Last week for Cooking Through My Collection we covered Chili Corn Dog Pie. Chili Corn Dog Pie is a great quick and easy, kid friendly meal, but it is not the healthiest dinner.
So, today I thought it was time for something a little healthier, but still very kid friendly.
This recipe for apple pie oatmeal comes from the Bob’s Red Mill Cookbook: Whole & Healthy Grains for Every Meal of the Day. This is a cookbook I bought quite a few years ago and have really enjoyed it.
Bob’s Red Mill is known for healthy cooking and this cookbook is no exception. The recipes are full of whole grain and healthy ingredients.
I was recently looking for a few new breakfast ideas when I saw an apple pie oatmeal recipe in the Bob’s Red Mill Cookbook. My girls love oatmeal and I love that they love oatmeal, because it is so healthy. And since they love oatmeal so much, I was sure they would enjoy apple pie oatmeal.
This was a delicious and healthy breakfast that everyone in my family enjoyed. Even my son, who is the picky eater of the family, enjoyed this apple pie oatmeal. He even had seconds on it.
This recipe was also easy to adapt for those that eat gluten free in my family simply by using gluten free oats.
Apple Pie Oatmeal
The flavors of apple pie in a delicious bowl of oatmeal.
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 apple, peeled, cored, and diced
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg ( I left this out since some in my family do not like nutmeg)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups rolled oats or old fashioned oats ( I think quick oats would work here also if you adjusted the cooking time.) Use gluten free oats for gluten free version
- 1 1/2 cups apple juice
- 1 1/2 cups water
- In a saucepan heat butter and brown sugar over medium heat until melted and blended. This takes 1-2 minutes.
- Add apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until apple is slightly cooked and has released some of its juices.
- Add oats and cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir constantly to avoid it sticking.
- Add apple juice and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 7-10 minutes or until oatmeal is thick and apple are soft.
- Serve with additional brown sugar and apples if desired.
- Serve and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 303Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 298mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 6gSugar: 18gProtein: 6g
Nutritional values are approximate and aren't always accurate.
apple pie oatmeal sounds great. how many does this recipe feed
I would say about 4. It served 4 of us. That may vary depending on if you are serving to young kids or adults, but about 4. You could easily double or even half this is you needed to. I hope that helps.
This looks good. Could this be converted to a baked oatmeal recipe?
I am guessing yes, but the texture would be different. Now you have me curious though and I may have to try it and see what it turns out like.
oh this sounds delicious! ~ thinking this would make a yummy bed-time snack this weekend when the weather gets a bit cooler. Thanks!
Could you make this in the crockpot?
I am not sure on that. You could try it, but I would watch the time so that it does not get over done.
I second this, I LOVE crockpot oatmeal!
How long do you cook it? My crockpot oatmeal always get too brown on the bottom!
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Oh yum! I’m always looking for new oatmeal recipes. Its one of my comfort foods. So far my favorite is my pumpkin pie oatmeal. Jt maybe after trying yours I’ll have to change my fav. Thanks!
Lynn, YOU ROCK!!
This recipe was AMAZING!!!! I made some for breakfast, and it was so good. My boys all ate it, and my hubby said it was the best oatmeal he has ever had. Keep up the good work.
Debbie in Wisconsin
I am so glad they enjoyed it! Kids and the whole family loving oatmeal is always a good thing!
Oh this looks amazing! I always have such a hard time getting up and making a hot breakfast for my husband, but I’m bound and determined to do better… I wonder if I could do this then night before and just cook it in the slow cooker. What do you think?
I have not had good success with oatmeal in the crock pot, mainly because my family does not like the texture when cooked that way. I have heard that steel cut oats work better though. Have you tried any of my baked oatmeal recipes? They work great made ahead and reheated and they freeze well also.
I made this apple pie oatmeal this morning, and everyone really enjoyed it! I used 1/2 c. of cranberry raspberry juice and 1 1/2 c. water, since I didn’t have apple juice and I also wanted to reduce the amount of carbs/sugar. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. I did used a little squirt of whipped cream on top…yum! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I’ve made several of your recipes (mostly breakfast so far, but I’d love to try some from your other categories), and everything has turned out great. Your website is such a valuable resource to me…thank you, Lynn!
That sounds really good! Thanks for sharing your version. I am glad you enjoyed it!
This sounds amazing and I am going to make it for my grandsons (1 and 3). I’m sure that they will love it. Does this freeze well? I would like to make extra and freeze in portions for busy mornings, when my daughter is trying to get them out the door. Thanks and I will let you know how they like it (and Nana too lol).
I have never tried to freeze this one, so I would love to hear how it works if you try it.
It’s grocery shopping day and I was out of all of my planned breakfast foods and I had no idea what to make this morning. First place I went to find a recipe that was quick, easy, yummy and used things I had on hand was your site! Thanks for saving breakfast this morning! One of my girls said I should always make oatmeal this way. 🙂
I am glad I shared that link and so glad your kids enjoyed it. I love it when oatmeal can save breakfast and taste good.
I made this for my dd who loves oatmeal and she loved it and I actually liked it…which is saying a lot because I HATE cooked oatmeal but I bravely eat it because I want to set a good example to my kids. This was actually good. The next day I made it again (she asked and we still had some apple juice left) and all the kids ate it and loved it. Even the teens who came up late and had to warm up the leftovers! Then today I made a big batch (with cider instead) for the entire family and they all love it, including dad, who is rather picky. He said the only thing missing is the crust! Thanks for sharing this!
I love hearing that! I am so glad they you all found a new way to eat oatmeal. Thanks for letting me know!
Mary Jo Murch
I may have to try this sometime this week. We’ve been on an oatmeal kick…our usual is oatmeal topped with raisins and dark chocolate chips (yum!), but it would be good to change it up. We must be big eaters, because I usually do 2 1/2 cups of oats for the four of us (two adults, plus a 4 year-old and an almost 3 year-old; the baby doesn’t do oatmeal yet) and we eat it all!
I hope you enjoy it. This is one of those recipes you could really change up I think and make it how you want. Cooking the oats in the juice adds a lot of extra flavor and you could probably try it with other juices as well. And I agree dark chocolate makes a bowl of oatmeal delicious! 🙂