Originally posted December 7, 2018. Updated October 11, 2019.
I eat oatmeal for breakfast everyday. It's an easy, filling, and healthy way to start the day. It's almost always the same: cherries, soymilk, walnuts, and chia seeds. Sometimes blueberries instead of cherries, or pumpkin seeds instead of walnuts, but otherwise pretty typical.
Well, one morning we were out of milk! 😱 So I guess you could say this was borne out of necessity, but it’s so delicious, I’ve made it several times since. Make sure you get a taste of this before apple season is done.
How to Make Apple Pie Oatmeal
Making apple pie oatmeal is not unlike making any other oatmeal. Simmer all the ingredients in a small pot until the oatmeal is done. I recommend using a firm apple that will stand up to the heat, like honeycrisp. I prefer more texture in my oatmeal.
To make this nut free, simply use a seed of your choice, like pumpkin or sunflower. Alternatively, just leave it out.
How to Make Apple Pie Oatmeal in the Microwave
If you're like me, you don't want to stand over a pot making sure it doesn't boil over or burn your oatmeal. You want to set it, and forget it! I love making my oatmeal in the microwave for this reason. To make this recipe in the microwave, simply put all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave on high for about 2 ½ - 3 minutes.
How to Make Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal
What takes even less effort than microwaving? Overnight oats! If you like your oatmeal chilled, and grab-and-go in the morning, this one's for you! Put all the ingredients in a glass jar or bowl before you go to bed, and refrigerate. Ready to eat in the morning!
Nutrition in This Recipe
A bowl of this oatmeal will keep you going right up until lunch! It comes in at just under 350 calories and 30% of your daily fiber, so you won't be hungry 10 minutes after eating it. It's also an excellent source of both potassium and magnesium.
Apple Pie Oatmeal
- ½ cup Old Fashioned Oats
- 1 cup apple cider
- ½ cup diced apple
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- dash ground cloves
- Add all ingredients to a small pot and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer until oatmeal is cooked and thickened, about 5 minutes.
- Serve immediately.