This thick, creamy, healthy apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe tastes like you’re eating homemade apple pie for breakfast!
Healthy apple oatmeal for breakfast
A delicious apple cinnamon oatmeal is perfect for cold winter mornings. Just curl up under a pile of blankets and go to sleep.
The promise of sweet cinnamon apple and creamy oatmeal will actually make you want to get out of bed and go to the kitchen for breakfast.
It can be made on the stovetop or in the slow cooker and is a quick and easy way to create a healthy breakfast recipe. High protein is fine!
Let’s make a simple cinnamon roll
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Ingredients
A simple no-bake apple oatmeal recipe calls for oatmeal, apples, cinnamon, salt, your favorite milk, your favorite sweetener, and optional raisins.
Topping ideas include diced walnuts or pecans, almond or peanut butter, shredded coconut, sliced strawberries or bananas, or a handful of chia seeds or flaxseeds for added fiber and texture. included.
Just about any milk will work here, so pick your favorite. For the best apple oatmeal taste and creamy texture, do not substitute water for milk.
Sweeten to your liking with our versatile granular or liquid sweetener. Options that work include pure maple syrup, honey, agave, coconut sugar, date sugar, brown sugar, or unsweetened versions of erythritol. , depending on personal taste.
Recipes can be dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and vegan.For apple pie protein oats, add a scoop of your favorite protein powder before cooking.
Use Leftover Oats in Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Watch the Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe Video Above
What kind of apple?
Almost any apple variety works here.
Look for either red apples or green apples at the store. Some of my favorites include Braeburn, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Fuji, Gala Apple and Pink Lady Apple.
You can peel the apples before dicing or leave the skin on for extra fiber.
If you’re still craving a healthy apple recipe, make a vegan apple pie or applesauce cake, or this soft, frosty applebread.
steel cut oats or rolled oats
This recipe is adapted from my Banana Oatmeal and calls for Old Fashioned or Irish Rolled Oats. Quick oats or instant oats can be substituted in equal amounts.
To make apple oatmeal with steel cut oats, follow this Crock Pot Oatmeal recipe and add 2 cups of diced apples and 1.5 teaspoons of cinnamon.
How to make apple pie oatmeal
Place rolled oats, diced apple, cinnamon, salt, milk of choice, and optional sweetener in a medium saucepan.
Bring to a boil, then continue cooking the stovetop apple cinnamon oatmeal over medium-low heat. It will thicken, so stir well to avoid sticking.
Once the porridge is thick, divide it into bowls and serve hot with your choice of toppings.
Once the oatmeal has cooled, refrigerate the remaining oatmeal in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
If you want to change the recipe to apple overnight oats, make the oatmeal the night before. Allow to cool, then transfer to a covered mason jar or plate. Chill overnight and then serve cold or reheat in the microwave or stovetop with a little extra milk.
I have never made a recipe in an Instant Pot or microwave or turned it into an apple cinnamon slow cooker oatmeal. Please make
For a chocolate version, try these Chocolate Baked Oats
sautéed apple cinnamon oats
For a quick morning meal, I like to put everything together in one pot and cook it all at once until thick and creamy.
If you’re feeling ambitious, sauté the cinnamon apples separately for extra flavor and buttery richness using the following method.
Heat a little coconut oil or butter (or vegetable butter) in a small saucepan. Stir in the diced apples and cinnamon and sauté for 5 minutes or until apples are tender.
Sautéed apples go great with vegan pancakes
For those who prefer to use a food scale instead of a measuring cup or spoon, the gram measurement to use is:
480 grams of milk of your choice, 90 grams of rolled oats, 150 grams of diced apples (measured after dicing). Don’t forget the salt and cinnamon.
Have it for breakfast with an avocado smoothie
- 2 cup milk of your choice
- 1 apple peeled and chopped
- 1 cup barley
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- sweetener of choice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- optional handful of raisins
- optional toppings
Mix all ingredients in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring if necessary to prevent sticking. When it thickens, add toppings of your choice and enjoy. Once cooled, leftover oatmeal can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days.nutrition information
Other breakfast oatmeal recipes
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baked oatmeal bar
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strawberry oatmeal bar
healthy banana bread