Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bowl

This apple cinnamon oatmeal bowl is not only delicious but will keep you feeling full throughout your entire day! It’s filled with crisp apple slices, a sprinkle of cinnamon, nutritious nuts/seeds, and creamy almond butter all over hearty oats. It only takes 5 minutes to make and is super tasty! 

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Start your day with this amazing apple cinnamon oatmeal bowl – it will leave you feeling satisfied and energized all day long. Oatmeal bowls are one of my favorite things to have for breakfast. I love packing mine with seasonal fruit, nuts, seeds, and of course – nut butter!

This is a quick 5 minute breakfast that can also be prepped the night before! Super easy and beyond delicious. Shall we dig in?

How to Make Oatmeal Taste Amazing

No one wants boring oatmeal, right? Adding simple ingredients while cooking your oatmeal will help lock in flavor and make things extra delicious! Here are a few ingredients you can easily add to make your oatmeal taste better:

  • Pinch of salt: salt goes a long way and draws out flavor when added to any dish.
  • Cinnamon: I put cinnamon in everything, but especially oatmeal. It adds so much flavor and has great health benefits!
  • Vanilla extract: A small splash of vanilla extract is just like salt – it enhances all the flavors in anything you add it to. It’s a must when making oatmeal!

Healthy Toppings For Oatmeal

One of the great things about eating oatmeal for breakfast is the abundance of toppings you can add that give texture, flavor, and of course – are great for your body!

My favorite healthy toppings for oatmeal are: hemp seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, cinnamon, flax seeds, nut butters (almond or peanut butter), and fresh berries/fruit. All of these ingredients are nourishing to your body and make your oatmeal bowl taste amazing!

Apple cinnamon oatmeal in a light grey ceramic bowl with a spoon in it.

Preparing Oatmeal in Advance

For busier mornings you can prep this oatmeal the night before. Cook as directed then store in a sealed glass container in refrigerator. Reheat either on a stove top or in a microwave with a splash of almond milk or water. Add toppings after re-heated.

Extra Tips for Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

  • You can also use quick oats, barley oats, or gluten free oats in this recipe instead of old-fashioned oats (cooking times may vary).
  • Other unrefined sugar sweeteners I like to use are coconut sugar, honey, or agave.
  • Additional toppings for oatmeal: bananas, berries, frozen blueberries, almonds, flax seeds, and peanut butter.

Other Oatmeal Breakfast Recipes to Make

Apple cinnamon oatmeal in a light grey ceramic bowl with a spoon in it and a blue napkin on the side.

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Apple cinnamon oatmeal in a light grey ceramic bowl with a spoon in it.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

5 from 1 vote
Servings 1
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
8 mins

This apple cinnamon oatmeal bowl is not only delicious but will keep you feeling full throughout your entire day! It’s filled with crisp apple slices sprinkled with cinnamon, nutritious nuts/seeds, and creamy almond butter over hearty oats. Takes a quick 5 minutes to make and is super tasty! 

Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cinnamon oatmeal, how to make oatmeal taste good
Calories: 389 kcal

Ingredients

Toppings

  • 1 Tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons hemp seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon walnuts
  • 1/2 apple, diced small
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • pinch of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Stove Top: Bring 1 cup water to a boil then stir in 1/2 cup oats, cinnamon, vanilla, and pinch of salt. Cook about 5 minutes over medium heat; stir occasionally.

    Microwave: Combine water, salt, cinnamon, vanilla, and oats in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2 1/2 to 3 minutes; stir before serving.

  2. Top with almond butter, hemp seeds, apple slices, maple syrup, and pinch of cinnamon.

Recipe Notes

Extra Recipe Tips

  • You can also use quick oats, barley oats, or gluten free oats in this recipe instead of old-fashioned oats (cooking times may vary).
  • Other unrefined sugar sweeteners I like to use are coconut sugar, honey, or agave.
  • Additional toppings for oatmeal: bananas, berries, frozen blueberries, almonds, flax seeds, and peanut butter.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 389 Calories from Fat 152
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.9g 26%
Sodium 4.5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 45.2g 15%
Sugars 13.3g
Protein 11.6g 23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bethany Kramer is a home cook, recipe developer, and dog mom. She found a deep love for food and nutrition after learning to cook from her mom at eight years old. Since then she’s been developing and sharing recipes from her own kitchen that are bold in flavor and nourishing to the body!
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