Kiwi, Green Apple, and Pistachio Oatmeal

Last week, I talked about how crazy my life was as a teacher. I’m happy to announce that I’m slowly getting my “ish” together. I enjoyed a lovely 15 hours grading essays over the weekend (yippee), but besides that, I’m feeling things slowing down.


Anyway, this recipe features an odd assortment of ingredients. Essentially, I was inspired by green. I can’t remember how this recipe started in my imagination, but I simply kept adding on to it with more green things. It continued to morph as it went through the process. Even when I first made it, I decided to add lemon extract at the last second. No regrets–the touch of citrus made these ingredients dance. Lime juice might be pleasant, too.


I wish I had purchased raw pistachios; they would have made the picture look much more appetizing (and green)! Unfortunately, I wasn’t paying close enough attention during my sprint through Trader Joe’s. 🙂

Kiwi, Green Apple, and Pistachio Oatmeal

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: serves 1

What you'll need:

  • 3/4 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/4 cup quick cook steel-cut oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1/2 a green apple, diced
  • 1/16 tsp lemon extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
  • handful of pistachios

How to make it:

  1. Bring milk (I use 1/2 c almond milk and 1/4 c water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add a teaspoon of flax or chia seeds, do so now.)
  2. Add green apple to saucepan immediately.
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add lemon extract and salt. Stir. Dice in the kiwi (I saved some for topping).
  4. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Add a splash of your milk of choice, remaining kiwi, and pistachios.


About Lauren Smith

Lauren is a herbivore, Slytherin, and connoisseur of oats. She is a former teacher who is currently studying to earn a master's degree in curriculum development. You can follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook.
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2 Responses to Kiwi, Green Apple, and Pistachio Oatmeal

  1. Anonymous says:

    How do you prevent the milk from besomming bitter?

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