Is it me or does oatmeal just make you happy? I love this apple cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast. The apples become so delicious and sweet after cooking. And in combination with the cinnamon and raisins this becomes such a wonderful first meal of the day.
How to make Oatmeal?
Oatmeal is super easy to make. Just add the desired amount of oats and twice as much milk. I usually estimate the amount of milk I need. But if you’re not used to making oatmeal you can measure the milk to be sure you’re not using too much or too little.
You can cook the oats in a pan on the stove until the oats get soft and the texture becomes sticky. But you can also put the oats with the milk for approximately 1,5 minutes in the microwave.
Apple Cinnamon Toppings
Start by slicing the apples. The apples will cook faster if you slice them in smaller parts. You can also slice the apples into cubes if you like. Also don’t forget to remove the core of the apples.
When the apples are sliced you can cook them in a little bit of water. The apples will become soft and sweet after cooking. If you want the apples to be a little crispy cook them shorter. And if you want the apples to be soft cook them longer. I like the apples when they are soft so I cook them a little longer.
Add some cinnamon and ground ginger to the oatmeal and mix until the spices are divided. And put the cooked apples on top of the oatmeal.
Add the dried cranberries and raisins and the oatmeal is ready!! For an extra garnish I also added some shredded coconut. But you can skip this step if you want to save some time.