Updated: Aug 14, 2020
Take a warm bite of autumn! This recipe is one of my absolute favorites to enjoy around the fall season, when the spicy-sweet fragrance of cinnamon is everywhere. And because I love it so much, I often make this dish even when it’s not the season!
One of my go-to breakfasts on any kind of day!
Experiencing Autumn In Your Mouth Every Morning
A cozy bowl of gooey cinnamon, apple, and oats melting in your mouth...who wouldn't love that?
This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite fall baked goods, apple pie. After autumn goes by, I often find myself missing those delicious fall flavors. This recipe will help bring us back to this chilly and colorful season!
The sweet and syrupy taste of this creamy and scrumptious oatmeal comes from the bananas, apples, and syrup. You can also add some crunch by topping this recipe with nuts and seeds.
Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
Dairy-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free, gluten-free
Yield: approx. 4 cups (about 4 servings)
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 5-10 min
Total Time: 10-20 min
If anyone thinks oatmeal is boring, they are missing out...it's only boring if you make it boring, so make it exciting!
1 ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 mashed overripe banana
2 tablespoons chia, flax, or hemp seeds
2 cups chopped apple (1 medium-sized apple)
3 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Cranberries, raisins, or any other dried berry or fruit
A drizzle of date or maple syrup
A handful of your favorite nuts (I used walnuts)
A sprinkle of chia or hemp seeds
In a saucepan, cook the oats with 3 cups of water, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes.
Once the oatmeal begins to boil, reduce the heat to low, and stir in the mashed banana, chia seeds, apple, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
Once the oatmeal is creamy and soft or cooked to your desired texture, remove from the heat.
Let the oatmeal cool for 2-3 minutes. To serve, spoon the oatmeal into bowls and top with nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and a drizzle of date/maple syrup.
Enjoy your delicious creation!
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