When it’s difficult or painful to eat, many cancer patients turn to comfort foods in the hopes that they will be more appetizing and better tolerated. Oatmeal is a classic comfort food, and very nutritious. Plus, the warmth and soft texture of oatmeal make it more palatable to patients with upset stomachs or sore mouths. Adding apples to this recipe not only makes for a delicious twist, but it also adds lots of vitamin C and fiber. For even more fiber, try adding nuts, bran, or dried fruits.
- 1 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup apple juice
- ½ cup applesauce (we like chunky)
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Bring oats and juice to a boil over medium heat.
- Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes
- Stir in applesauce and cinnamon.