How to Make It
Bring water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in oats and reduce heat to low. Simmer uncovered over low heat, stirring often, for about 25 minutes, or until oats are at desired texture.
While oats are cooking, make the sautéed apples. Peel, core, and dice 1 apple. In a small sauté pan, heat butter over medium heat. Add apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, and fresh lemon juice.
Sauté for 5 to 10 minutes on low heat, stirring often, until the apples are soft.
Transfer the oats to a bowl and top with apples, cheddar cheese, and crumbled bacon. Drizzle with maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt.