Looking for something rich and hearty to eat for breakfast? This apple pie oatmeal bowl is flavored with just the right amount of sweet and spice, and super easy to make. Just throw all the ingredients in a pot, boil, and that's it! You can also make this ahead and reheat the next day for a quick morning meal.
Oatmeal can be a bit boring and bland. But not if you know how to cook it right.
In this recipe, the creamy, rich, gooey texture from the oatmeal is intensified by the almond milk and apple pie filling, and it is almost all ready to be made and eaten. The punch of freshness and aroma of cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg makes it even more delicious.
Ingredients Used to Make This
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- Oatmeal - You can use old-fashioned (rolled) or quick-cooking oats, but I wouldn't recommend using steel cut for this recipe. If you want to keep this strictly gluten-free (some oats are produced in the same facility as wheat), be sure to buy the one with the GF label like this one.
- Almond milk - or any milk (dairy or dairy-free) of choice.
- Coconut Sugar – You can use any granulated sugar of your choice, but coconut, date and maple sugars are less processed sugars I would recommend. Honey and maple syrup should also work, but I have not yet tried. For a lower carb, lower calorie option, use sugar-free sweeteners such as monk fruit sweetener or stevia (but you'll have to convert according to package instructions).
- Cinnamon & Nutmeg - for the best flavor, add both.
- Apple Pie FIlling - storebought, or homemade like the recipe you see below.
Homemade Apple Pie filling recipe
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How to Make
15 Minute Apple Pie Oatmeal Bowl
Mix all ingredients together and heat until hot and boiling, about 5 minutes (for quick oats)
Let the oatmeal rest for additional 5 minutes until thickened.
Top with more apple pie filling, maple syrup and cinnamon (if desired). Enjoy!
Recipe Variations and Optional Add Ins:
- You don’t have to keep this plain. Add some nuts, dried fruits or mini chocolate chips to keep this oatmeal interesting.
- Do you like Chai or Cardamom? Try adding a tsp of Cardamom Powder or Chai Tea Powder to the oatmeal with the other dry ingredients.
- With natural flavoring / extracts. Feel free to add a teaspoon of vanilla extract (I didn't feel like it was essential so I left it out in this recipe), or other flavorings or extracts, such as caramel flavoring, hazelnut extract or almond extract.
How to Make this Healthier
- Make this even healthier by adding a handful of nuts, seeds, or granola to add texture.
- Want to increase fiber? Add a Tablespoon of ground flaxseed or coconut flour.
- For a protein boost, you can also add a Tablespoon of protein powder of your choice. I've tried using an unsweetened plant-based protein powder.
- You can also reduce the sugar by half (to make this less sweet), or substitute the sugar with a sugar-free substitute.
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Apple Pie Oatmeal
- ¼ cup apple pie filling
- Mix all ingredients together and boil until hot and boiling, about 5 minutes (for quick oats).
- Let the oatmeal rest for additional 5 minutes until thickened.
- Top with more apple pie filling and sprinkle with cinnamon