Easy apple cinnamon spice oatmeal recipe

Apple cinnamon spice oatmeal is the perfect fall breakfast. It’s packed with cooked apples and warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg then topped with maple syrup sautéed apple slices and chopped walnuts or pecans.

If you’re a fan of apple pie, you’re going to love this apple cinnamon spice oatmeal recipe.

bowl of apple cinnamon spice oatmeal

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In addition to tasting great, a bowl of oatmeal is a good source of fiber that will keep you full for hours.

An easy stove-top recipe that also happens to can be a great meal-prep breakfast option. You can make the oatmeal ahead of time and sautee the apples the morning you will be eating.

My love of oatmeal is no secret. I can eat oatmeal almost daily. You can change the flavor of oatmeal by adding different fresh fruit and healthy fats to each bowl. One of my favorites is this macro-friendly oatmeal with blueberries and bananas.

However, this homemade oatmeal is another great option for the fall or year-round.

You can skip ripping open a flavored packet of instant oatmeal because this will become one of your favorite breakfasts. A few staple ingredients with some chopped apple are all you need.

Why try this oatmeal recipe?

Quick: Made in less than 30 minutes.

Filling: Oats and your favorite nuts are perfect for satisfying any hunger and keeping you full for hours.

Tasty: The combination of apples and cinnamon creates a flavor that is unforgettable. This oatmeal tastes just like Quaker Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, but better.

What ingredients do you need?

  • Water
  • Rolled oats
  • Chopped walnut
  • Chopped fresh apples
  • Vanilla extract
  • Spices (cinnamon, nutmeg)
  • Salt
  • Egg whites
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Coconut oil
  • Swerve brown sugar


Swap egg whites for almond milk or a non-dairy milk for the creaminess.

Swap maple syrup for a little brown sugar or a sugar substitute.

How to make apple cinnamon spice oatmeal

In a small sauce pot, combine oats, water and salt. Stir bringing to a boil

Reduce to low heat and apples. Stir occasionally until the apples are tender.

Add the remaining 1/3 cup of cold water.

Slowly stir in the egg whites, continually stirring until the oats look opaque.

Cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until the oats are creamy.

Add the pecans, Swerve and vanilla. Stir and turn the heat off.

Set the apple cinnamon oatmeal aside while you make the sautéed apple topping.

Sautéed apple topping:

To a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the coconut oil. Once it melts, add the chopped apple, spices and salt. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes. Once the apples are soft add maple syrup to cat them in a syrupy glaze.

What type of apple should I use?

It’s your choice. I recommend one with a crisp texture so it holds up well to the heat – Honey Crisp, Granny Smith or Gala apples.

Can I use instant oatmeal packets?

You can use cinnamon spice oatmeal packets that you can make in a microwave. Just top with the sauteed apple topping.

How do I add texture and creaminess to my oatmeal?

For the creamiest oatmeal, slowly and gently stir in egg whites to the end of cooking on low heat. Slowly add to keep from creating scrambled eggs in your oatmeal.

Apple cinnamon spice oatmeal recipe

Apple cinnamon spice oatmeal recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This easy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is creamy, lightly sweet, cinnamony and loaded with chunks of cooked fresh apples.


  • 1/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1 1/3 cup water, cold
  • chopped apple
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Swerve brown sugar substitute


  1. Combine oatmeal, 1 cup water, chopped apple and salt in a small pot. Stir and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat to low until apple is tender.
  3. Temporarily remove from heat and add remaining 1/3 cup of cold water.
  4. Return to a low heat and slowly stir in the egg whites, continually stirring until the oats look opaque.
  5. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the oats are creamy, tender and heated through.
  6. Top with sauteed apple topping.

For sauteed apple topping:

  1. To a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the coconut oil.
  2. Once it melts, add chopped apple and cinnamon to pan. Stir and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Once the apples are soft add maple syrup to coat them in a syrupy glaze.


Rolled oats are the best for making this oatmeal. Quick oats are OK but can turn mushy. Steel-cut oats will need longer time to cook.

Nutrition Information
Yield 2 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 261Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 0mgSodium 159mgCarbohydrates 36gFiber 7gSugar 8gProtein 13g

Wrap up:

This apple cinnamon spice oatmeal is perfect for school mornings throughout the fall and winter months. It is better than any instant oats and the added benefits of a healthy breakfast can be found in this bowl for anyone looking to add a little more nutrition to their mornings.

Oatmeal has long been touted as a healthy whole grain breakfast option that may help reduce cholesterol.

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