This recipe courtesy of Williams-Sonoma.
A bowl of oatmeal is one of the healthiest breakfasts imaginable. Shredded apple and a dash of cinnamon complement the wonderfully earthy flavor of the grain. Seek out good stone-ground oats at a health-food store and follow the package instructions for the precise proportion of water to oats and the cooking time. If you wish to enrich the oatmeal, add pats of butter and some milk, half-and-half or heavy cream to individual servings.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library Series, Breakfasts & Brunches, by Norman Kolpas (Time-Life Books, 1997).