Breakfast

October 22, 2018

Caramel Apple Oatmeal

Caramel Apple Oatmeal makes a quick and easy fall breakfast. Simple and healthy, this make-in-the-microwave breakfast is perfect for busy mornings.

Caramel Apple Oatmeal

Another oatmeal recipe coming at ya. Also another apple recipe. I'm not ashamed -- apples and oatmeal are foods we should all be eating more often. Plus, when the weather is cool, all I want is the warmth of a bowl of oats with some delicious Farmer's Market apples.

Is there a Farmer's Market near you? I am so lucky to be living in a college town with an awesome Farmer's Market. The market here is open year round and always has tons of fresh produce, homemade vegan breads, coffee, and more. It's one of my happy places.

I love the feeling of being outside on a cool morning with a warm cup of coffee in my hand and experiencing God's creation as I walk through the aisles of the Farmer's Market. It blows my mind to see all the fruits and vegetables that God gives us to keep us healthy. And talking with the farmers who put their hard labor into growing such wonderful food helps me remember to be thankful for all the gifts I have. What a lovely place.

And since apple season is in full swing there has been no shortage of fresh apples at the Farmer's Market. There are so many varieties. Crisp or soft. Sweet, tangy, or tart. Best for snacking, best for baking. So great!

Because I have a huge sweet tooth, I wanted the sweetest apples I could find. So I bought both Gala and Braeburn. But this recipe will taste good with whichever apples are your favorite.

Caramel Apple Oatmeal

How to make Caramel Apple Oatmeal

Like my other oatmeal recipes, this one begins with mixing some ground flaxseed with water to create a flax egg. Besides being filled with healthy Omeaga-3s, flaxseed gives oatmeal the best thick texture.

For the oats, microwave with some water and cinnamon for about a minute. I've been experimenting with different oatmeal cook times. I've found that using a bit less water and microwaving for less time keeps the oats more intact and less mushy. You can do it either way!

After the oats are cooked, add vanilla extract, flax mixture, plant-based protein powder (optional), and half of a chopped apple. Then, top with the other half of the apple, sliced. Finally, drizzle some date syrup for that caramel apple taste. And done. Simple and quick. A delicious healthy breakfast. Enjoy!

Caramel Apple Oatmeal

Recipe Prayer

Jesus thank you for Farmer's Markets and fresh apples. Prepare us for the day with healthy Caramel Apple Oatmeal. Amen.

Caramel Apple Oatmeal

Caramel Apple Oatmeal makes a quick and easy fall breakfast. Simple and healthy, this make-in-the-microwave breakfast is perfect for busy mornings.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

1

Prep:

5

min

cook:

1

min

total:

6

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseeds
  • 1/3 Cup Rolled Oats, gluten free, if necessary
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Medium Apple
  • Plant-Based Protein Powder, optional
  • Date Syrup, for drizzle

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl prepare a flax egg by mixing the ground flaxseed with 1 1/2 tablespoons of water. Set in the fridge while you prepare the oats.
  2. Add oats, cinnamon, and 1/2 cup of water to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute (or prepare as package instructs). Meanwhile, cut an apple in half. Slice one half into chunks and the other into long slices.
  3. When the oats are done mix in vanilla, flax egg, chopped apple, and plant-based protein powder. Top with the sliced apple half and drizzle with date syrup. Enjoy!
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November 15, 2021
Elizabeth | The Plant-Based Catholic
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking.
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography