apple cinnamon oatmeal with milk

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe is a hearty, healthy breakfast recipe that is loaded with tender apples and fall spices. Gluten free and dairy free, plus meal prep breakfast friendly!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword easy breakfast recipe, healthy breakfast, microwave oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 366kcal
Author Ashley Fehr


  • 1 apple peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter or vegan margarine
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground ginger or nutmeg optional
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup rolled oats (large flake)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (or other sugar or sweetener)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  • Add apples and butter to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until apples are tender-crisp.
  • Stir in cinnamon and other spices if desired. Cook 1 minute.
  • Add water and oats and stir until combined. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to medium-low and cook, stirring often, for 13-15 minutes, until desired tenderness is reached.
  • Remove from heat and stir in maple syrup (or other sweetener), vanilla and salt. Adjust sweetness and salt to taste.
  • Serve with a splash of milk if desired


Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 334mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 300IU | Vitamin C: 4.2mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1.8mg