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Nutrition Facts
Warm Apple Cinnamon Protein Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 312 Calories from Fat 105
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.7g18%
Saturated Fat 1.2g8%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.9g
Monounsaturated Fat 2.4g
Sodium 238.6mg10%
Potassium 237.7mg7%
Carbohydrates 39.7g13%
Fiber 8.5g35%
Sugar 11.8g13%
Protein 16.5g33%
Vitamin A 194.5IU4%
Vitamin C 4.6mg6%
Calcium 145mg15%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Servings:1 serving
Warm Apple Cinnamon Protein Oatmeal
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
 

Creamy apple cinnamon oats served under a bed of warm cinnamon apples. The perfect weekday or lazy weekend breakfast.

Ingredients
  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 small apple, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice (or use a dash of each: cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice)
  • 1/2 serving vanilla protein powder (optional)
  • Stevia or other preferred sweetener as needed for desired sweetness (I used 1 Stevia packet)
  • splash of almond milk or other milk for desired consistency after cooking
Optional toppings:
  • 1/2 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. In a small saucepan, combine oats and water. Simmer until liquid has absorbed into the oats, stirring frequently to prevent burning, for about 8 minutes. 

  2. Meanwhile, in a separate small saucepan, spray coconut oil cooking spray or other nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Add the diced apple chunks and spray apple with cooking spray. Stir in a dash of cinnamon or apple pie spice and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples are soft. 

  3. Once oats are cooked, stir in apple pie spice (just plain cinnamon will work if that's what you've got). Stir in protein powder last, if using. I like to add about 1/4 cup almond milk while stirring in protein powder.

  4. Top oatmeal with apples, almond butter and chopped pecans. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

QUICK MICROWAVE VERSION: Combine oats, water, apple and apple pie spice in a bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes. Stir in protein last, if using, and add almond milk as needed for desired consistency. Top with almond butter and pecans.

OVERNIGHT OATS: Replace the water with milk. Stir everything together without cooking and store in the fridge overnight. Enjoy cold in the morning. I also really enjoy this recipe cooked and then stored in the fridge and eaten cold in the morning. This is also great for meal prepping several servings to enjoy through the week.

MAKE IT GLUTEN FREE: Use certified gluten-free oats.

MAKE IT DAIRY FREE/VEGAN: If topping with yogurt, use a dairy free yogurt option or simply do not use yogurt.

MAKE IT NUT-FREE: Don’t top with nuts or nut butter! You might enjoy toasted pumpkin seeds on top and a drizzle of sunbutter.

Author: Kim
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple pie oatmeal, protein oatmeal, Warm Apple Cinnamon Protein Oatmeal

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