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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Porridge
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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Porridge

This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Porridge is the ultimate healthy + hearty breakfast recipe. Each bowl is topped with warm caramelized apples and takes less than 15 minutes to make. A fully gluten-free recipe!
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Keyword apple, apples, breakfast, brunch, cinnamon, classic, dairy-free, digestion, easy, fall recipe, gluten-free, healthy, healthy bowl, homemade, oatmeal, oats, plant-based, recipe, spices, traditional
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea

Ingredients

OATMEAL:

  • 1 cup thick-cut Rolled oats, GF
  • 1 medium Granny smith apple, peeled + diced
  • 4 cups Almond milk (You can use your fave plant-based milk!)
  • 1/2 cup condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp gorund nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • Pinch of sea salt

CARAMELIZED APPLES:

  • 1 medium Gala apples, sliced with skin on
  • 2 Tbsps unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of sea salt

TOPPING:

  • Toasted walnuts or pecans (See Notes!)

Instructions

TO MAKE OATMEAL:

  • Add oats, diced apples, milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and sea salt to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until everything is combined. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low so that everything simmers for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Once done, oats should thicken and become swollen + fluffy and creamy with half the the liquid still remaining. Stir in the condensed milk + maple syrup and let simmer for an additional 1-2 minutes before removing it from heat.

CARAMELIZED APPLES:

  • In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, add the butter and heat until melted. Add the brown sugar, cinnamon and sea salt and stir until combined and everything begins to bubble a bit, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the sliced apples and toss until well coated and cook for 8-10 minutes, until tender and the sauce has thickened. Remove from heat.
  • To serve, portion oatmeal into serving bowl(s) and top with caramelized apples, toasted nuts, and a light drizzle of maple syrup, if desired.
  • Bon Appetit!

Notes

  • STORAGE: Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Perfect for meal prep for the week!
  • OVERNIGHT OPTION: Simply add all oatmeal ingredients to a bowl and mix together until combined. Tightly cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight (or at least 8 hours). Once ready to serve, make Caramelized Apples and top overnight oats and enjoy.
  • TOASTED NUTS: Add chopped walnuts/pecans to a baking sheet and toasting them in the oven (400 degrees Fahrenheit) for 5-10 minutes, tossing them halfway to avoid browning on one side.
  • SWEETENER: Instead of maple syrup, you can simply use Agave to oatmeal as a sweetener.
  • VEGAN OPTION: Omit condensed milk and substitute with canned full-fat coconut milk/cream instead and unsalted butter with vegan butter.