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Awesome Apple Oatmeal

    Start your day off right with this easy to make, heart-healthy breakfast grain which stars apple, banana and dried fruit to add natural sweetness. (Note: we made this recipe with Trader Joe’s Oven Toasted Old Fashioned Organic Oats with a cooking time of 5-7 minutes; and also with their Gluten Free Rolled Oats version with a cooking time of 15-20 minutes.)

    1 cup oats
    1 apple
    1 banana
    1/4 cup dried raisins and/or cranberries
    4 cups water
    1/4 Tsp salt
    1/2 Tsp ground cinnamon
    1/4 Tsp ground nutmeg

    Optional Toppings:
    1/4 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
    1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
    Dollop of plain yogurt
    Milk, almond or soy milk

    Cut apple into quarters and remove core, peel banana and chop both into 1″ pieces. In a large saucepan add water and salt and bring to a boil. Add oats and all ingredients, return to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook on low for 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve in bowls with optional toppings.

    Serves 4