Take your breakfast to the next level with this tasty and delicious Apple Pie Oatmeal recipe. Packed with hearty old-fashioned oats, apple cider, and warm spices, this dish is a perfect way to start your day and is so easy to make!
How Do You Make Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal From Scratch Fast?
If you want to make the most delicious and easy apple oatmeal on the stovetop, just use apple cider! I love this method and you better believe that as soon as apple cider hits the shelves at the grocery stores, I am buying it so I can make this oatmeal.
All you are doing is replacing the water in the oatmeal with apple cider. Easy right? The best part is the flavor. It is so much better than any apple cinnamon oatmeal you can buy at the store and it does really taste like apple pie.
If I have leftover apple cider, I just make a warm mulled cider with it. No waste here 🙂
I have easy steps below to show you how easy it is to make!
What You’ll Need For This Apple And Cinnamon Flavored Oatmeal
There are no fancy ingredients going on here. Just the basics like:
- Oatmeal (I prefer using extra thick old-fashioned oats but any old-fashioned oats will do)
- Apple cider (the star ingredient)
- Butter: Just a touch!
- Cream: I prefer adding a little cream at the very end to add creaminess to the oatmeal. If you prefer no cream, just omit it.
- Cinnamon and brown sugar: You can't have apple pie without these two! It makes this oatmeal amazing.
- Kosher salt: It wakes up the sweet flavors.
How To Make Apple Pie Oatmeal With Apple Cider
Just like the ingredients, there are no fancy steps. You are going to pour those ingredients into a small saucepan and stir and simmer until the oats are fully cooked.
Now depending on the oats, the time can vary. I talk about that more below. At the very end of cooking the oatmeal is when you want to add the cream.
Not during the cooking, not at the beginning, but at the end. The cream will affect how the oats cook so wait until they are fully cooked before adding it.
How long do you cook old-fashioned oats
If you follow the manufacturer's instructions on how long to cook your oats, you may be in for a surprise when you realize that you followed the directions exactly but they are still not fully cooked. Oats like many other grains will vary from year to year and their moisture content and many other factors that will affect their cooking time.
To make sure my oats are fully cooked, I start with the instructions on the package (or in the recipe) and plan to have extra hot water ready to add to the oats if they need longer to cook. I just use a tea kettle for this.
What Toppings Can I Add To Oatmeal?
You can add so many delicious toppings to this oatmeal. Depending on how much time you have, the sky is the limit 🙂
Some of our favorites are caramelized apples, pure maple syrup, fresh apple slices (like a nice crisp honey crisp apple) and even a once dollop of peanut butter for extra protein.
More Apple Recipes For You
If you love this apple pie oatmeal with apple cider recipe, you might also like these:
Stovetop Apple Pie Oatmeal (With Apple Cider)
- 2 cups Apple cider
- 1 cup Old-fashioned rolled oats
- ¼ cup Heavy cream optional
- 1 tablespoon Unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon Light brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon Kosher salt
- Add apple cider, spices and butter to sauce pan and bring to a boil.2 cups Apple cider, 1 tablespoon Unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon Light brown sugar, 1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon, ⅛ teaspoon Kosher salt
- Stir in oats and reduce to a simmer.1 cup Old-fashioned rolled oats
- Simmer until fully cooked about 10-15 minutes.
- Once cooked, stir in the cream and serve.¼ cup Heavy cream
Nutrition Values are estimates only.See full nutrition disclaimer here
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