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Gluten Free Oats with Caramelized Apples.

As the days get cooler, there is nothing like starting your morning with a nice, hot bowl of oatmeal. With a few simple twists, you can makeover your oatmeal and transform it into a tasty and healthy breakfast.

This recipe is not allergen free. It contains: milk. If you are living with a milk allergy, please refer to this resource on milk substitutions. Dairy-free margarine, for example, could be used as a substitute for the butter in this recipe. Many people with nut allergies wonder if it’s safe to eat nutmeg. According to Food Allergy Research & Education, nutmeg is not a nut. As always, please check with your allergist and/or registered dietitian about how to manage your specific allergy/allergies and before trying new recipes. 

1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 large apples, peeled and sliced (any variety that suits you, or happen to be in your fridge)
1/2 teaspoon GERBS ALLERGY FRIENDLY Ground Cinnamon
Few gratings of fresh nutmeg
2 tablespoons dark brown sugar or dark honey

Melt the butter in a medium-large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the apple slices, cinnamon, nutmeg, sugar, and salt, and toss to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the apples are golden brown and caramelized, about 15 minutes. Arrange on top of steaming bowls of oatmeal.

Serves 2.


1. Add all sorts of fresh fruit or Gerbs Dried Fruit. Adding a handful of blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, chopped apples, mangoes, pears, peaches, bananas, raisins, dried cranberries or any other fruit will add a host of nutrients and sweetness to your bowl.
2. Use non-fat milk. Substituting whole milk with skim can save a significant amount of calories and fat, without sacrificing the taste. And even though some oatmeal can be made with water, we prefer low-fat milk for the creaminess.
4. Add some seeds. You can sneak in some extra nutrition with Gerbs Flax Seeds, Shelled Sunflower Seeds or any Gerbs Allergen Friendly Seeds.
5. Make it cold with yogurt! Here is a great recipe you can whip up the night before and keep it in your fridge for the morning–or a healthy snack throughout the day:
-1/2 cup oats
-6 oz container of yogurt (french vanilla is a good choice)
-1/4 cup of any type of milk
Dash of Gerbs Allergen Friendly Cocoa Powder
Dash of Gerbs Allergen Friendly Ground Cinnamon
Stir it all up and put in the fridge. The next morning it’s ready to go!


Written by Gerbs Eating Well Blog

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