Breakfasts

CARAMELIZED APPLE

CARAMELIZED APPLE 

 

Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 7 to 8 hours on low
This breakfast of apple cinnamon oatmeal tastes like apple pie with
its sweet caramel goodness. Made with natural sweeteners that are
adaptable to your personal tastes, all it takes is a few minutes of
prep time for you to wake up to a heart-healthy, filling, and
delicious breakfast.
Serves 6
Nonstick cooking spray
2 pounds apples (about 5 large or 9 small apples), chopped into 1-inch pieces
(peeling is optional)
½ cup brown sugar (more or less to taste)
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Pinch salt
2 cups rolled oats
2 large eggs
2 cups low-fat or fat-free milk, or plant-based milk
1½ cups water
1. Generously grease the bowl of a 6-quart slow cooker with the
cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, add the apples, brown sugar, cinnamon,
nutmeg, lemon juice, and salt and toss to combine. Add the oats
and stir again. Pour the mixture into the slow cooker.
3. Using the same bowl, whisk the eggs into the milk until the
mixture is very smooth. Add the water and whisk again. Pour this
mixture over the apple-oat mixture. Cover and cook on low for 7 to
8 hours.
4. Serve warm.
Per Serving (approximately 1½ cups): Calories: 202; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated
Fat: 1g; Trans Fat: 0g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g;
Cholesterol: 67mg; Sodium: 95mg; Carbohydrates: 36g; Fiber: 4g; Sugars:
24g; Protein: 8g
COOKING TIP: To caramelize the apples even more, skip the tossing in
step 2 and instead layer the apples, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon,
nutmeg, lemon juice, and oats in the greased pot in that order and do not
stir. Whisk the milk, eggs, and water as in step 3 and pour over the
layered apples. Cook as directed.
VARIATION TIP: You can make this recipe gluten-free by using
gluten-free rolled oats.