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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Stovetop Recipe

If you love apple pie or apple crumble, you’ll LOVE this Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal! Warm, cozy, and loaded with cooked apples plus all the delicious spices. 

Apple Cinnamon Stovetop Oatmeal

Note: This recipe dates back to 2013! But it’s still one of my favorite breakfasts. So I have added some new photos and am sharing it again, for those of you that haven’t been hanging around that long. 

I can’t think of anything better on a cold morning than a cozy bowl of oatmeal. I think that stovetop recipes can get a bad rap – they really don’t take more than a few minutes. You can still get breakfast on the table (or in a to go cup) quickly, and the possibilities are basically endless. 

This apple cinnamon oatmeal is my current favorite. 

Fresh apples, apple pie spice, just a little brown sugar, and old fashioned oats. You can have a hearty, happy, warm, delicious breakfast in less than 10 minutes. 

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

I think it’s time for a Lucy update.

My little Lucy girl is getting big!! If you’re new around here you can read more about Lucy here and here.

She is my snuggly little companion. She is smart and sweet and might be the laziest puppy ever.

I was sifting through some blog things today and I noticed that I might be a pretty slack Lucy mama because I never updated my “About“page to include her. Oops.

So here she is…

Lucy

She really is a doll.

Like any puppy she has a few issues, but nothing major. Mostly she just doesn’t like to be left alone. Ever. At all. She’s not the greatest car rider either. She adjusts. And then readjusts. And then she fusses a little. And then she drools.

This morning I drove Evan to school. So we brought Lucy with us. We were completely engrossed in this puzzle game that Chad put on my phone while we waited in the neverending line of non-moving vehicles. We weren’t really paying attention when it was time for Evan to get outta the car. Evan leaped out…

…annnnnd so did Lucy.

Evan exclaimed, “Oh no!, Lucy!!,” and then took off running after her.

Fortunately Lucy wasn’t trying to run away. She was just really excited about all the little kids and she was really sick of sitting in the car.

I had this brief flash of me having to leap out of the car to chase my puppy down. Just so we’re clear about my carpool attire, it consists of a sports bra under a tank top, a pair of sweat pants, flip flops, a mop of curly disaster hair, and a cup of coffee glued to my hand. I was majorly relieved that I did not have to exit the vehicle.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe

Oh morning.

I eat oatmeal at least 3 mornings a week. It’s basically perfect. You can dress it up or dress it down. You can make it taste like your favorite dessert. You can add fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, CHOCOLATE! Oatmeal is amazing.

This homemade apple cinnamon oatmeal really never fails me. Lots of good heart-healthy fuel for when you might need to chase a puppy across a school parking lot.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Stovetop Recipe
Yield: 2 servings

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Stovetop Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

If you love apple pie or apple crumble, you’ll LOVE this Apple Cinnamon Stovetop Oatmeal! Warm, cozy, and loaded with cooked apples plus all the delicious spices.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 medium crisp apple, about 1 1/2 cups diced
  • 3 tablespoons honey (OR 2 tablespoons brown sugar), plus a little more to drizzle over the finished oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats (or gluten free oats!)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 1/2 cup milk (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium high heat. Add 1 cup of the apples, the honey or brown sugar, and sprinkle in the spices and salt. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the apples are softened.
  2. Pour in the water, turn the heat up to high, and bring to a low boil. Add the oats and reduce the heat to medium/medium high. Cook, stirring occasionally for 3-5 more minutes.
  3. Add the walnuts (if using), and continue cooking until most of the liquid is absorbed. Divide the oatmeal between two bowls, sprinkle each with the remaining apples, drizzle with a little more honey, and splash 1/4 cup milk into each bowl.

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Cara

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

I haven’t tried to make this oatmeal yet, but it sounds delicious. It was annoying to have to scan through stories about a dog before I could get to the recipe (however cute she may be). Still using the recipient, just wish it were given at the top before the irrelevant dog post.

Heather Tullos

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Hi Cara - sounds like a food blog is not the place you should be sourcing your recipes. There are LOADS of websites that offer just the recipe. I suggest you move along and use one of those. Don't let the door hit ya! - H

jo

Monday 2nd of November 2020

Made this for breakfast this morning. Tasted great!

Heather Tullos

Monday 2nd of November 2020

Thank you so much, Jo!

Haley

Monday 26th of October 2020

So easy and delicious! Great recipe for oatmeal lovers ?

Walking disaster

Tuesday 6th of October 2020

Lovely recipe! What follows next is a series of unfortunate events that rests purely on my shoulders... I had to make two batches. In the first one something really weird happened with the milk (1 cup milk + 1 cup water), where it separated into a sort of curd and whey mixture. Smelled spoiled. Off it went! I was happy to start over, as I had a surplus of apples.

The second time I discovered I didn’t actually have old fashioned oats: I only had instant oats left. Oh well. In they go. Put in approx. 1,5 cups and let them bubble in the pot for maybe 7 minutes? (Got distracted.) And the oatmeal still turned out great! I quite liked the texture, actually.

PS: I’m pretty sure you’re allowed to advertise this as foolproof now :)

Heather Tullos

Wednesday 7th of October 2020

hahaha - thank you so much for this! ? Cheers to many more years of oatmeal success!

Mali

Friday 24th of July 2020

Thank you for sharing this recipe!

Do you reckon it’s possible to cook the apple with only honey and not butter? Trying to save calories/reduce fat.