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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Surprisingly, my kids love oatmeal. They request it all the time, even for dinner. This recipe makes a lot, but I like to make extra and put it in the refrigerator for the next day. Just add a little milk or water to moisten.

3 cups water or milk
2 1/2 cups oatmeal
3 tbsp butter
1 tbsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1-2 tbsp wheat germ (optional)
1 tsp flax seed (optional)
3 tbsp honey or brown sugar
1/4 cup pecans, chopped (optional)
1/2 cup apples, peeled, thinly sliced (about a 1/4 inch) and then chopped

Add all the ingredients to a pot except the oats. Cook on medium heat until the liquid comes to a boil. Add the oats. Reduce the heat and simmer until the oats are tender about 5 minutes.

Variations:
Substitute any dried fruit for the apples.
Use flax seed oil in place of the flax seed. Add it after the oatmeal is done cooking, before serving.