Apple Pie Oatmeal
Apple Pie Oatmeal is the perfect way to bring the flavours of Fall to your breakfast table. Not only is it delicious, but it’s also healthy and packed with fibre, protein and whole-grain carbs. You can customize this recipe to suit your preferences by adjusting the sweetness or adding your favourite toppings!
Cozy cinnamon apple oatmeal
As the leaves start to change and the air gets crisp outside, there’s nothing quite like a warm and cozy breakfast to start your day.
If you’re a fan of apple pie or apple crisp, then this apple pie oatmeal is the perfect Fall breakfast for you! It combines the classic taste of apple pie with the heartiness of oatmeal for a satiating breakfast that’s packed with good-for-you ingredients.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Tastes just like apple pie. Because who doesn’t want to enjoy all the delicious flavours of apple pie first thing in the morning?
- Healthy and filling breakfast. Oatmeal is a great filling breakfast to kick start your day and is perfect for cool and crisp Fall mornings since it’s warm and comforting.
- Easy to make. This oatmeal recipe is easy to make directly on your stovetop in one pot. Make it with or without the apple topping, both ways are delicious!
Apple pie oatmeal ingredients
- Oats: For this recipe, you can either use quick oats or rolled oats, either will work!
- Almond milk: You can substitute almond milk for any type of milk you like, or just use water.
- Water: you can use all almond milk, or half almond milk and half water for the liquid. I like to use half and half in my oats as I find that’s what tastes best!
- Apples: Any type of apples you like will work in this recipe. Apples like granny smith apples will hold a firmer texture in the oatmeal, while softer varieties of apples like macintosh will have a softer texture.
- Maple syrup: This is used to sweeten the oatmeal. You can also use brown sugar if you prefer!
- Spices: This apple oatmeal is made with cinnamon and nutmeg to give them that signature apple pie flavour!
- Salt: Just a pinch of salt helps to bring out the flavour in the oatmeal.
- Coconut oil: This is used to sautee the cinnamon apple topping. You can also use butter for a non-vegan option.
How to make oatmeal with apples
Start my preparing the cinnamon apples by adding some coconut oil to a skillet with apples, maple syrup and cinnamon. Cook for about 10 minutes util the apples a soft.
Add the water, almond milk, maple syrup and apples to a pot and cook on medium-high heat for a few minutes until the apples start to soften. Add the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and mix everything together to combine.
Continue to cook the apple oatmeal on medium heat for 3-5 minutes until the oatmeal reaches your desired consistency. Then top with the cooked cinnamon apples.
Expert tips for making oatmeal
- Choose the right oats. Use quick oats or rolled oats in this recipe. Quick oats have a softer texture and will cook more quickly. Rolled oats have a hearty texture and will take a bit longer to cook. Don’t substitute with steel-cut oats.
- Use one part oats to 2 parts liquid. This recipe calls for 1 cup of oats to 2 cups of liquid. If you make a smaller or bigger batch of the recipe, make sure to adjust the amount of liquid used.
- Add milk for creaminess. Dairy or non-dairy milk both work and will give the oatmeal a creamier consistency.
- Cook to your desired consistency. Depending on your personal preferences, you may like your oatmeal runnier or thicker.
- Serve immediately. Oatmeal is best served immediately after cooking, otherwise, it will start to thicken too much.
- Add your favourite toppings. If there are any additional toppings you love feel free to add them to your apple oatmeal! Try some chopped walnuts, pecans, dried fruit, shredded coconut or whatever you like!
Apple oatmeal FAQ
Yes! Apple oatmeal is a filling breakfast packed with vitamins and nutrients.
Yes! Each serving of apple oatmeal has 7 grams of protein. If you’d like to make this recipe even higher in protein you can add a scoop of protein powder to this recipe.
You can use any type of apples you like for oatmeal. Honeycrisp apples or Granny Smith apples will have a crunchier texture in the oatmeal, while Macintosh or lobo apples will have a softer texture in the oatmeal. Pick whichever apples are your favourite!
Apple oatmeal can be made in the microwave by adding all the oatmeal ingredients to a large bowl and microwaving for 2-4 minutes in intervals. It’s important to use a large bowl when microwaving oatmeal so it doesn’t overflow.
Warm oatmeal is best made right before serving, otherwise, the texture will become too firm. If you prefer oats made ahead of time try these Apple Pie Overnight Oats!
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Apple Pie Oatmeal has all the flavours you love in an apple pie now in your morning oats!
Cinnamon apple topping (optional)
- 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 apple, peeled and cut into cubes
- 1 tbsp maple syrup or brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 apple, chopped
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup water
- 1–2 tbsp maple syrup (depending on your preferred sweetness)
- 1 cup oats (quick or rolled oats work)
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- Start by preparing the cinnamon apple topping by heating the coconut oil in a small skillet on medium-high heat, then adding the apples, maple syrup and cinnamon and mixing together for 2 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and let cook for about 10 minutes until the apples are tender. Then remove it from the heat.
- To prepare the oatmeal, add the chopped apple, almond milk, water and maple syrup to a small pot on medium-high heat and let cook for 4-5 minutes until the apples start to soften.
- Add the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and cook for another 3-5 minutes on medium heat until the oatmeal has reached your desired consistency. (Don’t forget to stir the oatmeal every minute or so.)
- Add the cinnamon apples on top of the oatmeal and enjoy.
The cinnamon apple topping is optional. the oatmeal is still delicious without it!
You can use quick oats or rolled oats for this oatmeal. Rolled oats will take longer to cook than quick oats.
- Serving Size: 1/2 of the recipe
- Calories: 355
- Sugar: 30g
- Fat: 6g
- Carbohydrates: 70g
- Fiber: 10g
- Protein: 7g