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Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal in a bowl

Cinnamon Apple Pie Oatmeal

This Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal is the perfect healthy breakfast to start the day. It's easy to make with tender apples, cozy fall spices and wholesome oats. Naturally vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free with all the classic flavors of apple pie.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon oatmeal, fall breakfast ideas, healthy breakfast recipe, oatmeal breakfast ideas
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 289 kcal
Author Kelly


Caramelized Apple Topping:


  • 1 cup gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 tablespoon ground flaxseeds or chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2-1/4 - 2 1/2 cups water or unsweetened almond milk plus more as needed
  • 2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce or pureed apples , optional for an extra apple kick
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  • chopped pecans or walnuts
  • extra almond milk for serving optional


For the Apple Topping:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat coconut oil on medium-high heat. Add apples, maple syrup, and cinnamon and saute for about 5 minutes or until the apples turn golden brown and begin to soften. Remove from heat and set aside. (You can make this ahead of time and place in a covered container in the refrigerator).

For the Oatmeal:

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the oats, flax/chia seeds, apple pie spice, cinnamon, water/milk, maple syrup and applesauce until combined.
    A Silver and Navy Blue Pot Filled with Old-Fashioned Oats
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring often for about 12 to 16 minutes until oats thicken and soften to the consistency as desired, add more water as needed. Stir in the vanilla and remove from heat.
  3. Pour into a bowl and top with caramelized apples. Add chopped pecans and serve with additional milk, if desired.
    Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal makes the perfect easy breakfast. Best of all, it comes together with a few ingredients and is so cozy for fall.

Recipe Notes

You can make the oatmeal and apple topping ahead of time once they are cooked. Store in two separate covered containers in the fridge and heat up in the morning.

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Apple Pie Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/2 recipe))
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 6g12%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.