Apple Spice Oatmeal

Apple Spice Oatmeal

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
  • 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, no sugar added
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries or cranberries

In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil.  Add all of the ingredients, return to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to low and simmer for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid the oatmeal sticking to the bottom.

Remove from the heat, cover, and let sit for 3 minutes.  Serve immediately, topped with skim milk if desired.

Yields 2-3 servings.