Hearty, with a touch of sweet, and filled with all the spices we love this time of year. Apple pie soaked oatmeal is a nourishing version of those little brown packets (you know the ones I’m talking about). The ones filled with artificial colors and flavors, and other ingredients that can’t be pronounced. This version is hearty, nourishing, and soaked ahead of time to reduce the anti-nutrient phytic acid, making it more digestible.
I confess, I picked up a box of those instant brown packets of oatmeal this past summer. We had just returned from our annual vacation to Cape Cod, and received a phone call that our three-year adoption wait would be coming to an end in a short four hours. A two and a half year old boy would be arriving at our home that evening. Would we be able to take him? Of course we would! A mad dash to Target was made as we picked up clothes, a few toys, some snacks and “kid-approved” food to get us through a few days.