Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal from Scratch

There’s something comforting about a warm bowl of apple cinnamon oatmeal. As a child, I used to crave this breakfast food before school. It always made me feel cozy when I felt unsure about the day ahead. Now that I’m grown, I decided to create a from-scratch version; it’s even better than before!

bowl of oatmeal with chunks of apple in it and a spoon with the bowl resting on a towel
Source: Plum Branch Home

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe Inspiration

As I mentioned above, I’ve always loved apple cinnamon oatmeal. When I was a young girl my mom would whip up Quaker Oat packets for rushed mornings, but I also remember her making it from scratch a few times.

My love for this breakfast treat, mixed with a growing interest in breakfast from scratch here on the blog, led to this recipe. It’s got the perfect amount of apple chunks, honey, and cinnamon for a delicious healthy breakfast. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s a super simple recipe to follow
  • Each ingredient is wholesome to ensure a nutritious meal
  • The flavors mix together perfectly
  • It’s heartwarming and cozy, especially on cold days
up close shot of a bowl of oatmeal with a red and white towel underneath
Source: Plum Branch Home

How to Make Ahead

If you need to make this recipe ahead, you can follow the instructions, let it cool, and then reheat it in the morning on the stovetop.

You can also eat it cold after it’s been cooked if you prefer. It will be similar to overnight oats.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup apple chunks with peel
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or dairy-free)
  • pinch of sea salt
hand pouring milk into a pot with other ingredients
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Step-By-Step Instructions

  1. Slice and core an apple into small chunks, leave peel on.
  2. Add apples to a pot on medium heat (you can add 1 Tbsp of water if they begin to stick), and cook for 5 minutes or until apples are softened (skip this step if you like a little bit of texture).
  3. Add all other ingredients to the pot and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat until oats are soft.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

Leftovers and Storing Tips

Store cooled-down oatmeal in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge. You can freeze it for up to 3 months but I’m not sure how the texture or taste will be.

How to Serve

Serve this apple cinnamon oatmeal by itself or with slices of bacon, ham, or sausage. If you’re looking for an easy lunch this could be a great option as well as a meal when you’re feeling sick.

Variations

  • Swap cinnamon for nutmeg for a warm, bold flavor.
  • Use pure maple syrup instead of honey for a different sweetness.
  • Add raisins or dried cranberries for a medley of flavors.

Recipe FAQ

Is apple cinnamon oatmeal good for you?

This apple cinnamon oatmeal is very healthy for you! It only uses wholesome ingredients to ensure each bite is full of nutrition.

Is it good to put cinnamon in oatmeal?

Yes, cinnamon in oatmeal is amazing! The flavors pair perfectly leaving you with a cozy bowl of goodness.

Can I make this recipe in the microwave?

You could but I don’t recommend it. The instructions would be a little different than mine for the stovetop.

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bowl of oatmeal with chunks of apple in it and a spoon with the bowl resting on a towel

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal From Scratch

Molly LaFontaine
There's something comforting about a warm bowl of apple cinnamon oatmeal. As a child, I used to crave this breakfast food before school. It always made me feel cozy when I felt unsure about the day ahead. Now that I'm grown, I decided to create a from-scratch version; it's even better than before!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup apple chunks with peel
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or dairy-free)
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Slice and core an apple into small chunks, leave peel on.
  • Add apples to a pot on medium heat (you can add 1 Tbsp of water if they begin to stick), and cook for 5 minutes or until apples are softened (skip this step if you like a little bit of texture).
  • Add all other ingredients to the pot and cook for 10 minutes on medium heat until oats are soft.
  • Serve and enjoy!
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Delicious!!! Great for any meal of the day, so satisfying and filling.
    I like to use apple cider (when in season) instead of a little water to cook the apples down.
    Like Molly mentioned raisins and dried cranberries are delicious in it. Gives it another flavor added to it.
    I like to add them with the apples.

    I loved making this on a Saturday or Sunday morning for your brother and you. It made the house smell so wonderful.
    Cherished memories ☺️