Waking up to these apple pie oats will make you excited to get out of bed. Creamy, warm, and comforting, these apple pie oats are a nutritious and filling way to start your day.
Fall is creeping up on us in just over a month, and this fall-flavoured oats recipe is the perfect way to ease into the new season. It’s got the amazing flavour of apple pie but with fewer calories and more nutrients. Let’s toast to a new season of good food AND good health;)
Here is the secret ingredient I use in this recipe: pumpkin pie spice. Although I’m a huge fan of apple and cinnamon, I find that using pumpkin pie spice instead gives it more of a pie flavour.
This recipe has loads of nutrients packed into a bowl!
Oats are full of fiber and are well-known for aiding in weight loss. There are also lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. According to Healthline, just ½ a cup contains Manganese: 191% of the RDI, Phosphorus: 41% of the RDI, Magnesium: 34% of the RDI, Copper: 24% of the RDI, Iron: 20% of the RDI, Zinc: 20% of the RDI, Folate: 11% of the RDI, Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 39% of the RDI, Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 10% of the RDI, smaller amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin).
Apples are also renowned for the famous saying, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. The small fruit is surprisingly nutritious with a variety of vitamins and quite a bit of fiber!
Add milk after the oats are cooked – recently, I’ve also been adding milk into my oats after I cook them. Instead of cooking with milk, I use water and add in the milk when the oats are thick. This makes them taste even creamier!
Add the oats last – apples take longer to cook than oats, so I like to cook the apples first. Then I add rolled oats when the apples are almost done.
Water – many people do not like cooking their oats in pure water (myself included), which is why I add in milk at the end. However, if you prefer to cook the oats directly with milk, feel free to replace the water with any type of plant or dairy milk.
Apple – if you do not have fresh apples on hand, you can also try this recipe with applesauce, although it may alter the taste.
Maple syrup/honey – I have used both of these sweeteners, both of which I enjoyed (and couldn’t tell a difference haha). Any other sweeteners such as sugar, sugar replacements, etc should work. Just make sure the sweetener does not have too strong of a flavour!
Similar recipe: 5-minute cinnamon oats
Apple Pie Oats
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1.5 cup water
- 1 apple
- 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- splash of milk
- sliced apple
- Dice the apple into small cubes. (save some for topping if desired)
- Combine the water, apple, maple syrup/honey, and pumpkin pie spice in a pot and bring to a boil.
- Once it is at a boil, add the rolled oats and cook until it is thick.
- Pour into a boil and top with desired toppings.