Apple Pie Oatmeal
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!
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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!
Apple Pie Oatmeal: Your New Fall Breakfast!
- 1C rolled oats
- 2C water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp cloves
- pinch of salt
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup (added after cooking)
- 2 fuji apples, chopped
- ½ C golden raisins
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp cloves
- pinch of salt
- ½ C Pecans, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Spread chopped pecans on baking sheet; cook 9-11 minutes until toasted and crunchy.
- Combine all ingredients in pan.
- Cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until apples are cooked and a sticky sauce forms, about 12-15 minutes.
- Combine oats, water, cinnamon, cloves, and salt in pan.
- Bring to boil, reduce heat, and simmer until mixture reaches desired consistency and oats are cooked, about 3-5 minutes.
- Stir in maple syrup.
- Serve oats immediately with apple pie topping and chopped pecans. Add milk of your choice for extra creaminess and drizzle with maple syrup for a little extra sweetness!
- To make sure the recipe comes together quickly and easily, start with the pecans; then get the apple pie topping going before starting the oats.
- Make larger batches for a week's worth of breakfasts!
Love Apples & Other Fall Flavors?
Have some extra apples to use up? Make up a batch of our Strawberry Apple Chia Bars or an Apple Pie Breakfast Smoothie, or throw together this perfect snack of Apples with Peanut Butter & Honey Dip. If you’re needing some quicker breakfasts, try our Mayan Mocha Smoothie, or this Cranberry Mango Smoothie! For more great fall dishes, set it and forget it with our Crockpot Ham and Bean Soup, or fire up the oven for our Roasted Beets with Pecans, Goat Cheese, and Mint. And there’s no need to wait for winter to upgrade that cheap bottle of sweet white wine hiding out in your cabinet; make this Warming Winter White to warm you up on these chilly fall evenings!
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Until next time!