Warm Apples & Oats

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Ah, how this wholesome breakfast soothes my hearty Midwestern roots. Something about cooked apple, oats, and cinnamon reminds one’s senses of a chill autumn day, curled up by the window, watching the leaves drop from the trees.

It’s no surprise this recipe is adapted from Canadian vegan food vlogger Julia Ayers. She is pretty amazing.

Did I mention this healthy morning meal tastes like apple pie?

Packed with fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and easy to prepare, this oat-based breakfast will fill you up and light your smile. Move aside, sugary processed cereal.

Warm Apples & Oats

Servings: 2-4

2 apples
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
pinch sea salt
3/4 c. extra thick rolled oats
1 1/2 c. water
1 tbsp. pure maple syrup (optional)

Toppings (optional):
Oh, the endless options…
bananas, raspberries, blueberries…
Greek yogurt
unsweetened coconut flakes
and so on…


  1. Chop the apples into bite-size chunks (see photo below)
  2. Add apples along with 1/4 c. water to sauce pan
  3. Cover and heat on medium-low for 2 minutes, to begin to soften the apples
  4. Stir in the cinnamon, salt, oats, and remaining 1 1/4 c. water
  5. Cover and boil low for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally
  6. Remove from heat, uncover, and allow the mixture to cool for a few minutes, letting excess water evaporate
  7. Stir in the maple syrup as an added sweetener
  8. Add toppings as desired, and serve

This dish is plenty sweet without the additional fruit toppings. Depending on the type of apples you choose (I used Fuji), and with the cinnamon and maple syrup, you’ll be surprised this isn’t apple pie.

As I type up this recipe, I’m also eating it, and I’ve got vanilla Greek yogurt on the side. The vanilla makes it extra sweet, beware!

I hope you love it.

Note: while the above photos are my own, the featured image for this post (shown on my blog page) is a screenshot directly from Julia Ayers’ food vlog.

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