APPLE CINNAMON OATMEAL

APPLE CINNAMON OATMEAL

APPLE CINNAMON OATMEAL

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is a deliciously healthy breakfast for the cooler months. Made with simple, everyday ingredients, these stovetop oats are great to meal prep for a quick breakfast option. The whole family will love this apple cinnamon porridge.

apple cinnamon oatmeal in a white bowl topped with stewed apples.

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and when the weather gets cooler I’m all about oatmeal. This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is super easy to make and I bet you already have all the ingredients on hand!

These healthy apple cinnamon oats remind me of the inside of a warm apple pie, and make me feel like I’m eating dessert for breakfast. They reheat very well and are great for meal prep.

If you haven’t tried one of my oatmeal recipes before you may be confused by why I suggest soaking your oats overnight first. This method yields the creamiest oats with the best consistency and texture and is something I highly recommend.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS RECIPE…
Quick and easy
Deliciously healthy breakfast
Kid-friendly
apple cinnamon oatmeal in a white bowl.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED
ingredients for apple cinnamon oatmeal on a wooden board.

Here’s what you’ll need to make these apple and cinnamon oats (full measurements listed in the printable recipe card below)…

Butter
Apple
Cinnamon
Old Fashioned / Rolled Oats
Milk – use whatever milk you like here. It all works.
Optional Toppings

Maple Syrup
Nuts
Chia Seeds
HOW TO MAKE APPLE CINNAMON OATMEAL – STEP BY STEP
Optional but highly recommended – place 1 cup of oats and 1 cup of boiling water into a saucepan. Cover with a lid and leave to soak overnight.

Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat, then add in apple pieces and cook, stirring regularly, until tender. If you find the apples are drying out before they are tender you can add a splash of water to the saucepan.

apple pieces in a saucepan.

Pour oats, cinnamon and milk into the saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the oats are soft and most of the liquid has been absorbed, approx. 5 minutes.

apple pieces, oatmeal and milk in a saucepan.

Add more milk, if desired, and your favourite toppings to serve.

apple cinnamon oats in a saucepan.

STORING OATS
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat either on the stove or in the microwave, adding in a dash of milk as most of the liquid will be absorbed during storing.

TIPS FOR MAKING APPLE CINNAMON PORRIDGE
Use old fashioned / rolled oats, not quick oats.
Feel free to add maple syrup to the oats when they are almost finished cooking. I prefer to add it as a topping so I can control how much I add.
If you aren’t pre-soaking your oats your cooking time will be a little longer. You may also need to add more milk while cooking.
I keep the skin on for my apples but feel free to remove if you wish. You can also determine how chunky you like your apple pieces. I dice them quite thick, but smaller pieces will cook faster.

APPLE CINNAMON OATMEAL

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is a deliciously healthy breakfast for the cooler months. Made with simple, everyday ingredients, these stovetop oats are great to meal prep for a quick breakfast option. The whole family will love this apple cinnamon porridge.
INGREDIENTS

1 teaspoon Butter
1/2 Apple, diced
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/2 cup Old Fashioned / Rolled Oats
1 cup Milk – use whatever milk you like here. It all works.
OPTIONAL TOPPINGS
Maple Syrup
Nuts
Chia Seeds
INSTRUCTIONS
Optional but highly recommended – place 1 cup of oats and 1 cup of boiling water into a saucepan. Cover with a lid and leave to soak overnight.

Melt butter in a saucepan on medium heat, then add in apple pieces and cook, stirring regularly, until tender. If you find the apples are drying out before they are tender you can add a splash of water to the saucepan.
Pour oats, cinnamon and milk into the saucepan and stir to combine. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the oats are soft and most of the liquid has been absorbed, approx. 5 minutes.
Add more milk, if desired, and your favourite toppings to serve.
NOTES
Use old fashioned / rolled oats, not quick oats.
Feel free to add maple syrup to the oats when they are almost finished cooking. I prefer to add it as a topping so I can control how much I add.
If you aren’t pre-soaking your oats your cooking time will be a little longer. You may also need to add more milk while cooking.
I keep the skin on for my apples but feel free to remove if you wish. You can also determine how chunky you like your apple pieces. I dice them quite thick, but smaller pieces will cook faster.