This recipe is very easy, and certainly beats the little store-bought package of cinnamon & raisin oatmeal. It's cinnamon & apple aroma will remind of all the comforts that come with fall. The best part is that you can control what goes in it when you make it. That means no artificial flavors or preservatives, and you can make it as healthful as you want with fruit and nuts.
Cut the recipe in half for a single serving or double it to feed the whole family. I think that making an extra serving is great for enjoying a quick and easy breakfast the next day! Just store in an airtight container and nuke for about a minute in the microwave. Add a splash of milk to loosen it up again.
2 cups whole wheat oatmeal
1 1/2 cups water, plus 3 tbs extra
2 cups milk
1 apple, peeled and diced
4 prunes, diced
Handful of currents or raisins
1 tbs butter
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbs honey
1/4 tsp salt
Optional topping: flavored granola crunch cereal
Dice fruit and simmer cubed apples with cinnamon, honey and prunes in about 3 tbs water in a sauce pan until very soft. Add in all the other ingredients and cook until the oatmeal is cooked all the way through. Add more milk if desired. Optional: you can top it with a little bit of granola crunch on the top for extra flavor and texture.