If banana went inside the oatmeal yesterday, today it was apple’s turn. The method of preparation is also different, but the concept is the same. Usually people take about 1/3 (or sometimes 1/2) cup per person and cook it in about 1 cup of liquid. The amount of liquid is something we have to adjust depending on the consistency we want, the kind of oats used and also on the cooking duration.
When cooking with fruits like apple, which is harder than a banana, you need to cook the fruit a little bit first. I like them softer in my oatmeal. Microwave cooking can sometimes end up being rubbery, but luckily that wasn’t the case. I had this oatmeal almost 2 hours after cooking and yet it wasn’t rubbery or dry. You will, of course, have to adjust the liquid in case it turns out too dry.
So, without further ado, lets get the microwave on!
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- 1/2 apple, chopped fine (about 1/3 cup)
- 1/3 cup oats
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- honey or sweetener of your choice
- Topping : 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter, a dash of cinnamon and a little granola
- Soak oats in 1/2 cup milk. Set aside.Start chopping apples finely. Set some aside for the topping.
- In a microwave proof bowl, add the finely chopped apples and the water. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the apples are a little soft.
- Now add the soaked oats. Mix well. If its too dry, add a dash of milk.
- Cook for 3-4 minutes, but be sure to keep an eye on it as the milk might boil over. I had to pause the microwave multiple times and stir the oatmeal to prevent overflow.
- Once cooked, let it rest for a few minutes before stirring in the honey. Top with the apple pieces set aside and whatever else you prefer.