
- Top with walnuts or pecans and enjoy!
Thank you to fairlife for making protein rich milk accessible, without artificial hormones so that our family can enjoy it with confidence and thank you for supporting the brands that make it possible to share fresh content with you regularly!