Healthy Apple Oatmeal is a cozy, delicious breakfast. Gluten free, dairy free + easily made in under 15 minutes with wholesome ingredients. It taste like apple pie in a bowl! This post is sponsored by my friends at The Soulfull Project.
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It’s the first day of fall, and there’s NO BETTER way to kick it off than this Apple Oatmeal. Healthy Oatmeal Recipes are one of our favorite things to make for breakfast!
I’ve been making this healthy apple oatmeal recipe for years, and I just simply couldn’t go another fall without sharing this recipe with you! It’s pure comfort food – and totally tastes like apple pie in a much healthier, breakfast form.
Why we love this apple oatmeal:
- gluten free + vegan – So anyone and everyone can enjoy it
- low in sugar – With the exception of a little maple syrup, this breakfast gets it’s sweetness right from fruit!
- versatile– You can easily customize this oatmeal to your liking – we’ll get into that later.
- delicious – Like I said.. it’s like apple pie, but for breakfast. Need I say more?
While their products are tasty and easy to prepare – my favorite part about The Soulfull Project is their buy one, give one model. For every serving of The Soulfull Project’s hot cereal purchased they donate a serving of 4 Grain cereal to a food bank in your community.
Now, let’s make some oatmeal!
Ingredients for Apple Oatmeal:
To make apple oatmeal you’ll need:
- The Soulfull Project’s Hearty Grains & Seeds or old fashioned oats
- coconut oil
- maple syrup
- cinnamon, ground ginger
- almond milk
You can find substitutions for all of these ingredients below in the green shaded substitutions box.
How to make Apple Oatmeal:
- Sauté your apples with maple syrup, coconut oil, and cinnamon
- While apples cook, cook your grains.
- Serve and enjoy!
See, it’s SO easy!! Don’t you want to just dive in??
Can you make apple oatmeal in the microwave?
I don’t recommend making this in the microwave because it’s best when cooked low and slow, but it can be done! To make this apple oatmeal in the microwave:
- Add your apples, coconut oil, cinnamon, and maple syrup to a large microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until apples are slightly tender.
- Add milk, Soulfull Project Hearty Grains & Seeds, spices, and maple syrup. Stir + microwave for 3-4 minutes, stirring every minute, until liquid is almost entirely absorbed
- Topped with chopped pecans + enjoy!
How to store apple oatmeal:
You can make this ahead of time, keep it in the refrigerator and reheat it when ready to eat. It reheats very well and should last 3-4 days in the fridge.
Freezing: I haven’t tried freezing this oatmeal but I wouldn’t recommend it. I think it would get mushy. Oatmeal is best eaten fresh!
SUBSTITUTIONS FOR THIS RECIPE
Toppings – Feel free to add additional nuts or seeds as toppings. Other fresh fruit would be delicious or even some nut butter!
Milk – You can use any type of milk that you like in this recipe, it doesn’t have to be almond milk
Oats –I have not tried this recipe with steel cut or old fashioned oats. Both will have completely varying cook times – but feel free to experiment on your own! Soulfull Project has a variety of quick cook/instant oats including Steel Cut Oats and other varieties of Multigrain blends
Other healthy oatmeal recipes:
We love oatmeal and all different versions of it. Here are some of our favorite healthy oatmeal recipes!
- Pumpkin Overnight Oats
- Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Baked Apple Oatmeal
- Healthy Chocolate Coffee Oatmeal
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Overnight Oats
- Healthy Blueberry Baked Oatmeal
- Baked Apples (Healthy!)
For the apples:
- While apples are cooking, In a saucepan, combine milk, oats, spices and maple syrup. Bring to a boil.
- Once oats are boiling, reduce heat to low and simmer for 2-3 minutes, stirring until the oatmeal is cooked
- Toppings – Feel free to add additional nuts or seeds as toppings. Other fresh fruit would be delicious or even some nut butter!
- Milk – You can use any type of milk that you like in this recipe, it doesn’t have to be almond milk
- Sweetener – I love maple syrup, but you could use honey or agave nectar if you prefer!
- Oats –I have not tried this recipe with steel cut or old fashioned oats. Both will have completely varying cook times – but feel free to experiment on your own! Soulfull Project has a variety of quick cook/instant oats including Steel Cut Oats and other varieties of Multigrain blends