This perfect combination has a wonderful aroma that will make you think of a hot apple pie in the morning.
3 1/2 cups (625 mL) skim milk
1 1/3 cups (325 mL) large flake oats
1/3 cup (75 mL) wheat germ
2 tbsp (30 mL) packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp (2 mL) pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon
1 apple or pear, cored and diced
2 tbsp (30 mL) dried cranberries
Make ahead option: Make the oatmeal the night before and warm up in the microwave the morning of with a splash of skim milk. Stir and enjoy!
Fruit Variations: Use your favourite fruit in season instead of the apple. Try peaches, plums, strawberries, blueberries or pears.
Tip: If you want your apple softer, simply add it earlier and cook until desired texture.
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