Sweet cinnamon apples bubbling with buttery oats and vanilla? Sign me up! All the flavors of an apple pie, in a nutritious and comforting breakfast. This 15-minute oatmeal makes for a delicious way to start your day.
Mornings lately have called for a cozy, quick breakfast that comforts and fuels us for the day. I love that this 6-ingredient oatmeal only takes 15 minutes to make!
With fresh apples, warm cinnamon, vanilla and spices, this oatmeal has all the flavor of familiar fall desserts. But, in a convenient and no-fuss recipe that you can enjoy for a make-ahead breakfast. We love warming up with this simple stovetop oatmeal with a cup of coffee.
The steps are simple, and you can easily substitute some ingredients for whatever you have on hand. Prefer a creamier oatmeal? Add milk instead of water. Want a little more spice? Add nutmeg, allspice and ginger. Need a bit of crunch? Chopped walnuts and pecans make a delicious, healthy topping.
Want the steps to your own scrumptious apple cinnamon oatmeal? It’s simple!
This recipe makes a small batch, perfect for a lazy Sunday breakfast for two. Or, enough for you to make-ahead for those busy work days. Bubble together a mixture of maple syrup (or honey), cinnamon, vanilla and fresh chopped apples. Once the apples are soft and fragrant, add your water and bring the mixture to a steady boil. Add your oats and butter, then simmer until you have a deliciously golden, comforting bowl of oatmeal goodness. Wonderful, simple and impressively homemade.
Toss the packet and cook a batch of this irresistible apple-cinnamon oatmeal. It’s like a hug in a bowl!
Craving more oatmeal recipes? Try these!
- 1 medium apple, small diced, peeled or unpeeled
- 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup, or honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or pie spice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- Additional maple syrup, apple slices and cinnamon, optional
- Place apples, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender (3-5 minutes).
- Pour in 2 cups water (or milk) and bring mixture to a simmer. Stir in oats and butter. Cook, stirring frequently, until the oats are tender and creamy, about 5 minutes. If the mixture seems too thick, add water or milk while cooking.
- Serve warm, topped with additional maple syrup, cinnamon and/or sliced apples.
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