Van Chaplin
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
35 Mins
Stand Time
10 Mins
Makes 6 cups (serving size: 1 cup)

For a hearty and wholesome breakfast with big flavor, cook oats with milk, apple juice, and dried apples  and top with cinnamon sugar and pecans.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pecans in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, 5 to 6 minutes or until toasted. Remove pecans, and wipe Dutch oven clean.

Step 2

Bring juice, milk, and next 3 ingredients to a boil in Dutch oven over high heat; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand 10 minutes. Stir in cinnamon sugar, vanilla, and toasted pecans. Serve immediately.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Aevans0826's Review

January 17, 2013

jtk6310's Review

December 30, 2012
I tried this recipe because I wanted something more than the usual box recipe on the Quaker container. Great idea using apple juice for the added flavor. I made the following modifications to the original recipe: I replaced the apples with raisins, skipped the pecans, and only made half of the recipe. I have saved this recipe and use it as a go to when wanting oatmeal for breakfast.