This recipe is so simple, but also so delicious. The title says “breakfast cereal” but I eat this quite often after dinner as a dessert. It’s like eating apple pie filling, minus the sugar but with all the benefits of apples and spices.
Apples are full of flavonoids, a type of phytochemical that may inhibit inflammation and tumor growth, strengthen the immune system and help form detoxification pathways.
The key to excellent flavor is to use a variety of different apples. I used Pink Lady and Gala apples in the dish shown. A tart apple, such as Granny Smith, is excellent paired with a sweeter apple. Buy organic, if possible, so you can eat the peels. That’s where all the nutrients are!
I top this with raw walnuts and pecans for a healthy dose of omega 3’s and to boost the protein content a little bit. Non-dairy creamer completes the apple-pie ruse, making the whole thing feel way more decadent.
Apple Breakfast Cereal
1 heaping cup of chopped apples, various kinds
1/8 t. ground cinnamon
pinch of ground ginger
pinch of ground nutmeg
Small handful of walnuts and/or pecans
Non-dairy, unsweetened creamer (I used French Vanilla Nut Pods) If you prefer, you can use organic heavy whipping cream.
Place the chopped apples in a saucepan with 2 T. water. Sprinkle with the spices and simmer for 5-15 min, until as tender as you would like. The longer you simmer them, the sweeter they become.
Spoon the apples into a bowl. Top with nuts and drizzle the creamer over the top. Eat warm!