February is Heart Month, so take care of your ticker with this warm and satisfying oatmeal. Oatmeal is an amazingly healthy breakfast option especially during these cold winter months. Research has shown a specific type of phenolic compound, present only in oats, may possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-itch and anti-cancer properties. It also suggests that oats may play a vital role in protecting the heart. Oats are known for being a great source of fiber so by adding apples in the equation means even more wholesome goodness.
1/2 cup steel cut oats
2 cups water
1 cup chopped apples
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Once boiling, reduce heat and and simmer until fully cooked. For some added sweetness add a dollop of honey at the end.