3 to 4 cups water
1/2 tsp. salt (optional)
1 cup coarsely ground whole-grain oatmeal
2 large, crisp, sweet apples, halved and cored
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 cup honey, or to taste
In a saucepan over high heat, bring the water to a rolling boil. Add the salt. Stirring continuously to prevent lumps from forming, add the oatmeal.
Reduce the heat to very low, cover the pan and cook until the oatmeal is thick and creamy, following the cooking time on the package instructions.
When the oatmeal is ready, uncover the pan and, using the large holes of a box grater/shredder, shred the apples directly into the pan. Sprinkle in the cinnamon and stir well.
Spoon the oatmeal into warmed individual bowls and drizzle evenly with the honey. Serve immediately.