Apple Pie Oatmeal

Apple Pie Oatmeal
From {Practically Raw} by Amber Shea Crawley. ©2012 Amber Shea Crawley. Used by permission from Vegan Heritage Press.

Servings: 2 Servings

EQUIPMENT
Knife
Measuring cups and spoons
Medium bowl
Dehydrator (optional)
Saucepan (optional)
Food processor (optional)

INGREDIENTS
1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and chopped
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup apple juice
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

sea salt (to taste)
1 cup raw rolled oat flakes or old-fashioned rolled oats
additional almond milk, for serving (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS
1. Combine all ingredients, except the oats and the optional additional almond milk, in a medium bowl.
2. Add the oats and stir thoroughly to combine.
3. Let sit for at least 10 minutes to allow the oats to soak up the liquid.
4. Serve cold, or warm in a dehydrator for 30 minutes or in a small saucepan on the stove over very low heat.
5. Top with a splash of additional almond milk before serving, if desired.

SUBSTITUTIONS
Almond Milk: any other nondairy milk
Apple juice: filtered water plus 1 teaspoon agave nectar or stevia to taste
Maple syrup: {your favorite liquid sweetener}

VARIATION
1. To make “Groatmeal,” soak 1 cup raw oat groats in filtered water for 12 to 24 hours. Rinse and drain the groats and transfer them to a food processor.
2. Add all ingredients (omitting the oat flakes) except the apple, and process until smooth.
3. Add the apple and pulse 2 to 3 times to incorporate.
4. Serve cold, or warm in a dehydrator for 30 minutes or in a small saucepan on the stove over very low heat.

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