Breakfast oatmeal with apples for healthy eating
This delicious apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe is ideal for cold winter mornings when you want to go back to bed in a pile of blankets.
You will want to go out and make breakfast when you see the promise of creamy oatmeal and sweet cinnamon apples.
It’s easy to make and can be done on the stovetop or slow cooker. You can make it high in protein.
Apple cinnamon oatmeal ingredients
This recipe for no-bake and simple apple oatmeal calls for oatmeal and apples, as well as cinnamon, salt, and milk of your choice. You can also add optional raisins.
For toppings, try diced pecans or walnuts, almond or peanut butter, coconut flakes, bananas or strawberries sliced, or chia or flaxseeds for extra fiber and texture.
You can use any milk you like. Coconut milk or almond milk are great for oatmeal with low calories. If you want the apple oatmeal to taste creamy and have a great texture, don’t substitute any milk with water.
You can use any liquid or granulated sweetener. Pure maple syrup, honey agave, date, or brown sugar are good options. You can adjust the amount of sweetener to your taste and whether you are using unsweetened or sweetened milk.
This recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and vegan. Add a scoop of protein powder to your apple pie oats before cooking.
What kind of apples are there
Any apple variety will work.
You can find crisp red or green apples on the outside but not mushy or soft. Braeburn apples, Granny Smith apples, Honeycrisp apples, Fuji apples, Gala apples, or Pink Lady apples are some of my favorites.
Peel the apple peel before dicing, or leave it on to add extra fiber. You can make your own choice.
Make this Apple Bread or Applesauce Cake if you still want healthy apple recipes.
Steel cut or rolled oats
This recipe is adapted from my Banana Oatmeal. It calls for Irish or old-fashioned rolled oats. You can substitute instant or quick oats in the same amount.
Follow this Crock Pot Oatmeal Recipe, adding two cups of diced apple and one and a half teaspoons of cinnamon.
How to make apple pies and oatmeal
In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the rolled oatmeal, apple dice, cinnamon, sea salt, milk, and sweetener of your choice.
Continue to cook stovetop apple cinnamon oats on low-medium. Stir frequently as it thickens to avoid sticking.
When it has reached a porridge-like consistency, divide it into bowls and serve with your favorite toppings.
Refrigerate leftover oatmeal for up to 5 days in an airtight container.
Make the oatmeal the day before if you’re going to make overnight apple oats. Transfer the oatmeal to a mason jar or other covered dish. Let it cool. Refrigerate overnight and eat chilled or warm in the microwave with extra milk.
I haven’t tried to make the recipe using an Instant Pot, microwave, or apple cinnamon slow cooker oatmeal. Please leave a comment if you try different cooking methods. This will allow other readers to see the results.
Sauteed apple cinnamon oatmeal
To make a quick breakfast, I combine all ingredients in a single pot and cook them until they are thick and creamy.
You can sauté the apples in butter separately to add extra flavor.
Heat a bit of coconut oil (or butter) or plant-based butter in a small pan. Add the cinnamon and diced apples, and cook for 5 minutes until the apples are soft.
Here are the gram measurements for those who want to use a scale to measure food instead of using measuring cups or spoons:
After dicing, measure 480 g of milk, 90 g of rolled oats, and 150 grams of apple chopped. Remember to add the cinnamon and salt.
2 cups of milk of your choice
Peel and chop one apple
1 cup rolled Oats
Half a teaspoon cinnamon
Sweetener of your choice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Optional handful of raisins
Choose your toppings
Mix all ingredients in a medium-sized pot. Bring to a rolling boil and then simmer on low to medium heat. Stir as necessary to avoid sticking. When thickened, add toppings and serve. Leftover oatmeal can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days after cooling down.