Ambrosia Apple, Pistachio and Cinnamon Oatmeal [Recipe]

The perfect breakfast for cold winter days

Ambrosia apples recipeOn these chilly mornings, what better way to prepare to face the day than with a hearty bowl of oatmeal. In this recipe, we add the warming spice of cinnamon, nutrient and protein-rich pistachios and, of course, our favourite apple – Ambrosia, for its natural sweetness.

Want to know what oatmeal, Ambrosia apples and pistachios have in common? They all provide a sustained energy boost (thanks to being slow to digest) and they’re full of fiber so you’ll feel full and satisfied all the way until lunch. No big sugar spike – just a steady amount of energy to get you through the morning. Plus, oatmeal and pistachios both contain protein.

And, despite what you might think, making oatmeal is not a big production in the morning. We tested out this recipe and managed to make it in 15 minutes flat – from start to serving.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 medium, diced Ambrosia apple
  • 1 pitted, finely chopped Medjool date
  • 1.5 cups hot water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • Pinch salt
  • Handful toasted pistachios

Method:

In a small pot, sauté diced Ambrosia, chopped date and cinnamon using water as needed to ensure apples don’t stick to the pot. Simmer on low for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add oats, hot water and salt. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer on low for about 10 minutes or until oats are the desired consistency. Don’t forget to stir!

Transfer to a bowl and top with toasted pistachios. If oatmeal is too thick, stir in a little of your favorite type of milk. One last note. Many people enjoy oatmeal with a bit of brown sugar on top but with the dates and the sweetness of the Ambrosia apples, you likely won’t need it!

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