My new favorite breakfast: Oat Bran with cinnamon apples.
Oat bran comes from the Oat Grain and it is the layer just beneath the hull of the grain. It's a little higher in its nutrition values, with more protein and fiber than oatmeal. Read more about oat bran, here.
This recipe is hearty and healthy and can be made in about 10 minutes. It's great for picky little eaters, too, my baby loves it!
I like to top mine with a little greek yogurt to make it extra creamy. Cottage cheese would go well here, too.
To make this recipe, you'll need:
- ⅔ cup oat bran
- 1 large apple
- 1 tablespoon of lemon (rough estimate, use more or less depending on how tart you want the apples)
- cinnamon (I use a lot of cinnamon, like 2 tablespoons, but you can adjust to your preferences)
- pinch of nutmeg
- greek yogurt or cottage cheese
Optional: adding in brown sugar makes it taste like an apple pie, yum. But I say optional because it still tastes sweet enough without the added sugar, and is healthier that way.
My favorite oat bran is Bob's Red Mill. You can find it here or in most grocery stores.Print
Hearty and comforting oat bran cereal is a healthy breakfast that can be made in just 10 minutes. With simple, healthy ingredients this makes a great meal for young eaters!
- ⅔ cup oat bran (I use Bob's Red Mill)
- 2 cups water
- 1 large apple, cubed
- 1 tablespoon lemon
- 1-2 tablespoons cinnamon
- pinch of nutmeg
- pinch salt
- spoon of greek yogurt or cottage cheese
- optional: 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
- Cook the oat bran according to instructions.
- Toss cubed apples with lemon, cinnamon, and with optional brown sugar if using.
- Heat a saucepan to medium/low heat and add the apples. Cook them down as much as desired. I leave it for about 10 minutes. Stir occasionally.
- To serve: layer a bowl with the oat bran, cooked apples, and the greek yogurt.
- Eat and enjoy! This warm cereal is best fresh.