This apple cinnamon oatmeal is a delicious and nutritious way to start your morning! Both apples and oats are high in fiber to satisfy your appetite. Also, making old-fashion rolled oats in raw milk adds a protein boost to this meal.
When mornings start to get cool again I crave something warm for breakfast. That’s why this apple cinnamon oatmeal is so appealing! The flavor of creamy milk mixed with fresh, crunchy apples is incredibly satisfying. Though I enjoy this breakfast most in the cooler seasons, you can definitely enjoy it year-round!
Truthfully, I used to eat my oatmeal plain with no toppings. If anything, I would just add maple syrup. However, since boosting the quality of my oatmeal through additional ingredients, I’ve felt so much better. One of these ingredients is raw milk. There’s a local Amish farm down the road where I can easily pick some up. This is a wonderful, creamy base for my oats. Goodbye watery, mushy oatmeal!
Besides being incredibly delicious, I’ve also found oatmeal to be extremely nutritious. I love choosing a breakfast option that I know will taste good yet also benefit me in the long run. Apple cinnamon oatmeal definitely does this for me.
Basically, oatmeal is one of the most fiber-friendly breakfast options. High fiber foods cause you to feel fully satisfied longer. Oats are especially high in beta-glucan which is a soluble fiber. Beta-glucan helps reduce blood glucose levels and promotes healthy digestion. Plus, apples are also high fiber foods! Additionally, apples are a rich source of antioxidants. So, you’re getting multiple health benefits by making this recipe! Go you!
A yummy bowl of old-fashioned oats is also so versatile! Depending on the season, you can add fresh fruit to boost health benefits. Add in healthy fats with some peanut butter. Or, make it more nutritious by topping with chia or flax seeds! As mentioned, today we’ll be making apple cinnamon oatmeal.
Tools you will need
knife (or apple slicer)
old-fashioned oats or rolled oats
apple-I usually keep gala apples on hand, but any crispy apple will make this delicious!
milk-Personally, I think raw Jersey milk gives the richest taste and boosts nutritional benefits. However, you can use your milk of choice or use a non-dairy substitute.
maple syrup-You could also use honey or brown sugar as your sweetener.
chia seeds (optional)
flax seeds (optional)
all-natural peanut butter (optional)
Step-by-Step How To Make Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
First, set your saucepan over medium heat and add in your milk. You want to avoid scalding your milk so stir occasionally. Once milk is foaming and is close to a boil, add in your oats.
Turn your heat down to avoid burning and oats sticking to the pan. Continue to stir occasionally until oats have reached desired consistency. For a thicker, less creamy oatmeal cook longer. If you want a creamy, milky base remove from heat sooner. The longer your oatmeal cooks, the more your oats will absorb the milk.
Meanwhile, grab your knife and apple. Slice your apple by cutting into four quarters around the core. Slice each quarter and then dice into bite-size pieces. You can also use an apple slicer if you have that available in your kitchen.
Fully remove your oatmeal from heat and add into bowl of choice. Stir in your maple syrup or desired sweetener. Sprinkle with a generous amount of cinnamon. If you choose, add chia or flax seeds and drizzle with some all natural peanut butter. Enjoy!
Is cinnamon oatmeal good for you?
Yes! Oats are high in fiber which help your digestive system. They are also high in carbohydrates to keep you full much longer. Adding cinnamon is another bonus because it can help lower cholesterol. It’s also a natural way of adding flavor.
Is apple cinnamon oatmeal high in fiber?
Apple cinnamon oatmeal is very high in fiber. Oats are especially high in the soluble fiber beta-glucan which helps reduce blood glucose levels and promotes healthy gut bacteria.
How do you make oatmeal taste good and stay healthy?
- Use natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup rather than refined sugars like white sugar. You could also opt for an organic cane sugar.
- Add fresh fruits such as apples, bananas and peaches to intensify flavor, improve health benefits and produce more natural sweetener.
- Use old-fashion rolled oats or steel cut oats rather than instant oatmeal.
- Make your oatmeal with milk, specifically raw milk, instead of water for more protein and a rich, creamy flavor.
What can I add to oatmeal to make it healthier?
- Add chia seeds for a boost in Omega3.
- Top with almond or peanut butter to get a dose of healthy fats.
- Choose fresh, local fruits according to the season.
- Sprinkle with flax seeds to improve digestion, relieve constipation and combat depression.
- 2 medium apples diced
- 1 1/2cups old fashioned oats
- 2 cups raw Jersey milk (substitute with milk of choice or non-dairy option)
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup (substitute with honey or brown sugar)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds (optional)
- 1 tablespoon all natural peanut butter (optional)
- Set your saucepan over medium heat and add in raw milk. Make sure your milk doesn't overheat and become scalded. Stir occasionally.
- Once the milk is foamy and bubbly, about 5-10 minutes, just before a boil, add in oats. Lower the heat to medium low and stir often.
- Meanwhile, take your apple and slice into four quarters around the core. Slice each quarter and then dice into bite-size pieces. Set aside.
- At this point, your oats should be done so remove from heat. The oats should have soaked up about a quarter of your milk and doubled in size. Add oatmeal into bowl of choice.
- Stir in maple syrup or desired sweetner.
- Top with apple and sprinkle with a generous amount of cinnamon. If desired, add your chia or flax seeds and creamy peanut butter. Enjoy!!
- This recipe can also be made in advance and put into the fridge for breakfast at another time. Follow instructions as recorded, put in a firmly sealed container and store in the fridge for later! It's great as an overnight oats option.
- To keep your oatmeal from burning keep the heat low and stir often.
- For an extra crunchy apple, use pink lady apples. Gala apples work great as well!
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 10.3ggCarbohydrates: 65.4ggSugar: 31.2ggProtein: 11.9gg
Nutrition information is automatically calculated and should only be used as an approximation.