Toasted, Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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I’m so glad the Fall is finally here. The cooler temperatures in the morning have been beckoning for oatmeal.  I’ve come up with a new and delicious way to enjoy seasonal apples using homemade preserved apple sauce.  After this recipe, I’m not sure how long our apple sauce is going to last.  The kids gobble up every last bite and it’s complex enough even for mami and daddy.  The steel cut oats in this oatmeal are first toasted in butter creating a nutty aroma and flavor.  If you have digestive issues and would rather soak your oatmeal in an acid medium just make sure to dehydrate them before toasting. This recipe is naturally sweetened with the apple sauce and real maple syrup.  A nourishing start to your day. 

Toasted, Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

  • 1 tbl butter
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 2 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cups unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 apples, diced
  • cinnamon to coat the apples
  • 1 cup fresh whole milk
  • 1/4 cup real maple syrup
  • cinnamon to taste
In a small pot, heat 1 tbls butter. Add the steel cut oats and toast for 2 -3 minutes or until they start to brown and set off a nutty aroma. Add the boiling water and apple sauce.  Mix thoroughly, set your temperature to low and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
While the oatmeal is simmering for 10-12 minutes, chop your apples and coat with cinnamon.
After the 12 minutes, place the apples on top of the oatmeal and continue to simmer for 10-12 minutes more.
Once the oatmeal has simmered an additional 10-12 minutes, mix the apples and oatmeal incorporating any hardened pieces on the bottom of the pot (This adds a great toasty flavor). Add the milk, syrup and cinnamon to taste (1 – 2 tsp).
From here, depending on what type of steel cut oats you have used, you may simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes on low or until the oats are softened. Serve in a bowl, adding a bit of fresh cold milk and sprinkled cinnamon.
Buen Provecho!

13 Responses to "Toasted, Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal"
  1. Heather@myeverydaygraces says:

    This looks wonderful. I have a son who doesn't like oatmeal, can't quite figure that one out, but this may just do the trick. Thank you!

  2. Belinda @zomppa says:

    I love it getting cooler and looking for some good breakfast ideas, so thank you for the inspiration!

  3. Mexico in my kitchen says:

    That just remind me that I have a package of steel cut oats. And you are right the weather if just getting perfect for them.



  4. Sustainable Eats says:

    I love steel cut oats when cooked in buttermilk. Just curious if you can toast them before the overnight soak? I used to toast them in butter like this and then cook for 25 minutes, adding 1 cup of buttermilk and apples the last 10 min but that was pre WAP. It's so different now that I never even make oatmeal anymore, plus now we have so many chicken eggs and bacon is back on the radar so oatmeal dropped off. I miss it though, especially when prepared like this!

  5. Sadie says:

    yummy! The whole family loved this. I added raisins and walnuts. Make it the night before and pop it in the microwave for a quick and nutritious breakfast.

  6. Sense of Home says:

    I love oatmeal, and I have quite a few apples right now, so this recipe is being saved. Thanks!


  7. Meg says:

    Sounds delicious! I will definitely check this out. Oatmeal is one of my very favorite things to eat (it's the Scottish heritage), and it's amazing with apples!

  8. Melynda says:

    This sounds delicious, and very much like a hot apple granola (sauted oats) I made many years ago. Thanks

  9. Mindy says:

    This looks great. I love oatmeal and the apple-cinnamon combo.

  10. Whitney @ Nesting Season says:

    This is basically our go-to breakfast these days, but I've never thought to toast the oats. Can't wait for breakfast!

  11. Donna says:

    Looks delicious! Good tip on coating the apples first. Thanks.

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