Oatmeal, apples, and mulberries are some of the best power foods to increase energy and boost health. So, I decided to combine all three for a perfect breakfast– warm, baked apples and oatmeal sweetened with plump mulberries and a honey filling!
(Serves 2 for sharing)
1 large Golden Delicious apple (sweet and maintains it’s shape after baking)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon sugar in the raw
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 cup mulberries (excellent source of both iron and vitamin C)
1/2 cup oatmeal
3/4 cup water
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup Skim Plus Milk
3/4 cup Quaker Oats
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 375°. Carve out the core of the apple with a paring knife, discarding any core or seeds. Place the carved apple in a shallow baking pan filled with water and one cinnamon stick. Sprinkle the top of the apple with cinnamon and sugar and drizzle with a teaspoon of honey. Bake 30 minutes, until tender.
Remove the baked apple from the oven and place in a serving bowl. Carefully scoop out the inside of the baked apple with a spoon and carve out a small bowl. Be careful to leave the shape of the apple intact, leaving 1/2 inch on each side including the bottom. Reserve all cut-out baked apple pieces and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup skim milk and a pinch of salt to a boil. Stir in oats, cut-out baked apple pieces, mulberries, and cook about 1 minute over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
Fill the baked apple with oatmeal mixture. Top with 1 teaspoon honey. Optional: Serve with light cool whip, for a creamy topping.