This vegan apple cinnamon oatmeal is a delicious way to enjoy a big bowl of oatmeal. It's full of flavor, you only need a handful of ingredients, and you're on your way to a breakfast your whole family can enjoy.
Who doesn't love a big bowl of easy creamy vegan apple cinnamon oatmeal? I know I sure do.
There is something about the apple-cinnamon combo that seals the deal for me.
But I also acknowledge that there is some gross oatmeal out there.
This apple oatmeal is super creamy.
You use a fair amount of vegan milk and water in this, way more than the directions call for on the back of an oatmeal bag.
It will look like too much, but it does cook down.
This isn't the quickest oatmeal to make, but it's all said in done in about 30 minutes.
Most of the time is spent cooking it down, which is worth it for delicious oatmeal.
It's a perfect whole grain breakfast on a chilly morning.
When I was a kid, I grew up on instant oats in the packet with all the different flavors.
My mom always knew how to make them just right. I don't typically use those these days unless we are on vacation.
But to this day, I still can't ever make it taste the way she did.
I have no clue what she did differently, or maybe it's the nostalgia.
I don't feel like many things taste the same as when I was a kid. Anyone else feels this way?
Vegan Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe Q&A
What type of oats should I use?
I always use old-fashioned oats, but you can also use quick oats; they will cook faster and be a little mushier than the rolled oats.
I have never tried using steel-cut oats. I'm sure it would work but likely take longer.
What's the best type of apple for this delicious apple cinnamon oatmeal?
I almost always have gala and fuji apples around, whatever your favorite apples are.
I would error on the side of a sweet apple than say a Granny Smith.
Will this work as overnight oats?
No, this recipe will not work for that.
What's the best non-dairy milk to use for oatmeal?
You can use any non-dairy milk I have used soy milk, unsweetened almond milk, oat milk, and coconut milk.
Whichever is your favorite, the creamier ones will yield creamier oatmeal.
Is apple cinnamon oatmeal good for you?
The only thing thing that makes it not as healthy as I would like it to be is the amount of sugar.
It has 2 TB of sugar per serving, so depending on your opinion on what's healthy or not, you will have to answer that question.
You can always cut down on the sugar if it's too much sugar for you and see how you like it.
Here are some good mix-ins for your cinnamon apple oatmeal;
- chia seeds
- crunchy walnuts or whatever nuts you enjoy
- nut butters like almond butter or peanut butter drizzled on top
- dried fruit like raisins
- chocolate chips if you want to add some chocolate
Can I use maple syrup to make this more of a nutritious breakfast?
If you prefer to sub out the brown sugar for pure maple syrup, you may need to adjust the liquid a bit.
What do you need for this Easy Vegan Creamy Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal?
For the full recipe, check out the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- rolled oats (old fashioned oats)
- fresh apples
- vegan milk
- brown sugar
- vanilla extract
How do you make this vegan apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe?
Start by peeling and seeding your apple. Then cut it into small pieces.
Take a medium to a small saucepan and add your oats, vegan milk, water, salt, diced apples, and cinnamon; stir this all together.
Turn on the stove to medium-high until it starts to boil a bit, stirring to make sure it doesn't stick.
Turn the heat down to medium-low and stir periodically until cooked, about 20- 25 minutes.
Remove from heat and stir in your sugar and vanilla extract; stir until combined.
Let this cool, and then serve when it's reached the desired temperature.
How do you serve this big bowl of apple cinnamon oatmeal?
This is best served as warm oatmeal. It tastes the best when it's made fresh.
How do you store leftovers?
Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for up to four days.
You may want to add some more non-dairy milk when heating it back up to make it creamy again.
You can reheat the cooked oatmeal on the stove or the microwave.
Can you freeze this delicious recipe?
To freeze, let it come to room temperature, then put it in a freezer airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Defrost, then reheat in a pot on the stove with extra plant milk.
Want some other easy vegan breakfast recipes?
Easy Vegan Apple Oatmeal
- 1 ½ cups oats old fashion
- 1 apple chopped small and skin removed
- 2 cups vegan milk
- 2 cups water
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup brown sugar*
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Take a medium to a small saucepan and add your oats, vegan milk, water, salt, apple, and cinnamon; stir this all together.
- Turn the stove to medium-high until it starts to boil a bit, stirring to make sure it doesn't stick. Turn the heat down to medium-low and stir periodically until cooked, about 20- 25 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in your sugar and vanilla extract; stir until combined. Let this cool, and then serve when it's reached the desired temperature.
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