1 Cup Oats, instant or quick cooking
2 Cups Water½ teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
¼ teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
¼ Cup Brown Sugar, packed
½ Cup Applesauce
Boil the water, add oats, cook 7 minutes or until most of the water is absorbed.
Add applesauce, heat through.
Remove from heat.
Add cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, and brown sugar.
Mix and serve. Add more spice as desired.
For Pumpkin Oatmeal, substitute ½ Cup Unsweetened Pumpkin Puree for the applesauce.
To include ½ Cup of dried fruit, such as raisins or dried cranberries, add them after oats have cooked 3 minutes.
Recipe comes from Sandy Grady & Theresa Hafner, Denver Public Schools