Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal 

By Rena |

This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe is way better than any instant oats! Filled with so much protein with a vegan option, you will love this healthy apple breakfast oatmeal made with sweet apples, cinnamon, and pecans!

honey over oatmeal with apples

Wow–this apple cinnamon oatmeal is so delicious! Full of fiber, protein, and warm spices paired with a subtle sweetness from honey, this healthy oatmeal breakfast recipe is the perfect option for anyone looking to add a little more nutrition and ease to their mornings.

Dairy-free and simple to make, this cinnamon oatmeal is the perfect option for whenever you’re needing something quick and satisfying! The perfect option for meal prep, this recipe is a comforting option for anyone who needs some plant-based nutrition for their mornings.

Why You’ll Love This Oatmeal Recipe

  • Simple: Made in under 30 minutes, you will have a quick and easy breakfast ready to go for your busy mornings.
  • Filling: Oats and pecans are high in protein and perfect for satisfying hunger cravings. Make a batch of this oatmeal to last you for a few days for breakfast.
  • Delicious: The combination of apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg creates a flavor that is warm and palatable. This oatmeal tastes just like Quaker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, but even better!
top view of apple cinnamon oatmeal with pecans

Ingredients Needed To Make This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This is just a list of ingredients you will need to make this Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal. The full measurements are listed below.

water
rolled oats
salt
spices, cinnamon, and nutmeg
apples, peeled and chopped
honey
pecans

oats, spices, apples, salt, pecans, honey for apple cinnamon oatmeal

How to Make This Oatmeal with cinnamon and apple

Boil the water: First, add water to a medium pot and bring to a boil. Add in the oats with salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir well.

Add apples and cook: Next, add the chopped apples. Reduce the heat and simmer for ten to twelve minutes while occasionally stirring.

Add sweetener: Finally, once the apples are tender, stir in the honey and pecans.

Cover: Turn the heat off, cover the pot, and let the oatmeal sit for five minutes.

pot of cooked oats
chopped apple in oatmeal

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Feel free to use maple syrup in place of honey for a vegan option.
  • Store the leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for four to six days.
  • Use any type of apple for this apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe. We like Granny Smith, Gala, Honeycrisp, etc.
  • To avoid gluten, make sure the oats are gluten-free. We have not tested instant oats.
  • For even creamier options, stir in your choice of milk.
  • Don’t like apples? Swap it with spme pairs or peaches.
close up apple oatmeal bowl with spoon in it

Frequently Asked Questions

Is putting cinnamon in oatmeal good for you?

Cinnamon has great anti-inflammatory properties in addition to cardiovascular health benefits. Always be sure to consult with a medical provider before introducing new foods to your diet.

Is it OK to eat oatmeal every day?

Since oatmeal is high in fiber and protein, it is definitely suitable and okay to enjoy apple cinnamon oatmeal every day. Remember, everything in moderation. A suitable serving of oatmeal every day is good for you and a great way to jumpstart your morning.

Can you eat apples with oatmeal?

Of course! Any type of apple is great for oatmeal. Whatever you have in your kitchen will work. Apple, oatmeal, and cinnamon make for a great combination and will remind you of apple pie.

How do you make oatmeal taste good?

To make oatmeal taste good, just add your favorite fruits, sweeteners, spices, nuts, etc. There are so many great options for oatmeal! It is such a versatile ingredient to work with and you can make so many different breakfast flavors based on what you like.

top view of apple cinnamon oatmeal with apples and pecans

Other oatmeal Recipes You’ll Enjoy

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Protein Overnight Oats

Chocolate Overnight Oats

Chocolate Chip Baked Oats

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats

Homemade Oatmeal Granola Bars

one bowl of oatmeal with spoon

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Made on the stovetop, this healthy apple cinnamon oatmeal is ready in under 30 minutes and loaded with protein! Perfect for simple breakfasts at home whenever you're needing breakfast in an instant!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 3 sweet apples peeled and chopped; any kind
  • ¼ cup honey or maple syrup
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped

Instructions

  • Add the water to a medium pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add in the oats together with the salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and stir well to combine.
  • Next, add in the apples. Reduce the heat and let it simmer over medium-low heat, for 10-12 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Once the apples are tender, stir in the honey and pecans. 
  • Turn the heat off, cover the pot and let the oatmeal sit for 5 minutes.

Notes

  • Feel free to use maple syrup in place of honey for a vegan option.
  • Store the leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container for four to six days.
  • Use any type of apple for this apple cinnamon oatmeal. We like Granny Smith, Gala, Honeycrisp, etc.
  • To avoid gluten, make sure the oats are gluten-free. We have not tested instant oats.
  • For even creamier options, stir in your choice of milk.
  • Enjoy this recipe with baked sweet potatoes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 4IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Sharon says

    Bumped into this recipe looking for a healthy alternative. I only had Gala apples which were a little too sweet so I added a bit of lemon juice. Thank you!

  2. Carisa Livesay says

    5 stars
    I was looking for a apple oatmeal recipe that wasn’t made in the crockpot. It was simple and didn’t take more than 30 mins. I left the skin on my apples but Super delicious and I have breakfast already made for a few days. I highly recommend.

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