Apple cinnamon oatmeal is the perfect breakfast for Fall; it is warming, healthy and comforting- the perfect combination. In this recipe, old fashioned oats lend a heartier texture while fresh apples and a hint of cinnamon give this satisfying breakfast a happy Autumn vibe. The best part? You can make it year-round!
This version is much better for you than the instant oatmeal that you would make from a packet, which is loaded with sugar and salt. You can let this oatmeal simmer on the stovetop while you wake up slowly on a weekend morning, or even while you rush around getting ready for work on busier days.
This oatmeal’s burst of fresh harvest flavor is surprising given how simple it is to prepare! I love cinnamon in my oatmeal, but if you are in the states or you are savvy with spices, you can awaken your senses even more by using a fragrant pumpkin pie spice blend instead. Hello, Fall!
Homemade Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Serves 1 | Time: 5 minutes prep, 15 minutes cook time
1 Medium sized apple – any kind except granny smith
1/2 Cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 1/4 Cup water
2-3 tsp Cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
Date honey, to sweeten (you can also use molasses or brown sugar)
Milk, cream or almond milk (optional)
Wash the apple and grate it using the medium ribbon side (the side you probably usually use that produces short ribbons). Bring the water to a boil and add the oatmeal and half of the grated apple. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Uncover and add half of the remaining apple and the cinnamon. Cover and cook for 2 more minutes. Uncover and add the last bit of apple and more cinnamon to taste. Mix in the date honey or your choice of sweetener until it is a sweet as you like it. Spoon the oatmeal into a bowl and top with a splash of cream or milk. Enjoy!
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