One of my favorite oatmeal toppings is poached apples. Once I have peeled and sliced the apples ready to gently cook them, I use the discarded skins etc to make a warm apple drink.
Below, I have shared a traditional warm apple cider recipe, however if you are planning to use the apple in a pie or oatmeal topping, use the discarded peels instead of the whole apple.
To make an apple and cinnamon drink, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1 apple
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 cups of water
- Honey or sugar (optional)
Here is a simple recipe you can follow:
Peel and dice the apple into small pieces.
Place the apple pieces and cinnamon stick in a saucepan and add the water.
Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat and let the apple and cinnamon simmer for about 10 minutes, or until the apple pieces are soft.
Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the mixture cool for a few minutes.
Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any bits of apple or cinnamon.
If you like, you can sweeten the drink with honey or sugar to taste.
Serve the apple and cinnamon drink warm or chilled, garnished with a cinnamon stick if desired.