One of my favorite fall foods (besides everything pumpkin), is apple. Minnesota has so many great apples varieties and I usually end up having an apple every day during the fall. And of course, I love a good apple pie so I had to re-create those flavors in oatmeal form.
Apple Pie Oatmeal
1 baking apple (I prefer Honeyscrisp), cubed
½ tablespoon brown sugar
½ tablespoon butter
1 cup liquid
½ cup old fashioned oats
½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
6 tablespoons egg whites (for extra protein)
In a small pan, melt butter and saute cubed apple and brown sugar over low heat until softened. Be sure to keep an eye on them to prevent burning and stir occasionally.
At the same time, bring liquid to a low boil on the stove top.
Turn down heat slightly and stir in oats and spices.
Cook for 4-5 minutes until liquid is absorbed and oats are soft.
Stir in egg whites and apple. Let cook for about 30 seconds more then enjoy!