Plain oatmeal can be pretty boring, but by adding apples and cinnamon you’ll spice it up a bit and give it more flavor that your taste buds will appreciate. In addition to being really delicious, this oatmeal is also a filling and nutritious, which will give you that morning punch of energy. Also, this apple cinnamon oatmeal is a great warm breakfast for those cold fall and winter mornings. You know, those mornings when you wish you could stay under your cozy blanket and sleep for an extra 10 or 15 minutes. But when you make this delicious apple cinnamon oatmeal, which by the way almost tastes like apple pie, you will look forward to breakfast and get out of bed. Who wouldn’t want to have a healthy version of an apple pie for breakfast, right?
For the recipe, I used 1 teaspoon of cinnamon because I like my oatmeal spicy. But 1 whole teaspoon of cinnamon could be a little too much for some people. So I would only use 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon to start, then add a little more if you’d like. To cut the prep and cook time in the morning, you can caramelize the apple with the butter, honey and cinnamon the night before. Save it in the fridge, then just heat them up in the morning and add the rest of the ingredients.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
1 apple peeled, cored, and diced into bite size pieces
1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
1 tablespoon of honey
1/2-1 teaspoon of cinnamon (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of low fat milk
1/2 of quick cooking oats
2 tablespoons of raisins (dark or golden)
A dash of salt
- 1 apple peeled, cored, and diced into bite size pieces
- 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- ½-1 teaspoon of cinnamon (or to taste)
- ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1 cup of low fat milk
- ½ of quick cooking oats
- 2 tablespoons of raisins (dark or golden)
- A dash of salt
- In a sauce pan, combine the diced apple, cinnamon, honey and butter.
- Cook on low medium heat while stirring with a wooden spatula until the butter and honey are melted, and apple starts to caramelize.
- Add the milk and salt. Bring to a boil, then stir in the oats and vanilla extract. Cook for 30 second to 1 minute.
- Turn off the heat and stir in the raisins.
- Serve immediately. Enjoy the apple cinnamon oatmeal hot or warm.