Spiced Oatmeal with Warm Cinnamon Apples

Another fall-inspired recipe coming at you today! This one features the second-most popular fall food – apples! If you don’t know what the most popular fall food is, you live under a rock. Kidding, but you clearly don’t live on social media. So actually, good for you.

Anyways! Unlike pumpkin, apples are a year-round favourite for me. That said, I especially love them in the fall because I love going to an orchard and picking them myself. For a number of years we’ve made it a little tradition to take a trip to an apple orchard on a crisp fall day and pick our own apples. We make a day of it and grab coffees at a cute cafe, fill bags of apples at the orchard, maybe pick a pumpkin or two and pet some farm animals. All while – of course – snapping a few cute photos for Instagram. I won’t even deny it.

After the apple picking excitement is all said and done, we’re usually left with more apples than we know what to do with. Applesauce, apple crisp, apple muffins, I’ve made it all. Time and time again, one of my favourite ways to use my beautiful fall apples is to sauté them in a pan with cinnamon and eat them at breakfast.  Can you say cozy?

So today I’m sharing with you a simple recipe that I eat on repeat every year when fall rolls around. Spiced Oatmeal with Warm Cinnamon Apples. Essentially it’s a warm bowl of fall flavours that you can eat for breakfast. If that doesn’t sell you then I don’t know what will! In all seriousness, it’s a perfect cozy and nourishing breakfast to warm you up on the chilliest of fall mornings. It’s also high in fibre (thank you apples, chia seeds, and oats) to keep you full and fuelled for a busy day.


Spiced Oatmeal with Warm Cinnamon Apples

Course Breakfast
Keyword Apple, Breakfast, Cinnamon, Gluten-Free, Oatmeal
Servings 1


  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 + 1/4 tsp cinnamon divided
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp brown sugar divided
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 0.5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter optional


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk together oats, chia seeds, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and 1/2 tsp brown sugar. Pour in the milk and bring to a low boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until oats have soaked up most of the milk. When finished, keep covered and warm on low heat. 

  2. Dice the apple and heat your coconut oil on a small frying pan. Once the oil is heated, add the apples to sauté. They should be sizzling on the pan. Sprinkle apples with 1/4 tsp of cinnamon and 1/2 tsp brown sugar and continue to sauté until they are soft and easily pierced with a fork. 

  3. Place oats in a bowl and top with your warm apples and 1 tbsp peanut butter (optional). Enjoy! 

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