As I was lying in bed this morning, not wanting to venture out into the cold room, I was brainstorming about what warm, comforting breakfast I could make. I knew that coffee was first on the list, but wasn’t sure what I would eat. I remembered that I had a bunch of gluten-free instant oatmeal from Glutenfreeda and Organic Honeycrisp apples from Whole Foods and I came up with an amazing warm, fall breakfast!
First I chopped up my apple and placed it in a bowl topped with lots of cinnamon. I microwaved that for 2 minutes, then stirred, then cooked for another 1 – 2 minutes. Once the apple was “cooked”, I removed it from the microwave and put the oatmeal in. I cooked the oatmeal according to package directions, but added some cinnamon on top. I chose the Natural “flavor” so I could taste my own creation. After the oatmeal was cooked, I added in the apples & stirred. I decided it needed something else. Enter Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter. Tossed in a spoonful and that was exactly what it had been missing.
In my recent quest to get more iron in my diet, this was a good start for the day with 15% of the RDA just in the oatmeal.
This breakfast warmed me right up in a matter of minutes! Loved the fall flavors all in one big bowl, too. Hopefully this will hold me over until lunch time. If you haven’t tried Glutenfreeda’s Instant Oatmeal, you should give it a try. This whole breakfast took me less than 15 minutes to prepare from start to finish. Had I not been messing around, I probably could have done it in under 10 minutes. If you can’t find it in a store near you, Amazon.com has the oatmeal here. It is $30.77 for 8 boxes; each box has 6 packets in it. That is 48 servings for $30.77 for $ .64/serving. What a great deal! The shipping is free with the Super Saver Shipping option.