Apples and cinnamon oatmeal was my favorite flavor of oatmeal as a kid. Nothing has changed! This lightened version has helped me control my sugar intake and it also has fresh apples which makes it delicious!
1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
1½ cups apples, peeled and chopped, such as Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 packages Truvia, Stevia, Splenda or your favorite sugar substitute, see shopping tips
3 tablespoons water
1 cup old fashioned rolled oatmeal, such as Quaker’s Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
1¾ cups water
⅓-½ cup fat-free milk, to taste
1 package Truvia, Stevia, Splenda or your favorite sugar substitute, see shopping tips
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
In a small nonstick pan, melt butter. Stir in apples, cinnamon and sugar substitute. Add 3 tablespoons water and mix well.
Cook over medium-low heat, string often until apples are softened, about 10 minutes.
In the meantime, cook oatmeal according to package directions but no need to add salt.
When apples are ready, mix into cooked oatmeal. Stir in milk, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and 1 package sugar substitute.
Continue to cook on low heat until hot.