The sweet taste of apples is the star of this apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe, flavored with cinnamon and maple syrup!
There is something so comforting about making oatmeal slowly on the stovetop. This can be in your hands within 20 minutes from start to finish. I love this recipe it all happens in one pot, I use my Staub Braiser, start by sautéing your apples in some butter and maple syrup then set them aside and add the oatmeal ingredients and cook. Serve the oatmeal with the apples on top and some roasted nuts.
I purposely dice my apples into larger pieces so once sauteed you get that soft exterior but a nice bit of crunch in the center.
For this warm, fall inspired breakfast you'll need:
- Medium-Large Crisp Apple. I prefer HoneyCrisp or Granny Smith Apples.
- Maple Syrup. I love to use maple syrup since the maple pairs beautifully with cinnamon but by all means use light brown sugar instead if you want!
- Salted Butter. The butter will melt with the maple syrup to almost caramelize the apples and give some nice richness to the apples. To keep the recipe dairy free you could use coconut oil instead of butter.
- Ground Cinnamon. You'll use the cinnamon in the apples and in the oats.
- Old-Fashioned Oats. Use good quality rolled oats! You could use steel cut oats but you'll need to increase the water to 3 ½ cups and they will take longer to cook.
- Water. You can use almond milk or cows milk instead of water if you want or do half and half.
- Salt. The salt just helps the rest of the ingredients flavor profiles shine through.
- Pure Vanilla Extract. The vanilla adds some warmth to the oatmeal.
I like to top my oatmeal with some chopped pecans or walnuts. If you want a sweet oatmeal then drizzle some maple syrup on top when ready to serve. A drizzle of peanut butter is always welcome on my oats!
Add some more wam spices like ground nutmeg, cloves or ground ginger if you like! Try my cinnamon bread recipe next!
For ingredient quantities please reference the recipe card below. On the recipe card there is a button for US or M (Metric) measurements.
In a large pot add the diced apples, butter and maple syrup and cook over low-medium heat for 4-6 minutes, stirring frequently. You want the apples to slightly soften. Stir in the cinnamon and toss to combine.
Scoop the apples and majority of the liquid out and place into a bowl. I like to leave a little bit of the sweet juices in the pot for the oatmeal to cook in.
To the pot add the oats, water, salt, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Cook over low-medium heat for 4-6 minutes, until the oats have soaked up most of the liquid and cooked through. Make sure you are stirring frequently.
Divide the oats between two bowls and top with the apples some of the juices and more cinnamon. Add chopped nuts, a splash of milk, a drizzle of maple syrup or peanut butter if desired.
Check out my apple cider cake recipe next!
FAQ and Tips for Success
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator foru p to 3 days. To reheat the oatmeal add a splash of water or milk and heat in the microwave for 30 second increments, stiring in between until its warmed though.
Blueberries pair beautifully with cinnamon as well and would be a great swap in this recipe. Or in the summer time use some juicy yellow peaches.
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- 1 Medium-Large Crisp Apple, I prefer Honey Crisp or Granny Smith Apple
- 1oz (2 Tablespoons) Maple Syrup
- 1oz (2 Tablespoons) Salted Butter
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 100 grams (1 Cup) Old-Fashioned Oats
- 18oz (2 ¼ Cups) Water
- Pinch of Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- In a large pot add the diced apples, butter and maple syrup and cook over low-medium heat for 4-6 minutes, stirring frequently. You want the apples to slightly soften. Add in the cinnamon and toss to combine. Scoop the apples and majority of the liquid out and place into a bowl.
- To the pot add the oats, water, salt, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Cook over low-medium heat for 4-6 minutes, until the oats have soaked up most of the liquid and cooked through.
- Divide the oats between two bowls and top with the apples and more cinnamon. Add chopped nuts if desired.
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Cook Time: 15 Minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Cook
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: apple oatmeal, cinnamon apple oatmeal
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