Make up this delicious apple pie oatmeal today and get a jump start on fall! It’s quick and easy to make and is bursting with great apple and pecan flavors!
Fall Favorites & Apple Pie Oatmeal Inspiration
Fall is a wonderful time of year; the leaves are changing, it isn’t unbearably hot during the days, and the nights are cool and crisp. We love to sit around the bonfire with friends and family, or to lounge around on weekend mornings on the deck with a hot cup of coffee and the cats.
Fall also brings with it so many wonderful foods and flavors. I really think fall is my favorite season for food. We love making recipes with pumpkins, squashes, zucchinis, and apples. The meals are hearty, filling, and hot (I think I could eat soups or stews for every meal and be okay with it). Of all the fall foods, though, I think apples are my absolute favorite.
Apple pie was one of my favorite desserts growing up. My mom would make a custard apple pie that was a real treat; a delectable custard filling topped with caramel apples and baked up, mmm (I promise my mouth isn’t watering right now). I looked forward to it every time we had it. Apple cobbler was another treat with a buttery crumb topping, by itself or with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on those warmer days.
Now full disclosure: I am not a baker. These apple desserts were awesome, but I am not confident that I could bake up a pie or a cobbler and have it be something special. I wanted to come up with a recipe that still had these great flavors but used them in a new way. Thinking about hearty, warm meals for fall, I decided on this Apple Pie Oatmeal.
Apple Pie Oatmeal: Spiced Stovetop Oats & Perfect Toppings
Simple stovetop cooked oatmeal is brightened up with cinnamon, cloves, and maple syrup as a base for this wonderful fall dish. Then top it with gooey cinnamon apples and Golden Raisins to ramp up the apple pie flavor. Finish it with toasted Pecans, a splash of nut milk, and a drizzle of Maple Syrup for a breakfast that is sure to be a hit! If you need some great ingredients to make up this recipe, find them on our Pantry Staples page!
This recipe will make two generous servings, but can easily be adjusted up or down based on your needs. So get yourself a bowl of oatmeal, a cup of coffee, and go enjoy the crisp fall air!
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