SPA RECIPE: Oatmeal wit Apples, Raisins, & Honey-Toasted Almonds

May 17, 2012

Serves 4
1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 tablespoon honey
3 cups water
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsweetened apples juice
1 cup finely chopped peeled apple
1/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup nonfat vanilla yogurt
Stir chopped walnuts in small nonstick skillet over medium heat until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes. Drizzle honey over and stir until honey thickens and coats nuts, about 2 minutes. Remove skillet from heat. Stir to loosen nuts from skillet and cool.Bring 3 cups water to boil in heavy medium saucepan. Add oats and salt and stir over medium heat until oats are softened and very thick, about 5 minutes. Stir in apple juice, chopped apple, brown sugar, raisins and cinnamon. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until apples are tender, about 5 minutes.Divide cereal among 4 bowls. Top with vanilla yogurt and honey-toasted walnuts and serve.