For the oatmeal:
3 cups water
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
1 cup steel-cut oats
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
For the apples:
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
2 medium-large apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the oatmeal:Add the water and milk to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Meanwhile, add the oil to a medium skillet set over medium heat. When hot, add in the oats and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until toasted and fragrant.
Stir the toasted oats into the simmering liquid. Reduce the heat and simmer gently for about 25 to 30 minutes, stirring occasionally (making sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the pan), until the mixture is thick and creamy. Remove from the heat and stir in the maple syrup, salt, vanilla and ground ginger. Let stand for at least 5 minutes.
For the apples:While the oatmeal is cooking, set the same skillet you used for the oats back over medium heat (wipe it out first). Add in the oil. When hot, add in the apples, sugar and cinnamon. Cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally and reducing the heat as needed, under tender and caramelized.
To serve, spoon some of the oatmeal into a bowl and top with the apples. Serve with additional milk and/or maple syrup, as desired.Recipe Adopted from OhMyVeggies.com