AuthorLeah St John, CHN
RatingDifficultyBeginner

With apple, pecans, flax, and cinnamon this apple pie oatmeal is a nourishing, delicious, and warming breakfast perfect for a cold fall or winter morning.

Plus this recipe only takes about 15 minutes to make, so it's a great option for those busier mornings! You can also find instructions on how to turn it into overnight oats in the notes below.

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Yields2 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time15 mins

 1 apple, diced
 1 ¾ cups hot water
 1 cup rolled oats
 ¼ cup unsalted pecans, choppedplus extra for topping if desired
 2 tbsp raisinsyou can substitute chopped dates or apricots if desired, optional
 2 tbsp ground flax seedsyou can substitute chia seeds if desired
 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 ¼ tsp ground ginger
 2 tsp maple syrup, or to tasteoptional

1

Combine the apple, oats, hot water, flax, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, and salt in a saucepan. Stir to combine, and bring to a boil on the stovetop.

2

Add the water to a saucepan, and bring to a boil on the stovetop (alternatively, use freshly boiled water from a kettle). Add in all of the ingredients, and stir to combine.

3

Reduce to a simmer, and cook for about 5 minutes or until the oats are cooked. Stir frequently to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan. If too much liquid is absorbed and the oats aren't cooked to your liking, add in some extra water as needed.

4

Serve the cooked oatmeal between 2 bowls. Top with maple syrup and additional toppings of choice, and enjoy.

Notes
5

Optionally, you can top the cooked oatmeal with more pecans, hemp seeds, walnuts, or a spoonful of nut or seed butter.

6

If you don't want to use maple syrup to sweeten, you could add a few mashed or chopped dates to the oatmeal while cooking.

7

You can easily make this recipe as overnight oats with a few small changes, no cooking required! For 2 servings, omit the water and to a bowl or jar with a lid add 1/2 cup of plant-based yogurt or milk, then follow the original recipe for the quantities of oats, plant-based milk, raisins, flax or chia, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, and salt. Refrigerate overnight.

Serve, and mix in or top with the diced apple, pecans, maple syrup if desired, and any additional toppings.

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Ingredients

 1 apple, diced
 1 ¾ cups hot water
 1 cup rolled oats
 ¼ cup unsalted pecans, choppedplus extra for topping if desired
 2 tbsp raisinsyou can substitute chopped dates or apricots if desired, optional
 2 tbsp ground flax seedsyou can substitute chia seeds if desired
 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
 ½ tsp vanilla extract
 ¼ tsp ground ginger
 2 tsp maple syrup, or to tasteoptional

Directions

1

Combine the apple, oats, hot water, flax, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, and salt in a saucepan. Stir to combine, and bring to a boil on the stovetop.

2

Add the water to a saucepan, and bring to a boil on the stovetop (alternatively, use freshly boiled water from a kettle). Add in all of the ingredients, and stir to combine.

3

Reduce to a simmer, and cook for about 5 minutes or until the oats are cooked. Stir frequently to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the pan. If too much liquid is absorbed and the oats aren't cooked to your liking, add in some extra water as needed.

4

Serve the cooked oatmeal between 2 bowls. Top with maple syrup and additional toppings of choice, and enjoy.

Notes
5

Optionally, you can top the cooked oatmeal with more pecans, hemp seeds, walnuts, or a spoonful of nut or seed butter.

6

If you don't want to use maple syrup to sweeten, you could add a few mashed or chopped dates to the oatmeal while cooking.

7

You can easily make this recipe as overnight oats with a few small changes, no cooking required! For 2 servings, omit the water and to a bowl or jar with a lid add 1/2 cup of plant-based yogurt or milk, then follow the original recipe for the quantities of oats, plant-based milk, raisins, flax or chia, cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, and salt. Refrigerate overnight.

Serve, and mix in or top with the diced apple, pecans, maple syrup if desired, and any additional toppings.

Apple Pie Oatmeal