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If you saw my post a few weeks back featuring my favorite go-to breakfasts, then you saw this dreamy fall inspired oatmeal! (Find that post here.) It is packed with nutrients and delicious fall flavors. There is nothing quite like a warm breakfast on a crisp autumn morning, and this recipe will leave you with that feeling cozy all morning long.
This is a super quick and inexpensive recipe. I just toss all the ingredients in a pot on the stove and stir it for a few minutes. Then I top it with some apples and cinnamon. I’ll be honest with you, apple cinnamon oatmeal has not always been my favorite. You know those variety packs of oatmeal that always have more apple cinnamon than the other tastier flavors? Those packs end up shoved way in the back of our cabinets for longer than I am willing to admit. That is why I am so surprised that this is a meal I have been enjoying regularly this fall. It tastes nothing like those packets with the dehydrated apples and all those extra ingredients that you can’t even pronounce.
This recipe features black-strap molasses (high in iron and B12), almond butter (protein and healthy fats), walnuts (omega-3 fatty acids, Vit A, C & E, calcium and more), fresh apples (fiber), and healing spices like cinnamon and nutmeg that help fight inflammation. For even more nutrients you could add seeds like chia, pumpkin, sunflower or flax seeds, protein powder, and more. I love that oatmeal is so versatile and you can get really creative with it!
1 small apple chopped (save half for topping)
1 cups of oats
1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
1/3 cup walnuts
1 heaping spoonful almond butter (I use this maple almond butter)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
*1 cup milk (I use plant based milks like my homemade oat milk)
Add all ingredients to a small pot and cook on medium heat. Stir for about 5 minutes or until oatmeal is thick. Transfer to a small bowl and top with chopped apples, cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup. Cozy up with your favorite blanket and enjoy!
- The amount of milk is dependent on how thick you like your oatmeal. I like a 1:1 ratio.
- I try to use organic ingredients as much as possible. I use Thrive Market to get these products at a fraction of the grocery store price. Shop with thrive market here. (I am not sponsored or affiliated with Thrive Market in any way.)