Oatmeal Episode 3: Grated Apple, Raisins and Cinnamon

I have recently upped my running and have reached a new top of 8k. That is a warm-up to seasoned runners, but I can still remember having to stop after 400m, so this is a big goal completed for me. 10k will be my bitch soon.

Before I do “long” runs, I eat a big bowl of oatmeal beforehand and I have noticed that when I do, I can push out a few extra k’s and I stay fuller for much longer as the combination of fruit and oats is perfect energy fuel.

This is episode 3 in the oatmeal series and is my favourite so far. Grated apple, raisins and cinnamon give it an almost baked, comfort food feel.

Love it. Get it into ya.

Apple Oats top

Serves 1


  • ½ cup of quick/porridge oats
  • ¾ cup soy milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 apple, grated
  • handful raisins
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • dash of cinnamon (I hate the term dash!)

 Apple Oats other

Cook it:

  1. Start by grating the apple
  2. Add the oats, soy milk and water to a saucepan and put on a low to medium heat
  3. Using a soft spatula (or just wooden spoon if you don’t have one) keep stirring for about 2-3 minutes (or until the consistency is a bit too loose)
  4. Add the grated apple, sugar and raisins and continue cook until the desired consistency is reached
  5. Serve sprinkled with a dash (eeugh) of cinnamon
  6. Easy. Now go for a run, lard-arse (I’m talking to me).

Recommended Tunes:

Pearl Jam - Yield

Pearl Jam  “Yield”

If you are new to Pearl Jam, I would start from the beginning and work from there. “Ten” is where it all began, but if you are a casual fan or lost them after a couple of albums, I highly recommend this album. It is really where new Pearl Jam began, but whilst they still had enough angst to still include their punk rock origins.

I listen to this album a lot when I am running, hence why I am saying give it a listen with my running food….

Listen – but do yourself a favour and buy it on vinyl!!

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