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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is a delicious, healthy, and wholesome breakfast. This breakfast recipe is packed with nutrients and beautiful seasonal flavors.

This is our favorite fall breakfast with warm cinnamon and in-season apples. Oatmeal has become one of my favorite breakfasts and when it’s as easy as this one, it’ll quickly become your favorite too.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is a delicious, healthy and wholesome breakfast.


  • You want Old-fashioned rolled oats for overnight oats. Whole oat groats are steamed and, instead of being cut with a metal blade, they are rolled and flattened into flakes, which allows them to cook faster than steel-cut oats.
  • Steel-cut oats: Steel-cut oats, also called Scottish or Irish oats. They are processed the least. Steel-cut oats sliced into pieces with steel. This leaves much of the bran intact. Steel-cut oats time the longest time to cook. They’re great for cooking in a slow-cooker.
  • Quick or instant oats: Similar to old-fashioned rolled oats, instant oats are the most processed of the three oat varieties. They are pre-cooked, dried, and then rolled and pressed thinner than rolled oats. For these reasons, instant oats cook more quickly than steel-cut or rolled oats. They retain less of their texture and often cook up mushy.


I used old-fashioned rolled oats for this recipe. I added fresh apples, cinnamon, and coconut sugar. You can add brown sugar if you like. I have also drizzled over Date Syrup instead of adding sugar and it’s amazing!! (Get Date Syrup here.)

You can also add dried cranberries, raisins, or any fruit if you don’t have apples on hand.

More oatmeal recipes you’ll enjoy

  1. Baked Blueberry Oatmeal Cups
  2. Healthy Oatmeal Date Breakfast Cookies
  3. Brownie Batter Overnight Protein Oats
  4. Greek Yogurt Berry Parfait
  5. Blueberry Mango Overnight Oats


I updated this post from an earlier version published on January 4, 2013. I made new photos, updated tips, added nutrition information, and simplified the recipe instructions.

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is a delicious, healthy and wholesome breakfast.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This is an easy recipe for a healthy breakfast. It's great during the fall with seasonal sweet apples.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 5 servings



  • Combine the oats, water, apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a medium-size saucepan. Bring to a boil.
  • As soon as it boils, reduce heat to low for 4 to 5 minutes or until the oats are soft and the apples are tender.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the coconut sugar to taste. You may need more or less coconut sugar depending on the sweetness of the apples.
  • Scoop into serving bowls and top with walnuts or pecans, if desired.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. Since Jan 1st, I've cut out wheat and sugar from my diet, and I discovered that I LOVE unsweetened Silk almond milk mixed with unsweetened cocoa powder and sugar sub – better than the Swiss Miss packets I once OD'ed on.

    Im stopping by from Friendship Friday.

  2. Mmmm. Looks nummy! I've made a similar recipe before and it got me hooked on steel cut oats!

  3. I've been eating slow cooked steel cut oats for awhile. I chop up apples and use agave nectar and cinnamon in it, then cook it overnight. I have been adding a little brown sugar when I put it into my bowl, but I really need to stop doing that! 😉 I really look forward to having breakfast every morning!

  4. How much oats do you use? Sounds like something I would love to make for these cold mornings!

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