Apple Pie Oats Made Better

[donotprint] They were good the first time round…but when I eventually got around to making a baked version I couldn’t help but feel the overnights were a little bit understated…there was a definite need for a little few nuts sprinkled on top and the apple element could have been so much better given a tad more attention.

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As with the baked version this time round I “stewed” the apple slightly with a little cinnamon before placing them in the oats to be left overnight. I also made sure to include lots more cranberries, and a generous sprinkling of walnuts. Sweet softened apple placed on top and a drizzle of agave syrup to finish them off they were every bit as good as I imagined. After a weekend full of baking (not all of which I’ve shared quite yet) I fancied something a little on the lighter side for breakfast this morning.

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As much as I LOVE my baked oats, they are a tad more indulgent and oddly more filling (even when the same amount of oats are incorporated).

Now that I have my spelt vegan pastry down to a tee (there was more than just the mincepies made this weekend!) I’ll have to whip up an actual apple pie one day soon. I’ve far two many pastry case fillings I want to try out, sweet and savoury, but a not so traditional apple pie is one of the top on my list. I’m not sure I will be able to convert my apple pie loving father, my mums traditional deep filled short crust is the only apple pie he ever wants to know.

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Those sweet soft cinnamon apples made all the difference!

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Apple pies have always been big in my house but how far does the recipe, in whatever shape or form, actually go back?

Well according to Wiki, the obvious source to seek answers to all such questions, there’s an English recipe that dates back to 1381, though the history of apples cooked in pies predates this by many 100s of years. Well there you go, random and interesting fact of the day!

My apple pie staples now include:

  • Cinnamon
  • Walnuts
  • Possibly dried cranberries (though raisins could fill the dried fruit void!)

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What ingredient is a must have, aside from apples, in your apple pie? Or maybe you like it plain and simple? [/donotprint]

Apple Pie Overnight Oats

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Servings – 1

Preparation Time  – 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 30g (1/4 cup) rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp buckwheat groats
  • 100ml (1/3 cup +1 tbsp) boiling water
  • 1 small apple diced + drop of water + 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp agave syrup

Toppings & Extras

  • Reserved 1/2 of apple diced
  • 1/2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tbsp roughly chopped walnuts
  • Agave syrup to drizzle
  • 65ml (1/4 cup) soy milk to serve

Directions

  1. Place apple, water, cinnamon and agave syrup in a bowl and heat (stew) in the microwave for 1 – 1 1/2 minutes.
  2. Mix together half of apple with oats, groats and boiling water and place in a seal tight container in the fridge overnight or for at least 3 hours.
  3. To serve place remaining apple on top, sprinkle with cranberries, walnuts and drizzle with agave syrup. Pour soy milk around the edges. Give it a nice mix up before eating up!

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