One-Bowl Apple Pie Oatmeal
Updated: Feb 3, 2021
This oatmeal tastes like apple pie in a bowl, perfect to get you up and running on any morning.
Apple cinnamon. It's such a classic flavor, finding its way into everything from pies to pancakes. And there's a good reason for it. The fresh, sweet taste of apples combined with warm, spicy cinnamon creates a dynamic duo that no one can resist.
Things made with apples and cinnamon usually have something else "old fashioned" incorporated into them- molasses. A thick, dark, syrupy liquid with a rich flavor, molasses is high in iron and magnesium, and, of course, provides a delicious way to sweeten baked goods, pancakes, and more!
No matter what season it is, mornings are usually cold, and when I wake up, all I want is a nice, hot breakfast to fuel me for the day. And nothing says nice and warm like apple pie, so why not make a breakfast version of the flavor?
(Just in case you're wondering, the little brown-ish cubes are apples seasoned with some molasses and cinnamon.)
This breakfast recipe tastes like an oatmeal cookie in a bowl, flooding your body with warmth and happiness just when you need it the most. I like to add raisins and granola on top for some crunch.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Author: Prachi Marfatia
1/2 apple, peeled and cut into cubes(you can add the whole apple if you like)
2 tsp cinnamon
1 packets instant oatmeal(or 1/2 cup rolled oats, but this will take longer to cook)
1/2-1 cup milk or plant-based sub(you can even use water in a pinch, but I like milk because it creates a thick and creamy texture)
1 tsp molasses
1 tsp maple syrup/honey/agave
1 tsp brown sugar(optional)
Add water/milk to the oats and cook according to instructions on the box, stovetop or microwave(for an easy recipe, click here). Meanwhile, put the apple cubes in a bowl and add in the molasses, brown sugar if using, half of the cinnamon, and 1/2 tbsp of the maple syrup. Mix well to combine then add a few teaspoons of water and microwave for 1-2 minutes, stirring every minute. In the oatmeal, add the rest of the maple syrup and cinnamon, as well as a little milk if it's too thick. Then, pour the apple topping into each bowl, mix, and enjoy!