Apple Pie Oatmeal

Ever wish that you could have apple pie for breakfast? Say no more! This oatmeal recipe has all the flavors of an apple pie. This simple breakfast dish features chia seeds that provide a little more texture than just plain ‘ol oatmeal. Since chia seeds have a lot of nutritional benefits, you can have your cake – in this case, apple pie flavored oatmeal and eat it too!
No, this is not your average apple cinnamon flavored oatmeal. The fresh chopped apples really make a difference in this recipe!

Serving Size: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

•1 cup rolled oats
•½ Tbsp. chia seeds
•1 tsp ground cinnamon
•½ tsp ground nutmeg
•¼ tsp ground cardamom
•2 ½ cups water or almond milk
•2 Tbsp. honey or maple syrup
•¼ cup minced apples
•½ tsp vanilla extract
For the topping
•1 Tbsp. butter
•1 large apple, chopped
•½ Tbsp. maple syrup
•½ tsp cinnamon
•2 Tbsp. Chopped walnuts

Procedure:

1.In a small saucepan, melt the butter and sauté the apples. Add in the maple syrup and cinnamon and stir until the apples are coated and starts turning soft. Remove from heat and set aside.
2.In a separate saucepan, combine the oatmeal, chia seeds, spices, liquid, maple syrup, and minced apples and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until the oatmeal thickens. Stir in the vanilla extract and remove from heat. Serve in bowls and top with the cooked apples and chopped walnuts.