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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This apple cinnamon oatmeal is spiced, sweet, warm and filling. It’s gluten-free.

What’s better than a regular, wholesome breakfast? One rich in warm flavors, sweetness, and soft and crunchy bites for some texture! This apple cinnamon oatmeal, that’s what!

Rich in fiber, loaded with protein, and with enough iron to kick-start your day, this cinnamon-flavored apple oatmeal is a breakfast you would love having every morning, especially when it’s chilly outside.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

If you’re craving apple pie in the morning, then this is the healthiest alternative for you! Diced apples, creamy texture, and crunchy walnuts on top to seal the taste on a high note.

You barely need 15 minutes to whip this up in the morning! And you know what? Your house will fill up with the most inviting fall flavors, too!

gluten free Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Ingredients You’ll Need

Butter (2 tbsp) – Feel free to substitute with vegan butter if following a plant-based diet.

Apple, cored and chopped (1 medium) – Go for Gala, Honey Crisp, or Granny Smith.

Water (1.5 cup)

Rolled oats (1 cup) – Rolled oats will work best here.

Honey (1 tbsp) – Agave nectar, maple syrup, or something sugar-free will also do.

Cinnamon (1/2 tsp) – Spices are what make this oatmeal bowl delicious.

Nutmeg (1/2 tsp) – You can skip it if you have none.


Pecans/walnuts – A crunchy nutty topping will work so well with the softness of the apples.

Chopped apple – Want to take it up a notch? Add some extra apple chunks on top of the oatmeal, too.

Honey/maple syrup –  A drizzle of honey, maple syrup, or another sweetener will give a nice finish on top.

Seeds – Add sunflower, flax, or pumpkin seeds on top for even more crunchy bites.

Grated chocolate – I love adding a touch of chocolate to my oatmeal, so I suggest you grate some over.

How to Make Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Step 1. Grab a saucepan and place it over medium-high heat. When heated, add the butter and the chopped apples there.

Step 2. Allow the apples and butter to cook together for about five minutes until the apples soften a bit.

Step 3. Pour the water over the apples, and add the honey, rolled oats, nutmeg, and cinnamon.

Step 4. Give the mixture a nice stir, then lower the heat and cook on low for five more minutes.

Step 5. Transfer to a bowl and top with the apples, chocolate, honey, seeds, and nuts. Enjoy!

step by step how to make Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Toppings You Can Use on Oatmeal

The best thing about oatmeal is that you can top it with whatever you’re craving. And it will still make total sense in terms of flavor and texture.

You can add chocolate, whether chips, chunks, grated, or even melted. You can add some crunchy toppings like chopped nuts and seeds.

Crushed biscuits, ground nuts, or coconut flakes are also great toppings. And so are fresh, frozen, or dried fruits.

Additionally, you can also sprinkle some cocoa powder, dusting sugar, or spices.

healthy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Oatmeal with the warm flavors of cinnamon and apples. Perfectly crafted for a healthy breakfast option that is also gluten-free!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 small bowls
Calories 445 kcal


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium apple cored and chopped
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg


  • Pecans/walnuts
  • Chopped apple
  • Honey/maple syrup
  • Seeds
  • Grated chocolate



  • Heat up a saucepan to medium-high heat, add in the butter, and then chop the apple. Let it cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add in the water, rolled oats, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. Give them a good mix and let it simmer for 5 minutes on low heat.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite toppings.


Serving: 1 small bowl with toppingsCalories: 445kcalProtein: 7.2gSaturated Fat: 9.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4.6gMonounsaturated Fat: 4.9gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 104mgPotassium: 366.5mgFiber: 8.7gSugar: 29gCalcium: 56mgIron: 2.6mg
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