Monday, January 30, 2012

Vanilla Bean Oatmeal with sauteed apples

Emma has been eating Oatmeal every day for the past month.   Today I wanted to change things up a bit for her and decided to use my new favorite Vanilla Bean Paste from Nielsen-Massey..   The flavor of the oatmeal was amazing and then I topped it off with yummy sauteed apples.   Great breakfast that packs a long lasting punch.   It's so good I made some for myself!

Vanilla Bean Oatmeal

  • 1/2 C quick oats (I use Quaker 1 minute Oats)
  • 3/4 C water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 T vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 T butter
  • 2 T milk
Directions:   In a mircowave safe bowl, combine quick oats and water and zap on high for 90 seconds.   Once done, add a pinch of salt, vanilla bean paste and butter.  

Stir until butter has melted then add milk and mix again.   Serve with sauted apples or any other fruit or nut.

Sauteed Apples

  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and peeled and chopped
  • 1 T butter
  • 1 T brown sugar
Directions:   In a small saute pan, melt butter.   Add apples and brown sugar and simmer a few minutes until tender.   Spoon onto Vanilla Bean Oatmeal and serve warm!

1 comment:

Steph said...

I love my oatmeal with apples in it, but have never thought to sautee them first! Such a great idea!