oats with apple, pear, cinnamon and maple syrup

oats with apple, pear, cinnamon and maple syrup

As the chilly temperatures arrive in Cape Town and the rain comes down, I start looking for the comfort of hot oats for breakfast. Low in GI and considered a super food, I really notice that when I eat them, my hunger is abated for that little bit longer. This is a real plus because in winter I seem to wonder around in a permanent state of hunger.

I’m quite partial to adding things to my oats and have enjoyed a shot of whiskey in them before. Honey, seeds, stewed fruit and banana’s are a regular feature, but this time I wanted to cook the fruit into them. So to my portion of oats that I was making (aprox 1 1 /2 cups) I grated an apple and a pear and mixed these in about 5 minutes into the cooking time. Remember to include a pinch of salt, and keep adding boiling water as you go, stirring it almost all the time. I then added about 1/2 – 1 tsp of cinnamon and 1 tsp vanilla extract just before they were ready.

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