Apples Cinnamon Oatmeal

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5 from 2 votes
Apples Cinnamon Oatmeal is the perfect cold weather breakfast. On a chilly fall morning there is nothing like waking up to a big, warm bowl of oatmeal.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
A bowl of apple cinnamon oatmeal.

Apples Cinnamon Oatmeal is the perfect cold weather breakfast. On a chilly fall morning there is nothing like waking up to a big, warm bowl of oatmeal.

A bowl of apple cinnamon oatmeal.

This Apples Cinnamon Oatmeal is all about personation. One of the perks of making your own oatmeal is you can control what goes in.  For the recipe, I used my standard oatmeal recipe and amped it up with fresh apple cider from our local cider mill.

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What We Love About This Apple Oatmeal Recipe

Chopped cinnamon apples for texture, then add chopped pecans. The result is a creamy oatmeal laced with warm apples and the sweet, fresh apple cider flavor.  It’s one of my favorite things to wake up to. Oatmeal is full of fiber helps lower cholesterol and full of vitamins and gluten-free.

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  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry? Only 5 ingredient? Etc..
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  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, meat free, dairy free, etc…
  • Makes Great Leftovers: So many things you can do like…
A spoon in the breakfast bowl.

Ingredient Notes

  • Apple: Peeled, cored and diced. Any sweet apples will do, such as honey crisp or gala apples or a tart apple such as Granny Smith apples.
  • Lemon juice: Fresh lemon juice.
  • Brown sugar: A sugar free replacement can also be a great ingredient in this recipe.
  • Whole milk: Oat milk or almond milk are also great options.
  • Apple Cider: Take a trip to your local cider mill.
  • Old Fashioned Oats: Not quick oats.
  •  Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend: This adds all the spicy goodness of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.
Oatmeal, apples and fruit.

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How to Make Apples Cinnamon Oatmeal

These are the basic steps for making oatmeal with apples. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

STEP 1: APPLE

First, peel, core and slice apples and then place them in a bowl with lemon juice and brown sugar. Microwave on high for four minutes until tender.

STEP 2: OATMEAL

Meanwhile, add cider and milk to a large saucepan on medium-high heat and then stir in the oats and salt. Cook until five or six minutes. Remove from heat, stir in Pumpkin Pie Spices blend and warm apple mixture. Serve immediately.

oatmeal poured into a pan.

Prep and Storage Tips for Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

This is a wonderful recipe to make for meal prep.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store the leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Place in the freezer in individual portions and pull out as you need them.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

The apples & cinnamon oatmeal can be reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop in a small saucepan over medium heat.

Frequently Asked Questions about this Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

Make this recipe vegan or dairy free with the use of an oat milk or almond milk.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE DIFFERENT FRUITS?

Of course, try peaches, blueberries or other fruit.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, it is a great recipe to double and even triple.

MORE PROTEIN

Use a peanut butter, almond butter or any nut butter you love.

A top shot of the cereal.

Expert Tips for Making This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe

  • Nuts: Almonds, pecans or walnuts add a great crunch.
  • Sweeten: Maple Syrup or honey drizzled on top make a sweet addition.
  • Variation tip: Raisins or dried cranberries make a wonderful oatmeal.
  • Alternate ingredient: Chia Seeds or hemp seeds add Omega-3 to the apple pie oatmeal.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Try using an instant pot or crock pot for the Apples Cinnamon Oatmeal.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Add a vanilla protein powder to make it healthier.

What to Serve with Apples Cinnamon Oatmeal

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A bowl of apple cinnamon oatmeal.
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Apples Cinnamon Oatmeal

Yield: 2 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Apples Cinnamon Oatmeal is the perfect cold weather breakfast. On a chilly fall morning there is nothing like waking up to a big, warm bowl of oatmeal.
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Ingredients

  • 1 large apple peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice Blend

Instructions

  • Place apples, lemon juice and brown sugar into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave on high for four minutes.
  • In the meantime, add cider and milk to a large saucepan on medium-high heat.
  • Stir in oats and salt.
  • Cook oats over medium-high heat, stirring periodically, for about 5-6 minutes, or until oats soften.
  • Remove from heat, stir in Pumpkin Pie Spice blend and warm apple mixture.
  • Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

 
  • Nuts: Almonds, pecans or walnuts add a great crunch.
  • Sweeten: Maple Syrup or honey drizzled on top make a sweet addition.
  • Variation tip: Raisins or dried cranberries make a wonderful oatmeal.
  • Alternate ingredient: Chia Seeds or hemp seeds add Omega-3 to the apple pie oatmeal.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Try using an instant pot or crock pot for the Apples Cinnamon Oatmeal.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Try adding a vanilla protein powder to make it healthier.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 518kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 798mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 349IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 290mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 10 minute

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