Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

A marvelous breakfast for oatmeal lovers and others. I used regular oatmeal, cooked for about 20 minutes and one tbsp of molasses and one tsp of Slenda, a sugar substitute. You can use more nutmeg, up to 1/2 tsp.


  1. Cook oatmeal in boiling water, according to package instructions.
  2. When oatmeal is nearly cooked, stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmet and ginger.
  3. Add chopped apple and cook for about a minute or until the apples are hot.
  4. Sprinkle with nuts and serve.
Most Helpful

Whew! An extremely filling and nutritious breakfast, but it was a bit too much for me. I halved the recipe and made this in the microwave. I boiled water on HIGH for 3 minutes, and then added 1/8 teaspoon salt (according to package instructions) and oatmeal and cooked for an additional 3 minutes, stirring approximately every 45 seconds. After adding the spices and apple, I cooked for another minute. I omitted the ginger since I'm not too fond of it. I had to use a "sweet" apple because we don't get Granny Smiths here, and so it ended up a bit too sweet for me.

Anu October 01, 2002

This was really good, I think! I often make oatmeal in the mornings for breakfast, and this one feels like it'll keep me full past lunch! :) I halved the recipe, and only used about a little over half of a Gala apple. Also, even using a TINY bit of ground ginger, I could still feel the "bite" of it, and I think I might omit the ginger altogether next time. I used old-fashioned oats, and made it in the microwave (micro'd the oatmeal and water for 1 min. 15 sec., did the mixing, and then micro'd for about 1 min. more). I also put finely chopped pecans on top. It was a great fall breakfast. Thanks for posting this!

Greeny4444 September 28, 2010