Prep 2 mins
Cook 5 mins
This recipe is from Mary and John McDougall's "All You Can Eat Cookbook". It's a delicious twist on oatmeal. This is great with chopped dates, strawberries, blueberries, etc.
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1⁄2 cup applesauce
- 2 tablespoons raisins (or other dried fruit)
- 1⁄2 cup sliced banana (or other fresh fruit)
- 1 1⁄2 cups boiling water
- 1 dash cinnamon or 1 dash mace
- Combine the oatmeal, applesauce, raisins, and cinnamon or mace in a medium bowl.
- Add boiling water and fresh fruit and let the mixture rest for 5 minutes before eating.
I made a single serving of this in the microwave today, but I am not going to rate it because I changed it quite a bit. I used 1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 cup milk, 1/4 cup applesauce, a dash of cinnamon, and about a tablespoon of brown sugar. I mashed half a banana to mix into the oatmeal and cut the other half in slices to put on top. I really enjoyed it, and I really like how the applesauce helps all the other flavors blend together. I think the concept would work well with other fruits too, or even multiple fruits in the same oatmeal. Thanks!
This was a nice change from regular banana oatmeal. I too used milk (skim), rolled oats & unsweetened applesuace. I used more cinnamon (my favorite!) & microwaved it all for 1 1/2 min, then topped with a Splenda pkt. I used bananas for my fruit :-). Thank u for sharing; it was fun to try!
I tried this today and it wasn't bad. I used a banana and half raisins and half Craisins, and overall, the taste was pretty good. The only issue I had was that the texture of the oatmeal was very watery, more like a soup than oatmeal. Also, the flavor of the applesauce (I used unsweetened) was a little too strong for my taste. A good idea, but I don't think I will be trying it again. Thank you for posting it, though!