I have to admit, whilst I do love my breakfast bakes, sometimes I just can't pass up a warm and comforting bowl of oatmeal - especially now that Sydney's mornings are a little bit colder and we're waking up in the dark.
Usually when I decide to have hot oatmeal, it's my standard combination - banana oats topped with ooey gooey peanut butter, however, recently there's been a new favourite topping in town: mascarpone!
You see, until recently, I'd never been much of a mascarpone fan - but as most of my new discoveries happen, it was on sale at the grocery store and I picked myself up a tub.
I first tried it on crepes - these Healthy Apple and Cinnamon Crepes with Mascarpone Topping, actually. Then I tried it on a breakfast bake instead of my usual cream cheese - just add a dash of maple syrup and a tiny sprinkle of salt and spread it on top of the breakfast bake. Deeeeelicious! From that point onwards, I was hooked.
It's safe to say, I fell head over heels for mascarpone. Whilst the mascarpone is delicious cold - something magically happens when it starts to warm up. It's becomes a super creamy, sweet, heaven-in-your mouth flavour bomb and it is oh so good - so naturally, I had to try it with oatmeal.
This oatmeal recipe, my loves, is a must make. The warm and comforting oatmeal, the chunks of apple and the cool, creamy mascarpone. Heaaaaaaaaaaven.
Oh and don't worry, if you're thinking it's still too hot for oatmeal, the cool creamy mascarpone will totally change your mind! I promise it's worth it! ;)
But let's get onto the recipe! >>
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal topped with Creamy Mascarpone serves 1
For the oatmeal
1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup applesauce
1 apple, diced (I used a pink lady apple)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Pinch of salt
For the mascarpone topping
1 heaped tablespoon mascarpone
Maple syrup, to taste
A pinch of salt
- In a small saucepan over a medium heat, add your oats, milk, applesauce, diced apple, cinnamon and salt. Cook your oatmeal over medium heat until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Meanwhile, mix together your maple syrup and mascarpone.
- Once your oats have finished cooking, pour them into a bowl, garnishing with sliced apple if desired and topping with your mascarpone mix.
- Enjoy immediately!
But tell me, what's your latest new food discovery or current foodie obsession?