This creamy caramelized apple oatmeal is seriously like eating dessert for breakfast (the caramelized apples will melt in your mouth), plus all the nutrients. Made with maple syrup, apples, and peanut butter, this caramelized apple oatmeal checks all the boxes for a tasty, filling, and nourishing healthy breakfast.
Why you’ll love this recipe
- Quick and easy to make
- This recipe is vegan, gluten free, and dairy free
- Perfect for meal prep
Ingredients you’ll need
- Oats – gluten free oats (can use any oats for a non gluten free version)
- Almond milk – feel free to use any plant-based milk
- Maple syrup – to sweeten the oats
- Apples – we don’t want a mushy apple for this recipe. Instead, choose an apple that has a firm texture, and will hold up the heat – such as granny smith, fuji, or pink lady.
- Brown sugar – to fry the apples
- Coconut oil – to fry the apples
- Peanut butter – to top
How to make caramelized apple oatmeal
I must say I love a warm and cozy breakfast, and this caramelized apple oatmeal is so easy to make, it’ll take your breakfast oats to a whole other level.
To cook the oats:
In a pot, add the milk, oats, and maple syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently until oats are thick.
To make the caramelized apples:
Chop the apples. In a small pan, add the coconut oil and let it melt over medium to high heat. When the coconut oil is melted, add the sugar followed by the chopped apples. Mix and stir, until the apples are golden and caramelized on all sides.
To top your apple oatmeal, add some melted nut butter, and sprinkle some shredded coconut, or cinnamon.
How to store caramelized apple oatmeal
If you’d like you can also prepare the oats beforehand and store them in the fridge, for a ready-to-eat breakfast. Just cook them, store them in the fridge, and heat them on the stovetop or in the microwave.
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