Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Apple Pie Oatmeal

As with the Banana Bread Oatmeal, it's a little shocking that it took me so long to post such a basic, fundamental recipe. I guess I was in no hurry to post these classic recipes because they're already in abundance. Search "apple pie oatmeal" on Pinterest and you'll have an overwhelming supply of options to choose from.


Despite this, it felt wrong to host a blog dedicated to oatmeal without including this simple recipe, so here's my version. It is very similar to my Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, but uses apple pie spice instead of just cinnamon. You can buy this in a supermarket, but I made my own blend using this recipe. If you have pumpkin pie spice on hand, you could use that as well; they're very similar.


Finally, I think this oatmeal is best when you dice the apples up into tiny chunks (not the bigger chunks I usually use). I had this revelation after I took these pictures, so I can't give you a visual image. Just make them smaller than the ones in the picture! ;)


Enjoy!

Apple Pie Oatmeal

by The Oatmeal Artist
Prep Time: 2 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Ingredients (serves 1)
  • 1 cup milk of choice, or water
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
  • 1 red apple
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp apple pie spice, or slightly more*
  • 1/8 tsp molasses (I use Blackstrap)
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Bring milk (I use an equal mixture of almond milk and water) to a boil, add oats, and reduce heat to medium. (If you'd like to add flax or chia seeds, do so now. I recommend flax.)
  2. Dice up apple and add to the saucepan.
  3. Once more of the liquid has absorbed, add vanilla extract, pie spice, molasses, and salt. Stir.
  4. If you'd like to add any extra ingredients (coconut oil, dried fruit, nuts, sunflower seeds), do so now.
  5. When you're pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer to a bowl. Serve with another splash of your milk of choice and a moderate dusting of cinnamon (or a cinnamon-sugar blend), or any other additional toppings you'd prefer (shredded coconut, nuts, etc.).
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*Note on spices: I tried it first with an even 1/2 tsp and found it not "spicy" enough. When I used a rounded teaspoon, it tasted more pie-like. If you are not a fan of spices, consider using an even 1/2 tsp (no less).



**You can also find hundreds of other oatmeal recipes (as well as tons of other meatless recipes) on my Pinterest account!  You can also like The Oatmeal Artist on Facebook. Thanks!

11 comments:

  1. It must taste delicious.
    Great photos!

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  2. I kind of made this, but instead of fresh apples, I used homemade apple sauce and it was absolutely divine! Thank you for the recipe

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    1. Oh my gosh, that sounds FABULOUS! Thanks for commenting!

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  3. Wow! This tasted amazing, even though I didn't have apple pie spice, and just used cinnamon instead. I have so much confidence in your recipes that I made a double recipe, so I'll be enjoying this amazingly warm and comforting breakfast tomorrow, too! So gooood!!

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    1. That is the sweetest comment ever. Thank you so much!

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  4. The link to apple cinnamon oatmeal doesnt work...

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! I've fixed it.

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  5. Sitting down to a hot bowl of this right now... it's amazing! I made it with 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, 1/8 tsp. ground ginger and an extra 1/8 tsp. of cinnamon. I topped mine with the other half of apple and a splash of sweetened vanilla almond milk. Thanks!

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    1. So glad! Thanks for commenting and letting me know how you liked it!

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