The kids and I have been battling a wretched cold that has us speaking with rasps and coveting soft, smooth food. It hasn’t led to much creativity in the kitchen. Not fun. I cannot wait to get back to our happy, healthy, cough-free selves.
But, that doesn’t mean we don’t eat. We are still eating well.
You may remember that I mentioned recently that oatmeal just isn’t one of those go-to breakfasts for me, after a traumatic oatmeal experience as a child. My kids and husband on the other hand absolutely love it. I love to indulge them when they love something. So, when Tyler Florence told Oprah that he made oatmeal in apple juice to make it special, my interest was piqued. I had to try it.
Just to be clear, I am not anti-oatmeal. I actually like it … but mentally, it’s just something I avoid. Nonetheless, when I taste-tested the oatmeal before handing it over to Will and Paige, I was hooked. Thankfully, I had made a little extra so I had a small bowl too. It was deliciously sweet, apple-y and delicious. I stirred in a touch of ground cinnamon and it was magnificent.
So, how do you make it? Simply substitute apple juice for water when making your oatmeal and cook according to package directions. For this, I used quick-cooking steel-cut oats from Trader Joe’s.