Nothing says Fall flavor quite like a hot bowl of this delicious and easy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal. Made with wholesome ingredients like old-fashioned oats, fresh apples, and maple syrup, this is the perfect Fall breakfast the whole family will love!
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Easy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Oatmeal has to be one of the most comforting dishes out there, especially in the Fall and Winter when the days are cool and crisp. And this Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is loaded with all the flavors you start craving in autumn, like fresh apples, cinnamon, and maple syrup. It’s like a deconstructed apple pie or apple streusel!
I like serving my oatmeal like a warm cereal, where the oatmeal is prepared and then served with milk poured on top and a couple of the cinnamon apples. In a word, it’s divine!
Bonus your house will smell amazing while this cooks!
If you love eating oatmeal for breakfast, then you’ve got to try my Healthy Baked Oatmeal with Chocolate Chips!
What’s in Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
This easy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe is a cinch to make and only requires a few pantry staples! You’ll need: unsalted butter, an apple, ground cinnamon, old-fashioned oats, water, pure maple syrup, pure vanilla extract, and some milk.
As far as what type of apple to use, it’s totally up to you! I recommend one with a crisp texture so it holds up well to the heat. I like using honey crisp, granny smith, or gala apples.
Also, make sure to use old-fashioned oats and not instant or steel-cut oats. It has great health benefits and cooks in very little time.
Tip: If you want to lighten up this homemade oatmeal recipe, then swap coconut oil for the butter and use a plant-based milk like oat or almond!
How To Make Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Prepare Your Cinnamon Apples: Melt the butter in a medium saucepan. Add in apples and sauté for 3-4 minutes over medium-high heat, or until the apples start to get tender. (Do not overcook them, or they’ll turn to mush when you cook them with the oatmeal.) Sprinkle in the cinnamon, and toss to coat.
- Cook the Oats: Add in the oats and water then cook on medium high heat until almost all of the liquid has absorbed and the mixture has thickened, 3-4 minutes. Stir in maple syrup and vanilla, and mix well.
- Serve: Divide the Apple Pie Oatmeal between two bowls, and serve with milk, if desired. Enjoy!
Tips and Variations
- Easily double or triple this Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe to feed a crowd or meal-prep ahead of a busy week!
- Change up the fruit! You can swap fresh peaches for the apples here, or even blueberries. Really anything that pairs well with cinnamon!
- Add more Fall spices! In addition to the cinnamon, you can add some ground or freshly grated nutmeg, ground cloves, cardamom, or even pumpkin pie spice.
Storage, Freezing, and Reheating Instructions
- Store leftover Apple Pie Oatmeal in an airtight container or plastic at in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- Freeze up to 3 months in an airtight, freezer-safe container or plastic bag.
- Reheat your Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal in the microwave until warmed through, about 1-3 minutes depending on whether it’s at room temperature or frozen.
More Fall Recipes To Try
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add in apples and saute for 3-4 minutes over medium high heat or until the apples start to get tender. Sprinkle in cinnamon.
- Add in the oats and water then cook on medium high heat until almost all of the liquid has absorbed and the mixture has thickened, 3-4 minutes.
- Stir in maple syrup and vanilla.
- Divide the oatmeal between two bowls and serve with milk, if desired.