Dried fruit in oatmeal?
This morning, I decided to try something new in my oatmeal…dried apples!
Prior to this, the only dried fruit I have used in my oatmeal was raisins. Which I really like to use, especially when paired with chocolate chips 🙂
But I typically don’t buy dried fruit because even though it tastes good, it’s usually higher in sugar and more calorie dense than eating the real fruit itself.
But it can also be convenient when you are traveling (I pretty much lived off of Craisins when I went to Nicaragua) or if you just don’t want to break open a whole piece of fruit for a small serving.
I made my oatmeal with plain soymilk and water, plus a tablespoon of flax, cinnamon and of course topped with peanut butter. I took out half a serving of dried apples and chopped them into smaller pieces before adding them in.
The dried apple was just okay. I definitely prefer the taste of real apples in my oats as opposed to dried.
But maybe I should’ve cooked them in the oatmeal instead of tossing them in afterwards?
Do you use dried fruit in your oatmeal?