When the weather turns cold my breakfast turns hot and sustains me until lunch time. I love baked oatmeal but when I'm read to eat I don't want to wait for something to bake so I came up with this quick dish.
I start with (my homemade cranberry) granola and pour (almond or whatever milk you like) milk over it just to barely cover it. Then I nuke it for a minute. The milk will be absorbed into the oats.
While that is cooking, chop a couple of apples and saute in a small amount of butter, add a handful of walnuts and sprinkle with cinnamon, stir until coated. I always make more and have some for the next day. Cook until desired tenderness and top granola with a few spoonfuls of this apple nut mixture. Your home will smell like you've been baking apple pies!
The sauteed apples can be heated later and topped with Greek yogurt then a sprinkling of granola, as a healthy dessert, or another breakfast option. They are also great cold (keep refrigerated until ready to use) I also just made a wonderful kale salad using the apples and dried cranberries with a olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing. Having cooked apples on hand makes me think of different creative ways to use them.
It's fall y'all ! Eat what's in season, and take it to a health new level.