This morning was one of those mornings. I had pulled out some apples for my son's breakfast and I held it in my hand wondering, just wondering what it might become. My stomach starting clicking away at the possibilities. I could melt caramel and marshmallows over it. Oh yeah. I could drizzle it with chocolate and throw some blueberries and colored sprinkles over it. Ohh, ohh my stomach roared, put all of that on it and bake it. That's when the brain kicked in and tried to smother that which my stomach had created. Damn logical brain doesn't want gooey goodness in the morning. Why brain why? Ok how about a compromise. Bake the apples with brown sugar and butter and then smother them with cooked oats (and maybe marshmallows??). No ok, we'll go with the blueberries.
Apples (depending on how many people you are feeding, recipe is for 1 whole apple which feeds two people)
1/2 tsp Brown Sugar for each 1/2 apple
1/2 tsp butter for each 1/2 of apple
I used Rolled Oats:
1 cup Rolled Oats (I used Gluten Free)
2 Cups Water or 1 cup Water and 1 cup Milk
1 tsp Honey
1/4 tsp Salt
Cut apples in half and using a melon baller, scoop out the center but not all of it, just where the core is. If the apple will not sit so that it doesn't tilt, turn over and cut a small piece off so that it sits flat. Add the butter and the Brown Sugar to the center. Place on cookie sheet covered with parchment paper.
Place in preheated oven (375 degrees F or 190 C) for 20 minutes or just a tad less as I like my applies with a bit of crunch left to them
Meanwhile make the Rolled Oats. Place into sauce pan all ingredients. If using milk stir more often as it can easily burn. The oats will thicken as they cook. Keep an eye on them but they should be done in about 15 minutes if cooking at a medium low temp stirring occasionally.
When the apples are done take them out and plate. Pour the oats on top. You can top with more butter and brown sugar if you like but I don't think they need it. Serve with bacon or eggs or both!
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