Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe

What’s better than some nice warm apple oatmeal on a cold fall morning?

Not much!

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Apple cinnamon oatmeal with non-dairy milk and pecans in a white bowl.

Just imagine, waking up to clean dishes. Throwing together a few simple whole ingredients into a pot and letting them cook; making your home smell like fall with the scent of apple and cinnamon flowing through out.

And, in just about 15 or so minutes, you have a healthy home made breakfast ready and on the table as the chaos of your day begins!

Between the delicious cinnamon lure into the kitchen in the early morning (you know, for your kids, because you’re probably the one making it), to all the health benefits this breakfast serves up; it’s no wonder this is a favorite in my household. Even my picky eater will ask for this in the morning!

Why Oatmeal?

This oatmeal recipe is a go to breakfast in my home. Why?

  • it’s super easy to make, I’m sure my six year old could make it herself if I cut up the apples
  • it’s cheap ($3 for a large container of oats, $3 or 8-9 apples, $2 for a thing of cinnamon, $2 for a bag of brown sugar- all of these ingredients could potentially last up to a month or longer)
  • it’s filling, no ‘mom, I’m hungry’ as you start to walk out the door to take your kids to school
  • it is super healthy for you and your kids!

Oatmeal claims many health benefits for those who eat it. In contains quite a few nutrients, such as fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and even protein.

Since it’s so filling, it’s known for helping people lose weight because they are satiated and don’t need to keep eating. I even grind oats into flour for some Christmas cookies so they last longer and my girls and I don’t eat the whole batch in one sitting!

Apples and cinnamon have their health benefits as well, such as additional antioxidants, fiber, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Let’s Make Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal!

Start by measuring out your oats and water; put them in a pot on the stove. DON’T turn the stove on yet.

Ingredients for apple cinnamon oatmeal laid out on the counter.

Peel and chop up two apples and pour into the pot. You can dice these, or simply slice them into the pot as to not dirty a cutting board. That’s what I like to do.

I’ve experimented before with adding my simple homemade applesauce in with the oats and extra cinnamon, but the slight crunch of fresher apples makes this oatmeal the best. So, just cut up and add the apples when you make this.

Add half the cinnamon.

Apple oatmeal process photos, adding all the ingredients in one photo and then it stirred in the next.

NOW, turn the burner the pot is on onto medium heat and let it cook. You don’t need a cover on the pot, just let it cook and stir occasionally. Don’t let it stick to the bottom.

Once it’s thickness is to your liking, go ahead and turn the heat off.

Add in the rest of the cinnamon and the sugar.

Apple oatmeal process photos, adding brown sugar to almost done oatmeal in the first photo, and all done in the second.

Stir, serve, and enjoy!

See, super simple!

I hope you and you children enjoy this healthy recipe as much as my girls and I do.

Feel free to leave out the raisins if it’s not to your liking. I feel like they get omitted every other time I make this depending on what type of mood we’re in, and whether we have them or not.

Overhead of apple oatmeal in a white bowl, surrounded by apples, cinnamon sticks, another bowl of oatmeal, the dutch oven it was cooked in and soy milk.

More Vegan Apple Recipes:

Overhead view of apple cinnamon oatmeal, with apples, cinnamon sticks, milk, and another bowl around the edges of the scene.

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal

Shawna Clapper
This is my families ‘go to’ oatmeal; it’s cheap and easy to make!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 5 cups


  • 2 cups oats
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 apples diced
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  • Pour oats into pot.
  • Dice both apples; about 1/4 cubes and add in. Or, simply slice them into pot.
  • Pour in water and start to cook.
  • Stir in 1 tsp cinnamon, and let cook.
  • Once cooked, add in the rest of the cinnamon and brown sugar. 
  • Stir everything together, serve, and enjoy!



*You can replace the brown sugar with the same amount of maple syrup.
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