Friday, September 14, 2012

Caramel Apple Oatmeal

Let's just say I took one of the world's most perfectly healthy foods and fattened it up just a tad:@) Normally I'd add a little brown sugar to my apple oatmeal so I thought what the heck, caramel is like brown sugar-right? Right. I don't suggest eating this every day but it would be a nice treat on a fall Saturday, or maybe for ~Halloween~ breakfast.
 What would make this even more over the top? 
Adding some chopped nuts and maybe a drizzle of chocolate too.

Note: The caramel will melt into the oatmeal quickly when hot, so I'd drizzle it on at the table with the kids there. Full disclosure: The above shot was taken after the oatmeal cooled, simply for the sake of trying to get a better picture... What can I say, it's oatmeal folks, not exactly Super Model material...
Here's my first pic.

Caramel Apple Oatmeal
1 large apple, peeled and chopped
2 C water
1 C Old Fashioned Oats
About 4 square Kraft Caramels per bowl, unwrapped-maybe an extra 1-2, they stick to the cup
  1. Add apple and water to 2 quart pot with lid, bring to a boil.
  2. Add the oatmeal, bring to boil, reduce to simmer and cook for approximately 5-8 minutes or until desired consistency.
  3. Place caramels in a microwave safe cup, add a couple drops of water, microwave for a few seconds, stop and stir, repeat until melted. 
  4. Drizzle caramel over oatmeal, serve with milk or cream.
Eat well and have a happy day:@)

22 comments:

  1. Since I love the taste of caramel apples, and I love oatmeal, this looks fantastic. I wonder if you could get *almost* the same taste with some of that sugar free caramel sauce? Probably not, but I would be able to eat twice as much of it. (That's my theory, and I'm sticking to it...)

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  2. ahhh, bet this is delicious. We eat the old fashioned oats about twice a week..I use brown sugar (IDEAL, SUGAR SUB), cinnamon and butter. I am sure going to give this apple/caramel a try.
    xo bj

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  3. I probable could eat this everyday....I love all these flavors:apples,oatmeal,caramel,butter and milk.What's not to love,yep...I could eat this everyday,an if you throw in some chocolate and nuts...wowser...sends me to the moon.

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  4. To me oatmeal is one of the MAJOR FOOD groups! If I were stranded on an island, the only thing I would want is "OATMEAL"! Ahhh YES your pictures look fantastic to an OATMEAL LOVER Like "MOI"! and yes I HAVE sprinkled a little cocoa on top too(I CONFESS)!
    WOW, this caramel version is new to me...Let's set up a FIXIN station like they do with ice cream,hehe!
    Thank you Lynn for a NEW TRY on my oats...
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Big Hugs,
    Donna

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  5. As I was scrolling down my reading list, I could smell this wonderful aroma of a mix of caramel apple and apple crisp...hmm...Aha, Lynn's place, I should have known..hahaha! Have a great weekend, friend! xo

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  6. MMMMM! Bet that is good! I'd save that for a Saturday Morning Special!!!

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  7. Oh my goodness - you are bad and that looks good!

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  8. My husband is going to LOVE me tomorrow morning! especially when he sees the chopped nuts on top of the caramel!
    Thank you, dearie.
    xo

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  9. It looks amazing, can't wait to try it.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  10. This looks wonderful. I love apples and oatmeal...a little caramel turns it into a breakfast dessert! Yum!

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  11. Oh no! Don't give me any ideas! I already have oatmeal for breakfast most every morning. With fruit (often apples, or blueberries in season) and brown sugar and cinnamon, nutmeg....
    All I'm missing is that caramel....
    Did you pull up your bean...stalks?
    If you want any cayenne or jalepenos, I sure would like to get rid of some of this ongoing bounty!

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  12. I am all for candy with my breakfast!!! What a brilliant idea, Lynn! I always want to make everything you post. I'm as happy as Earl in mud when I visit!!

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  13. Oh, yeah...now this is an oatmeal I can get behind! I think I'd eat a shoe if it was cooked with apples and caramel :)

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  14. Ooooh my! I gotta try this!!!!! I think my girls would love it.

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  15. Looks great to me! I love oatmeal and with caramel...whoa!!! I'll tell you what I've fixed before...hot oatmeal with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. So yummy.

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  16. This sounds really like a comfort food. Yum.
    Have suddenly got the urge to have a delicious oatmeal breakfast with apples and caramels.
    Pat

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  17. Now that would get anyone out of bed on a cold morning!

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  18. Awesome! Wow, does that ever look good, Lynn! Thanks for sharing. I am going to have to try this and I just happen to have some caramels and apples in the house.

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  19. This oatmeal sounds absolutely delicious. I would love a bowl right now.

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