Polly’s Apple Fruit Spice Oatmeal
Two big servings or 4 smaller ones
1 cup old-fashioned oatmeal
2 cups water
Salt to taste
1/2 cup 365 Organics Dried Cranberry, Mango, Pineapple, Raisin Mix-or other favorite dried fruit mix
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup Good Value Splenda Sweetened Apple Pie Filling
1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1. Bring the oats and water to a boil with the dried fruits and pumpkin pie spice and cook covered until the water is absorbed, no more than about 5 minutes. Remove the lid towards the last few minutes of cooking, stirring frequently. (Preferably use a non stick sauce pan for this and then clean up will be a cinch!)
2. Add brown sugar or regular sugar or Splenda to taste-which I like the best of all the “man-made sweeteners” because it tastes most like sugar and can be measured exactly as you would sugar. I think it has the most natural flavor of all. It is your own personal preference.
3. Top the cooked fruity spicy oatmeal with about 1/3 cup or more of the Sugar Free Apple Pie Filling. I used the Wal-Mart brand-Good Value. I really love ti better than the sloppy, syrupy sugar laden ones. The apples are more like fresh with texture to them and they have a more natural sweetness, which I like, and I think you will too.
You can add milk or evaporated milk or cream for richness on top of the oatmeal. You can even stir in flavored creamers to flavor your oat meal. If you use the Fat Free variety, you can won’t even have to worry about measuring it. Just be reasonable.
Other oatmeal stir ins: Apple Butter, Fresh fruit of any kind like blueberries, raspberries or strawberries.
To make your own Home Made Peaches and Cream Oatmeal:
Make your oats in a 1 cup oats to 2 cups water ratio, cook and then top with a little bit of Vanilla Fat Free Coffee Creamer and Peach Preserves.