Apple + Cinnamon Spiced Oats

I cannot think of a better way to kick off an Autumn morning than with a bowl of apple + cinnamon spiced oats. Its like a warm hug in a bowl.  I heat this particular variation of my overnight oats up as a feel the cinnamon benefits from being warm (plus your house is then filled with the most divine smell). You can substitute the apple for pear and you will get an equally wonderful bowl of goodness.

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Makes 1 small adult bowl or enough for two small children- increase as appetite(s) permit!

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base:

1/4 cup oats

1 tsp chia seeds

1 tsp flaxmeal

1 tsp maple syrup or honey

100ml milk (of your choice)

+ plus:

1/2 apple, grated

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

for topping:

1/2 apple, spiralled or cut into fine sliced

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp maple syrup

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Mix together the base ingredients along with the grated apple and cinnamon. Cover and place in the fridge overnight. Remove from the fridge 10 minutes before serving and either serve as is or heat until warm.

Whilst the oats are coming to room temperature prepare the other half of the apple by either finely slicing or using a spiraliser to cut into laces. Place in a small bowl and toss the prepared apple with the maple syrup and cinnamon. Top the oats with the apple and serve.