What makes it great: Using apple cider instead of water adds natural sweetness, plus a shot of potassium and iron.
1/2 cup apple cider
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
How to Make It
Bring cider, 1/4 cup water and salt to a boil in a small, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in oats. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Place pecans in a small, dry skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring, until lightly toasted and fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl. Remove pan with oatmeal from heat; stir in milk. Spoon oatmeal into a bowl, top with pecans and serve.