This bowl of comforting oatmeal will warm you up and keep you full all morning long. Sweet stewed apples and crunchy pecans enliven the texture of old-fashioned oats, making it a perfect way to start your day.
In a saucepan, heat apple, butter, maple syrup, cinnamon, salt, and 3 tablespoons water over medium-high until simmering. Cover and cook until apples are tender, about 5 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup apple mixture for garnish.
Add oats and 2 cups water to saucepan with remaining apple mixture and simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until oats are creamy, about 5 minutes.
Serve with reserved apple mixture, pecans, and more maple syrup, if desired.