Makes 2 servings.

Oats with Caramelized Apples


1-1/2 cups water
1-1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or milk, soy, or water)
1/2 cup steel cut oats (or regular oats)*
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 Mott’s® Fresh apple, cored, peeled, and sliced
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 pinches nutmeg
1 scant tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons brandy or rum (or use 2 tablespoons Mott’s® apple juice)
Pinch of salt


In a large saucepan, bring milk and water to a boil. Add the steel cut oats and cinnamon, reduce heat to low, stirring occasionally until creamy and cooked through.

In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat butter until melted, add the sliced apples, and toss until coated with butter. Sprinkle with the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and stir. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the apples have softened. Add in the lemon juice and brandy. Cook for an additional minute or two until the sauce is slightly reduced.

Spoon the warm apples over the oatmeal and serve.

*Cook oats according to package directions.