Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
- 3 cups water
- 2 medium tart apples, chopped
- 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- Dash salt
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds
- Maple syrup and/or fat-free milk, optional
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, bring water to a boil. Add the apples, oats and salt; cook and stir for 5 minutes.
- Remove from the heat; stir in the brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes. Sprinkle each serving with almonds. Serve with maple syrup and/or milk if desired.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 245 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 5g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.
Mar 23, 2020
We loved this oatmeal. I may cut back on the brown sugar next time but you may like it as is. I used a Granny Smith apple and quick cooking oats which was all I had but only cooked 1 minute instead of 5. Delicious!! We cleaned our plates. Quick, easy, and delicious. Volunteer Field Editor
Jan 1, 2020
Just like my momma taught me to make oatmeal. I can never remember the proportions. Your add-ins are delish!
May 2, 2019
Simple, delicious, and so much better for you than instant oatmeal. Because of what was in my pantry, I sprinkled dried cranberries and honey toasted pecans instead of almonds on top. I also added a splash of two of almond milk once cooked. This is definitely worth a try.
Oct 29, 2018
After so many tries, at last I found a fantastic oatmeal recipe. Made it this morning and I must say it is absolutely wonderful. What a great healthy dish. Followed the recipe exactly with the exception of dicing the apples in bigger chunks. The amount of brown sugar gave this the perfect amount of sweetness. Great breakfast on chilly days in upstate New York. Thank you for sharing your recipe, this is a keeper in my recipe file.
Oct 25, 2018
First, a note to zucchini lady and chicky504. If you don't pick how many stars you want to rate a recipe, it averages in as 0! I really liked the recipe's overwhelming fruit flavor. I like oatmeal but oatmeal not doctored up gets old quickly. To cut down on the number of carbs a little, I substituted the brown sugar with 1t stevia. I also used honeycrisp apples which added sweetness. I only had quick cooking oats so I put those in after removing from the heat. I also sprinkled cubed strawberries on top. Very yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing.
Aug 4, 2017
We love this oatmeal!
Feb 10, 2015
Very easy to make, and the apples get a delicious taste, like they were roasted over the fire.I made it for myself this morning and really enjoyed it!
May 1, 2013
Great alternative to McDonald's oatmeal! Next time I may add dried cranberries!
Dec 28, 2012
we loved this but did add a little more brown sugar to make a little sweeter.
Dec 14, 2012
I have been looking for an oatmeal recipe that I didn't have to stand at the stove stirring for a long time. This one is easy, fast and delicious. I didn't have apples so I substituted bananas. The bananas added sweetness, so I think I will reduce or eliminate the sugar next time. Definitely a keeper