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A bowl with diced apples cooked with oatmeal.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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  • Author: Kelli Avila
  • Prep Time: 00:05
  • Cook Time: 00:10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop


This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is the perfect 15-minute breakfast, made with oats, apple cider, fresh apples, and cinnamon.


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  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh apple cider
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)
  • 2 sweet apples, cored and diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups old-fashioned / rolled oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Cream for serving (optional)


  1. To a medium pot, add water, cider, optional maple syrup, apples and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Once boiling, lower the heat to medium-low and add in the oats and cinnamon.
  3. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the oats have thickened up and are tender, about 3-5 minutes. 
  4. Divide oatmeal into dishes and serve. Top with additional cinnamon and a splash of cream.


Quick oats can be substituted, but the texture will be slightly different and they won't need to be cooked for as long.

You can use any combination of water, milk and cider in this recipe, so long as the total is 3-½ cups.

Store meal prep or leftover oatmeal in a container and let it cool completely before placing the cover on.