It’s what happens when you mix butter and sugar and cream. Caramel! This is a pretty easy upgrade to your regular oatmeal and I added both apples and almonds for an extra nutritious mmmpphh.
1 honey crisp or gala apple, peeled and chopped
3 Tbsp cinnamon sugar
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp slivered almonds
2 cups water
1/2 cup cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup steel cut oats
Mix cinnamon sugar on apple pieces, stirring to coat. Melt butter in pan on high heat. Add apple pieces and almonds and stir while cooking until apples are semi-soft (3-5 minutes). Add water, cream, vanilla and oats, stirring to mix. Reduce heat and cover, cooking 5-7 minutes. I stirred mine once during this process just to make sure the oats were not sticking to the bottom.
Let set, covered for 5 minutes.
Scoop into pans, put a dab of cream on top if desired, and a splash of nutmeg.