- Calories: 245
- Protein: 6 g
- Total Fat: 8 g
- Saturated Fat: 2 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 6 g
- Cholesterol: 7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 39 g
- Dietary Fiber: 7 g
- Total Sugar: 9 g
- Natural Sugar: 9 g
- Added Sugar: 0 g
- Sodium: 180 mg
Oatmeal seems like a pretty safe bet for breakfast, right? It’s a whole grain, after all. But keep in mind, it’s healthful only if you prepare it with the right ingredients. If you add whole milk and excessive sugar, you could easily wind up north of 400 calories.
I created a version that’s sweet and satisfying—almost like having dessert for breakfast. But not, because it’s really good for you. There’s no added sugar (not even a drop), and it delivers some fiber and antioxidants thanks to the cinnamon-y apples. Grab your spoon and dig in.
For more apple goodness, try my Apple Protein Pancakes.
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- 2 teaspoons whipped butter
- 1 apple (like Gala, Fuji, or Honeycrisp), finely chopped, skin on
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or any preferred milk)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add the butter to a skillet and place over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the chopped apple and cinnamon. Stir to combine and sauté until they are just cooked but still crisp, 2 to 3 minutes.
Meanwhile, combine the oats and almond milk in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil then lower the heat to a simmer. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until the oatmeal reaches your desired consistency. Stir in the vanilla.
Split the oatmeal between 2 bowls and top each with half of the apple-cinnamon mixture.
*Nutrition based on unsweetened vanilla almond milk.