Apple Pie Oatmeal

Who doesn’t love oatmeal? A lot of people, I’m sure… But the girl writing this blog LOVES oatmeal, and that’s all that matters. 😉 One thing I don’t like is the pre-flavoured packaged oatmeal. You either get oatmeal that has a ton of artificial flavours and is so unhealthy that you might as well be eating a chocolate bar with your meal {oh gosh, that sounds good actually…}, or you get the healthy stuff that doesn’t taste any better than a soggy piece of cardboard. Wanting to wake my husband up with a healthy breakfast, I decided to make some apple pie flavoured oatmeal from scratch! We were both pretty happy with the end result, so here’s the recipe! Enjoy! 🙂 This recipe serves 2.

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Ingredients:

  • Rolled oats/instant oats {Use the quantities listed on the package. I believe I used between 1/4 and 1/2 cup per serving}
  • 1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped into small chunks
  • Equal parts water and vanilla almond milk {Liquid quantities for cooking the oatmeal will be listed on the package of oats. I started with about 1 cup of liquid, and half way through the cooking time added about another 1/2 cup of almond milk. This will also depend on how you like your oatmeal. Some like it more watery, while some like it thick. You can use regular milk for this, however I recommend using vanilla almond milk. It really gives a wonderful and unique flavour.}
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash ground nutmeg
  • 1 dash ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • Sliced almonds for garnish

Method:

  • Bring the liquid (water and almond milk) to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium, and add the oats.
  • Cook the oats as directed on the package. Each brand of rolled/instant oats seemed to have different suggested times, so go with what is listed. I cooked mine for about 5 minutes before adding the other ingredients.
  • Add all of the other ingredients after the oats have soaked up a lot of the liquid, about 5 minutes. Stir constantly at this point. To test of the oatmeal is cooked, just take a spoon and taste it. If you want the oats softer, and almost all of the liquid is gone, add more almond milk.
  • Once it is cooked, remove from heat, spoon into bowls, sprinkle some sliced almonds on top, and serve!
Apple Pie Oatmeal!

Apple Pie Oatmeal!

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2 comments on “Apple Pie Oatmeal

    • Apple pie is pretty awesome! I wonder what oatmeal would taste like if pieces of apple pie were actually crumbled in it…
      I think I may try this one next time with baking the apples in cinnamon first, then adding them to the oatmeal…

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