This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe is a delicious and healthy breakfast that everyone is going to love. Homemade Apple cinnamon stove top oatmeal is a great option for those mornings when you don’t have a lot of time to cook. Stovetop Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast because it’s so quick, easy to make while being a healthy perfect fall breakfast.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy homemade oatmeal. It is starting to get chilly and the fall flavors start becoming the center of attention when it comes to food and this healthy apple cinnamon oatmeal I am sure will become one of your go to breakfast recipes.
This apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe is a family favorite and a staple fall breakfast in our house. Apple cinnamon oatmeal is a nutritious and delicious breakfast that can be enjoyed year-round, although for us we mainly eat it in the fall months.
This stove top oatmeal tastes like fall in a bowl and just like apple pie. If you are wanting to enjoy apple pie for breakfast then make a batch of this homemade apple cinnamon oatmeal and you will feel like you are eating dessert for breakfast.
During the holiday season, I love making a bowl of gingerbread oatmeal or pecan pie oatmeal but during the fall this apple oatmeal is my go-to. We never get sick of enjoying homemade Stove top Oatmeal for breakfast and if I make a large batch ahead of time it makes for a super easy, under 5 minutes to make breakfast.
My Favorite Oatmeal Recipes
What are the best apples to use?
For this homemade apple oatmeal recipe, I used one gala apple for sweetness and one granny smith apple for tartness.
If you do not have them on hand but still want to make this oatmeal recipe for breakfast, then you can use any apples that you have on hand. However, when making this oatmeal recipe, stick with the firmer apples so they do not turn into mush.
Variations of this recipe
Make it creamier. If you like creamier oatmeal then you can switch out half of the water for milk but keep an eye that it doesn’t boil over.
Add more apple flavor. If you would like more apple flavor you can switch out 1 cup of water for 1 cup of apple juice.
Change up the milk. I use whole milk but you can also use coconut milk or almond milk.
Can I use Quick-Cooking oats instead of Old Fashioned oats?
You can adjust this recipe to use quick-cooking oats, keep the measurements the same but reduce the cook time to 2-3 minutes.
What goes with Oatmeal for breakfast?
While I love a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, I also like to serve other items with it. Some of my favorite things to pair with oatmeal are fresh fruit, yogurt, fruit and yogurt parfaits, and breakfast drinks like coffee or a latte.
Can I Freeze homemade oatmeal?
If you want to freeze oatmeal you totally can. Cook the oatmeal and then allow it to cool completely. Once cooled use a muffin tin and spoon the oatmeal into it. Place the muffin pan in the freezer until the oatmeal is frozen solid. Once frozen remove the oatmeal from the muffin tin and store in freezer zip close bags.
How to Thaw Frozen Homemade Oatmeal
Remove the frozen oatmeal and place it in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes then serve the oatmeal as desired, with milk or toppings. I find it also helps to stir the oatmeal every 30 seconds or so while you are reheating it.
What toppings go well with Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal?
I love this easy oatmeal recipe as is but you can fancy it up if you want to. Dried cranberries, raisins, chopped fresh apples, and walnuts are great toppings to add to your Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal. Want it a little sweeter, you can add a drizzle of maple syrup, a little brown sugar, or even some caramelized apples.
How to store homemade oatmeal
To store leftover oatmeal, place it in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to five days.
How to Reheat Stove Top Oatmeal
Place a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave and heat on high for 40 seconds. Add milk, stir well and enjoy!
Can I double this recipe?
If you are wanting to do meal prep and double or triple this recipe you can easily. You may want to use a larger saucepan when you are making it so you have enough room for it all to cook.
Can I use Steel cut oats?
Yes, if you want to use steel cut oats then you will want to use half the amount of oats then you would use for old-fashioned oats when making this homemade oatmeal recipe.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Ingredients
- 2 apples peeled, cored and chopped
- 2 cup water
- 1 cup old fashion oats
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
How to Make Homemade Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Peel, core and dice the apples.
Combine the apples, water, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar together in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
Bring it to a boil then reduce the heat to medium-low heat. Let it cook until almost all the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.
Place your oatmeal into two bowls for a large serving or 4 bowls for a smaller serving and top with a splash of milk and toppings if desired.
Apple Pie Inspired Recipes
- Apple Pie Rolls
- Apple Pie Granola
- Apple pie Cinnamon Rolls
- Homemade Apple pie
- Mini Apple Pies with Puff Pastry
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Combine the apples, water, oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar together in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Bring it to a boil then reduce the heat to medium-low heat. Let it cook until almost all the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.
- Place your oatmeal into two bowls for a large serving or 4 bowls for a smaller serving and top with a splash of milk.
4 SmartPoints on Weight Watchers FreeStyle Plan when made into 4 servings plus points for the milk