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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
A beautiful family breakfast

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is a simple and quick recipe for a healthy(ish) breakfast. Kids and adults love it and it's meal-prep friendly too.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
I (Maja) am so excited for breakfast each morning. It’s probably my favorite meal of the day, and I feel like it sets the tone for the whole day. We have quite a few recipes reserved for the weekend, but we like to keep it as simple as possible during the week. This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal tastes like the most delicious, most comforting hug. The oats are perfectly cooked, while the apples are caramelized, perfectly spiced, and soft. I bet your whole family will adore this oatmeal recipe, and I bet you’re going to like the simple method too.

Beautiful breakfast for any day of the week

I could easily have this for dessert, too; it's that good. If the photos and the quick preparation haven't convinced you yet to make the recipe, maybe these facts will:

  • the spiced apples are perfectly cooked, soft, juicy, and taste divine
  • the caramel sauce is slightly runny, which makes it perfect when stirred into the oatmeal
  • amazing oatmeal recipe for cold days
  • goes from pantry to table in 20 minutes
  • a simple, beginner-friendly recipe
  • you can easily make it your own by adding nuts or making it vegan

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

How to make Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal at home

Making Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal at home is simple. We will need one skillet and one saucepan. Find all the ingredients and methods below; here's a quick recipe overview for easier preparation.

  1. Peel the apples, and cut them into wedges.
  2. In a skillet, melt the butter with the spices. Add brown sugar and lemon juice.
  3. Add the apples to the skillet and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Separately cook the oats.
  5. Divide the oatmeal between four bowls and serve with caramelized apples.

Caramelizing apples for Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Cooking oatmeal for Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Caramelized apples for Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Essential ingredients

Here you will find more information about the ingredients and the answers to the two most often asked questions. If you still have any questions left, don't hesitate to ask in the comments below, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Apples - We love Evelina apples, or Surprisingly Apple. They are perfect for cooking or baking, they remain slightly crunchy outside, but they are perfectly cooked, tender, and juicy inside. Just what we need for these caramelized apples. If you can't get Evelina apples in your country, use Gala apples.

Oats - For this recipe, use Rolled or Old-Fashioned oats. Using steel-cut oats or Instant oats won't work as great.

Almond milk - Adds a slightly nutty aroma and creaminess. We like choosing sugar-free almond milk, but oat milk is a beautiful substitute too. Feel free to use regular cow's milk or water too.

Spices - are essential. They make this oatmeal warm, cozy, and tasty. 

Sugar - Our favorite packed light brown sugar is Light Muscovado (Billington's). It creates a beautiful caramel, and it's delicious. But instead of the light brown sugar, feel free to use other brown sugars or regular white sugar.

Can I make this Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal vegan?

Of course. The only vegetarian ingredient in this recipe is the butter, so use coconut oil instead of the butter, and you have a vegan Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal.

How can I make this Apple Oatmeal my own?

We don't like to add any additional ingredients to this oatmeal. We do, however, from time to time sprinkle some chopped on top. Choose pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, or other nuts of your choosing.


Feel free to store cooked oatmeal and spiced apples in the fridge.

Separately store the cooked oatmeal and cooked apples in airtight containers. Keep covered in a fridge for up to 3 days. Before serving, reheat in a saucepan over low heat. Add water if necessary.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Try these recipes using Evelina apples too


Lets get cooking!

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  • caramelized apples

    Peel the apples, remove the core and cut into wedges. Place a skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and let it melt, then add in the spices, light brown sugar, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Stir, then add in the apples. Stir with a spatula to coat the apples. Cover with a lid, and cook for 15 minutes or until the apples are caramelized and soft. Shake the pan from time to time while cooking.

  • oats

    In a saucepan, combine oats, almond or oat milk, and a pinch of salt. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Then, turn off the heat, cover with a lid, and set aside for 5 - 8 minutes or until creamy and delicious.

  • serve

    Divide the oatmeal between four bowls. Arrange the caramelized apples on top and serve.


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