Sunday morning… – Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal


Emma loves apples. She eats at least one every day. In fact, probably one of the first phrases she uttered includes an apple a day keeps the doctor away. We made Apple Crumble Pie this week (coming soon to EmmaEats) all due to her love of apples (and not of pumpkin pie which I learned after making it for Canadian Thanksgiving).  When it came time for her to choose a breakfast on Sunday morning, I was not surprised when she was offered either Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal from Inside Nanabread’s Head or oatmeal with apples and cinnamon, she chose the one with apples.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

This really is a perfect breakfast for a crisp autumn morning. It fills the house with a divine aroma and is a warm indulgent weekend treat made with ingredients you are likely to have at home. I suppose one of these times, I’ll add raisins to it, knowing that Emma will love it with them. Right now though, it’s perfect as it is. Not necessarily health food though. Even so, try it – you’ll love it.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

inspired by: Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal from Inside Nanabread’s Head
(serves 4)

  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3-4 (heaping) tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups skim milk
  • 1 cup rolled oats

In a small saucepan, heat the butter and the sugar. Stir until the sugar starts to dissolve in the melted butter and the mixture is starting to bubble.

Add the apples and cinnamon. Stir occasionally and cook until the apples are softened, but not mushy. About 10 minutes. Remove the apples and sauce from the saucepan and set aside.

Add the milk and oats to the emptied, but saucy saucepan. Cook according to package instructions. When the oatmeal is cooked, put a serving’s worth into your bowl and add a few spoonfuls of apples on top. Drizzle the sugar sauce over top and enjoy. Preferably still in your pyjamas.

Tips and Suggestions:

  • Use the apple cinnamon mixture as a filling with crepes (which is how I first had them) or over pancakes. It is scrumptious!

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2 comments

  1. Hey, Liz!
    Thanks for the shout out on the Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal. I hope you’ll get Emma to try it sometime this fall. I had to smile when I saw your apple version. I made one similar to it in June when I had apples I needed to use up. There’s something magical about the smell of cinnamon apples. Better than any kitchen candle, for sure. Happy fall to you and Em!
    Jeanne (NanaBread)
    http://insidenanabreadshead.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/nanabreads-caramel-apple-oatmeal/

    • Hi Jeanne (NanaBread),
      Emma’s new found love of pumpkin via some pumpkin scones I made means she’ll be up for Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal soon. Yay! I can hardly wait. As for cinnamon and apples baking, mmmmm. I have the same feeling about pumpkin pie baking too! And cinnamon rolls. And granola. And bread. And chocolate anything. Welcome home again – and happy fall to you and TCP! 🙂

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