The first time I created this recipe I ate this for breakfast 8 days in a row… excessive, I know. I was just so surprised that something I was used to having for dessert and felt guilty afterwards could be turned into a nutritious breakfast meal.
This breakfast option is great on the go, you could make it from the night before and just heat it up when you’re ready to eat it. I personally like to make it the morning I decide to have it for breakfast just so my house is filled with apple pie aroma.
- 1 Apple (any apple of your choice, I used a gala apple but if you have a granny smith it will make it even more ‘apple pie’ like.
- 1/2 cup of Oats
- 1/2-1 cup of Water or almond milk
- 1-2 tbsp of Flax seed (optional)
- Brown sugar or agave (optional)
- Craisins (optional)
- Chopped Walnuts (optional)
You’ll notice that most of the optional ingredients I listed is merely based on taste preference. So if you’re not a fan of craisins or walnuts then opt for something else to add a bit of crunch. I sometimes add a bit of my homemade (oil free) vegan granola if I have it on hand. I do recommend to add a bit of flax seed, chia seed, or some additional source of health since this is a breakfast food.
- Place a bit of water into a small pot and turn the stove top on medium heat
- When the water starts to heat up (almost evaporating) add 3/4 of the chopped up apple pieces
- Add more water if needed.
- Let the apples sit in the water until it gets a bit cooked down
- Add the cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg to the mix
- Continue to stir/ watch the pot until the water becomes a sticky consistency from the cinnamon
- Add the oats and flaxseed to the pot and add almond milk or water as needed
- Stir until the oats are cooked and the apples are mixed in
- Pour oats into a bowl or to-go container
- Add the rest of the chopped apples, chopped walnuts, craisins or granola on top.
- Enjoy 🙂
This recipe takes about 5-7 minutes and typically keeps me full throughout the morning, I find myself snacking less when I have oatmeal for breakfast. You could also make this for a desert and add a bit of non-dairy ice cream on the side.