I also used apple Juicy Juice but natural applesauce and added a shake or two more cinnamon. The oatmeal was very easy to make and I doubled the recipe with no trouble at all but it was to sweet for us. Next time I would use half apple juice and half water and add raisins or cranraisins. Made and reviewed for the Healthy Choices Tag Game.
I thought this turned out great, but I had to make some adjustments. The first time I made it as written (cut it into a 1/4 for a snack) but the oats were mushy. Then I used 1/3 cup apple juice (no sugar added kind) & 1/4 cup rolled oats. I microwaved it for 1 min, then added the applesauce (no sugar added!) & 1/4 tsp cinn. I topped it with a Splenda pkt. Tasted great! Next time I'll add more things like raisins, vanilla yogurt & probably some more fruit. I love apples, but since it's always for one serving, I usually can't cut up a whole apple to use! So recipes like this are a welcome find where I can get that great flavor :-). Thank u for sharing.