Apple Pie oatmeal is a delicious warm breakfast that takes just 10 minutes to make. High in protein and fiber, a bowl of this healthy breakfast will keep you feeling full until lunchtime. Easy to make and kid friendly!

Apple Pie Oatmeal in a white bowl topped with pecans
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The girls love eating oatmeal for breakfast. Ani calls it oappymeal – I’m not exactly sure how it started, but I’ll be sad when she grows out of it. They’re growing up all too fast, thanks to time and lots of healthy meals.

Last month, I started driving Adalyn to school, which gives us an additional 45 minutes to spend together in the morning. Mornings feel a bit more leisurely now and I have time to make them something a little healthier than a bowl of cereal.

I was tired of serving them oatmeal out of a packet and wondering what the powder substance consists of, so I started making homemade oatmeal, which only takes a few extra minutes.

I’ve been experimenting with different low sugar, high protein “flavors” and have found a favorite – Apple Pie Oatmeal. I’m giving you permission to eat pie for breakfast, without the guilt. And for more of my favorite Easy Breakfast Ideas, head over to this incredible roundup!

Apple Pie Oatmeal

To keep my kids fuller longer, I am always looking for more ways to get more protein in them. I make Apple Pie Oatmeal and walnuts, which has more protein than other milk, and minimize their sugar intake, so that they don’t crash.

I use just a touch of butter with apple pie spice and cinnamon to marinate fresh apples cubes. It makes the kitchen smell delightful, just like fall.

I love that this breakfast feels like a real treat, it doesn’t get any better than dessert for breakfast! This oatmeal is full of the flavors of fall and the smell fills the kitchen as you are cooking it.

It’s slightly sweet from the cinnamon and brown sugar without be sickly and there’s nothing quite like a warming breakfast on a chilly day.

apple pie oatmeal in a white bowl with a gold spoon

Apple Pie Oatmeal Ingredients

  • Butter – I use unsalted butter in this oatmeal recipe. If you use salted, omit the added salt.
  • Apple – This breakfast is a great way to get a little fresh fruit into your families diet. Use whatever apples you have in your fridge, Granny Smith, Gala and Honeycrisp all work well.
  • Brown Sugar – Brown sugar adds a wonderful rich sweetness to this breakfast and you only need a small amount. If you are in a pinch you can substitute it for white.
  • Spices – Apple Pie Spice, Cinnamon and Salt. The salt brings out the sweetness of the apple pie spice and cinnamon. If you are using salted butter you can omit the salt.
  • Milk – I use 1% milk, but you can use whatever you have.
  • Oats – I like to use old fashioned or rolled oats for my oatmeal. You can use quick oats, but they can become quite mushy, steel cut oats will require a longer cooking time.
  • Walnuts or Pecans – To top the oatmeal.

How To Make Apple Pie Oatmeal

It’s so easy and quick to make this delicious breakfast for the family!

  1. Apple chunks in a pan with spices
    In a saucepan over medium heat, add butter, apple, brown sugar, apple pie spice, cinnamon and salt. Stir until soft, about 3 minutes.
  2. The cooked oatmeal in a pan with a spoon
    Milk added to the pan with the apple
    Add milk and increase heat to medium high until it comes to a gentle boil.
  3. Oatmeal in a pan with a wooden spoon ready to serve
    Reduce heat to medium and add oats. Stir frequently until oatmeal is soft and milk is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  4. Optional: stir in 1/4 c milk
  5. Top with walnuts or pecans and enjoy!

Is Oatmeal Gluten-Free?

Great news for anyone who has an intolerance to gluten, or if anyone in your family is sensitive. Oats are naturally gluten-free as well as being a great source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. If you are sensitive to gluten, be sure that the oats are certified gluten-free as they are often processed in the same space as wheat products.

Tips To Make Apple Pie Oatmeal

  • You can make the oatmeal several days ahead of time and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. I often make a big batch as it will keep for 3 or 4 days.
  • You can reheat the oatmeal in the microwave or on the stovetop for a quick hot breakfast.
  • To make the oatmeal vegan, use a plant based butter and a dairy free milk such as oat, hemp or soy.
  • For a lower calorie oatmeal, you can substitute half of the milk for water.
Apple Pie Oatmeal served in a bowl with a spoon

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Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe

Apple pie oatmeal is a delicious warm breakfast that takes just 10 minutes to make. High in protein and fiber, a bowl of this healthy breakfast will keep you feeling full until lunchtime. Easy to make and kid friendly!
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 8 minutes
Total: 11 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients  

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup apple chunks {about 1 large apple}
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans

Instructions 

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, add butter, apple, brown sugar, apple pie spice, cinnamon and salt. Stir until soft, about 3 minutes.
  • Add milk and increase heat to medium high until it comes to a gentle boil.
  • Reduce heat to medium and add oats. Stir frequently until oatmeal is soft and milk is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  • Optional: stir in 1/4 c milk
  • Top with walnuts or pecans and enjoy!

Julie’s Tips

  • You can make the oatmeal several days ahead of time and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge. I often make a big batch as it will keep for 3 or 4 days.
  • You can reheat the oatmeal in the microwave or on the stovetop for a quick hot breakfast.
  • To make the oatmeal vegan, use a plant based butter and a dairy free milk such as oat, hemp or soy.
  • For a lower calorie oatmeal, you can substitute half of the milk for water.
Calories: 356kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 195mg | Iron: 2mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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6 Comments

  1. Looks delicious! I’ve been eating oatmeal every morning for health reasons. I usually add flax seed meal, cinnamon and blueberries. The blueberries are one of the things I need, but I am getting tired of them. I’m thinking about working this in a couple of times a week for a little variety.

  2. Okay, I totally need to try this. I actually bought some Fairlife milk a couple weeks ago because of one of your posts. I didn’t know what it was. I love that it has extra protein, plus it last longer in the fridge!

    I’ve been eating overnight oats, but as the weather cools, this might be my new alternative!

    xo Michael

  3. Hi Julie! This looks so good! I am wondering if you use regular old fashioned rolled oats or if you use quick oats? I am thinking it is old fashioned but thought I would check for sure.
    Thanks……Jackie