Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.
While I love French toast, pancakes, and huge egg sandwiches, some days require something quick so I can get out the door.
Oatmeal is my favorite no-time breakfast option – it’s nutritious, fiber-packed, and delicious. Plus, I love that oatmeal is such a blank canvas! While plain oatmeal is perfectly delightful on its own, but different toppings and mix-ins take this breakfast basic from blah to brilliant.
My newest oatmeal obsession?
Apple Pie Oatmeal!
Apples, cinnamon, and a hint of sweetness = breakfast nirvana.
This oatmeal creation starts with the apple pie topping.
In a non-stick skillet, combine apple slices, butter, and brown sugar. Set the skillet over medium heat and stir as the butter and sugar melt and coat the apples.
When the sugar is completely melted, allow the apple mixture to cook for 2-3 minutes until the apples soften and the sugar mixture starts to turn golden.
When the apples are just tender, sprinkle in some cinnamon and nutmeg.
Stir to combine and allow apples to cook for an additional minute to let the flavors combine. Turn the heat off the apples and then prepare your oatmeal. I love using the Quick-1 Minute Oats – they cook up super fast and are sodium-free (compared to plain instant oatmeal that has ~75mg sodium per serving!).
When your oatmeal is to your liking (I love mine thick and slightly lumpy…), grab a spoon.
And top your oatmeal with some of the apple mixture.
And garnish with some chopped pecans for some crunch!
Yum!! Definitely a breakfast of champions.
So, what are your favorite oatmeal toppings/mix-ins? Let me know!
Your breakfast loving friend,
- 1 medium-sized apple, peeled and sliced thin
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup oatmeal, divided
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans, for garnish
- In a non-stick skillet, combine apple slices, butter, and brown sugar. Place the skillet over medium heat and stir constantly as the butter melts and the sugar dissolves. When the sugar is completely melted, let the mixture cook for 2-3 minutes until the apples are soft and the sauce starts to turn golden brown.
- Add in the cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir to combine and allow the apple mixture to cook for an additional minute to allow the flavors to meld. Turn the heat off.
- Prepare your oatmeal per your preference. Portion out the oatmeal into two bowls. Top each bowl with half of the apple mixture and garnish with 1 tablespoon of pecans. Enjoy!