Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Super easy morning meal to welcome autumn and all of the warm flavors it brings. Get creative with this one once you get the basics down.


– 1 C of rolled oats (or instant oatmeal) – 1 C of water (or non-dairy milk/ Apple juice) – 1 apple, cored and cubed – 1 tsp of cinnamon or apple pie spice with a little extra cinnamon – 1-2 Tbsp of maple syrup or coconut sugar, brown sugar, finely chopped dates. For sugar-free use your favorite sweetener. – ¼ tsp of salt – 1-2 Tbsp of hemp seeds, or flax meal (optional) – 1 tsp of olive oil or coconut oil/ vegan butter. Use water for an oil-free method.

INSTRUCTIONS In a small pot, heat the oil/butter (or water) over medium heat. Then, add apple cubes and cinnamon. Saute for 2-3 minutes until apple starts to soften and turns golden brown.

Add oats and water and stir. Let cook as directed on package, usually 2-3 minutes until water is absorbed.

Add salt, hemp seeds, and maple syrup (or your sweetener of choice) and stir to combine. Sprinkle top with additional cinnamon if you like and serve immediately.