This is yet another creation of which I did not take a picture, due to the fact that...it looks like nearly any other kind of oatmeal out there! And oatmeal just looks...bleh. Haha!
If you know me well, you know that I absolutely love the heck out of oatmeal. Why? Because a) It keeps you going (and, on a very regular basis, I am going all sorts of different places all day, so stopping for food every few hours is a major inconvenience), b) it's healthy, and c) if you make it the right way, it tastes pretty darn amazing! Most people prefer sweet oatmeal; however, I discovered that the stuff can be just as amazing when mixed with a few savory ingredients as well.
My favorite kind of sweet oatmeal has always been apple cinnamon. The Quaker Instant kind. X) But the other day, I do believe I created something just a bit better. Although this recipe physically yields more oatmeal than a packet of the instant stuff does, it only has 20 more Calories. Oh, and it has no added sugar.
Apple Pie Porridge
1/3 cup quick oats
Scant 1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup water
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla
Mix oats and salt together and add water. Microwave for approx 1 min, 15 sec. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Try topping with raisins or cranberries. :p
Once you try this stuff, you'll see why I called it Apple Pie Porridge.