½ cup old fashioned or steel cut oats (see Chef’s Note)
1 cup water
2 apples, peeled, cored and diced
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 Deglet Noor dates or 1 Medjool date, pitted, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
¼ teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract (or pure vanilla bean powder)
Place the oats and water into small pot and bring to gentle boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the apples, ground cinnamon, and chopped dates. Add additional water if desired to adjust consistency. When oatmeal and apples are heated through, remove from heat and stir in the walnuts and vanilla.
Chef’s note: If using steel cut oats, double the amount of water and simmer for 20 minutes or until tender.
Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a family physician, New York Times best-selling author, and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman is an expert on nutrition and natural healing, and has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows. Dr. Fuhrman’s own successful PBS television shows, 3 Steps to Incredible Health, Dr. Fuhrman’s Immunity Solution, and End Dieting Forever bring nutritional science to homes all across America.
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