apple cinnamon oatmeal

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.


Comments

  1. says

    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. :)

  2. says

    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! :)

  3. erin says

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

  4. Emily says

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

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