Apple Cinnamon was always my favorite flavor growing up. Those two packets kept me warm enough to play in the snow and gave me a good start to the day so that I could excel in school. (I think my parents would especially agree with the excel part)

After a disappointing bowl from Caribou – I didn’t realize they squirted some sort of cinnamon syrup into the oatmeal – I came to the realization that an apple cinnamon home made version would probably be amazing. An earth-shattering flavor combonation? Not by any means, just a down-to-earth, warming bowl of oatmeal. Just what I need to get me through those Minnesota winters. And excelling at work never hurts either. ;)

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal - 2 servings

  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 2 small apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 Tbsp butter or butter alternative (I used earth balance)
  • 1-2 Tbsp maple syrup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Prepare oatmeal as directed with water and almond milk mix. (I think the almond milk makes it extra creamy)

Add apples, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla to small saucepan.

Cook over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes.

Divide oatmeal in two bowls and top with apple mixture.

15 Comments (Reply )

  1. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    Love this! Such a classic!


  2. erica
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 9:18 am

    I love apple cinnamon oatmeal. Had some today, but not homemade. This looks great Emily!


  3. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 10:09 am

    Aw man, that makes my peanut butter toast that I had for breakfast look so wimpy! Spiced apples are so good- I bet your oats tasted like warm apple crisp! Hmm…baked apple crisp oatmeal. Might have to come up with a recipe. :)


    • Emily
      Nov 10, 2010 @ 10:12 am

      Do it!!!! :) Just make sure you share!


  4. Faith @ lovelyascharged
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 11:40 am

    That was always my favorite too! The nasty fruit and cream ones were always the last ones to leave the box


  5. catherine (FOOD SNOB)
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 1:00 pm

    When I make oatmeal, apple-cinnamon is definitely a favorite! I usually just chop up an apple and dump it in with a few dashes of cinnamon with the milk before bringing everything to a high simmer for the oats — I usually use a little less milk than called for, since the apples will release some moisture, too. Dirties one less pan this way! :)


    • Emily
      Nov 10, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

      That is a really good tip! I’m all for not having as many dirty dishes!


  6. Sagan
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    Mmmm oatmeal! Apples and cinnamon are a wonderful combination.


  7. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Nov 10, 2010 @ 8:14 pm

    I don’t know how any Minnesotan could choose any other (less warm and cozy) breakfast. It’s oatmeal for me – daily!


  8. erin
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 12:32 pm

    Deeeelicious! Oatmeal and almond milk are such a great combo. Sliced almonds would a lovely addition, too :)


    • Emily
      Nov 11, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

      That is a great idea Erin! Especially to add some good fat and protein! Next time I’m adding almonds!


  9. Kristy
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 1:51 pm

    Your oatmeal looks delish! Those are my favorite combos, also!


  10. Holly
    Nov 11, 2010 @ 5:02 pm

    growing up, it was a total toss-up for me between apple cinnamon and maple brown sugar :)


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