This apple pie oatmeal is healthy, vegan and gluten-free!
Hello there! Welcome to my blog – it should be mostly about breakfast food, but don’t be surprised if some other random stuff turns up. I thought my first post should be the oatmeal I make more than any other: Apple Pie Oatmeal!
Is there anything better than hot apple pie? Possibly, but that’s not the point! I love apple pie and could eat it everyday, if only it wasn’t loaded with butter and sugar. Luckily for me, this oatmeal has no butter and only the tiniest bit of sugar (from molasses, which are optional anyway). In this recipe, I usually grate/shred my apple, because that ensures you end up with a nice, cohesive bowl of goodness that (to me) is reminiscent of apple pie. However, if you would prefer to dice the apple or even use canned apples, then go ahead. Anything goes when it comes to oatmeal. Well, nearly anything… I hope no one ever makes a garlic oatmeal.
If you would rather dice the apple, add it in just before adding the oats. When I dice my apple, I generally only use half of it – otherwise you may end up with more apple than oats!
When you see the recipe, you may wonder how to easily get a scant 1/8 teaspoon of molasses. I usually dip a fork into the molasses jar, and then allow the molasses to drip off into the saucepan. It’s a lot easier than trying to measure it.
Side Note: The pictures in this post were updated on December 4, 2014
So, without further ado, here’s the recipe:
- 1 apple (red or green)
- 1 cup almond milk
- ½ cup rolled oats
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon, rounded
- Pinch of ground nutmeg
- Pinch of ground ginger
- Pinch of ground cloves
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Scant ⅛ teaspoon molasses (optional)
- Chopped walnuts, to serve
- Raisins, to serve
- Chop the apple into four segments around the core. Grate/shred as much of the apple as possible, without grating your fingers. With the parts of the apple that you cannot grate, just chop them as finely as possible.
- In a saucepan, bring the almond milk to a boil, and then turn down the heat to medium-low. Add the rolled oats and stir. Add the grated apple, and stir again. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, vanilla extract and molasses (if using).
- When you are pleased with the consistency of the oatmeal, transfer it to a bowl and top with the chopped walnuts and raisins. Enjoy!