Creamy oats paired with sweet apple and heady gingerbread spices. What could be better in a comforting autumn breakfast?
1cuprolled oatsnot the quick-cooking kind
1cupunsweetened almond milkcan sub cow's milk - whole or 2%
1cupchopped fresh applepeeled if you like (just about any kind will do)
1tablespoonspure maple syrup
1/4teaspoonfreshly ground nutmeg
Topping ideas: chopped fresh appledark brown sugar, pure maple syrup, sliced or slivered almonds, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), pecans, walnuts, raisins
Place a medium saucepan on the stove; don't turn on the heat yet. Place all ingredients in the pan (except for toppings), stir to combine, and then turn the heat to medium. Bring to a slow simmer then reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until thickened and the apples are soft, about 10 minutes.