Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal |

Warm. Slightly crunchy. Just the right sweetness.


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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Yield – 4 hearty servings

Preparation Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 10 minutes


  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups quick cooking oats ($.20) $.50 containers bought here
  • 1 large honeycrisp apple, diced ($1.12)
  • Few dashes of cinnamon ($.05)
  • 3-4 Tbsp brown sugar, or other sweetener ($.15)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice ($.05)


  • Bring 4 cups of water to a boil. Add 2 cups of quick cooking oats. Cook according to directions on box.

  • While water is boiling and oats are cooking, slice apple.

  • Chop apple.

  • Place chopped apple into a bowl and add a few dashes of cinnamon, enough to cover the top layer of apples.

  • Add 1 tsp lemon juice and brown sugar.

  • Mix together the apples and sweetness.

  • When the oatmeal has thickened and is gently bubbling (over medium-high heat)…

  • Drop in the apples.

  • Once all the apples are into the oatmeal…

  • Stir them in and cook for 1-5 minutes. If you want crispier apples, just cook for a minute. If you want softer apples, cook for 5 minutes. If you want medium-crispy-medium-soft apples, cook for 3 minutes.

You get the idea, right?

  • Serve Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal.

Cost $1.57

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  1. CatskillsCook says

    We got about two feet of snow last night. This would have been awesome for breakfast this morning. It looks so yummy.

  2. says

    I just wanted to say awesome job with the photography, I am really enjoying your pictures lately!

    Apple cinnamon is my favorite way to enjoy homemade oatmeal. I usually skip the lemon juice though, up the cinnamon (I am a cinnamon addict) and add a pinch of salt to bring out the sweet and spice a bit.

  3. says

    I have been looking for something to spcie my oatmeal up since I have given up sweets for Lent. This is a great recipe for me to experiment with minus the brown sugar. Thanks.

  4. NB says

    Well, funny I have been doing this for years…. also good with pears.
    I do this in the microwave, faster. Also I use milk instead of water, no salt…. I use turbinado sugar instead of brown sugar….(less sweet, better for your health). enjoy! it is great in cold morning even in Alabama! (we had 4 inches plus this feb.) 2010

  5. Rebecca says

    I had to come back and say thanks for this! I’ve probably made it more than a dozen times this month. :) It’s also inspired me to experiment with oatmeal. I love it with bananas (but I DO let ’em cook- lots of natural sweetness there) and blueberries, topped with pecans. Thanks again!

  6. says

    Try using the slower cooking Old-fashion oats and let them soak in milk (either cow’s or soy) for at least an hour. You can microwave for 3 minutes an high or bring to a gentle boil on top of the stove and cook to desired thickness. Top with your apples and cinnamon mixture. Comes out cream and substantial.

  7. says

    Nice recipe, to make the oatmeal nice and creamy. I borrowed your image and linked to this post on my own at my site today — I’m posting a different method for oatmeal. If you’d prefer I don’t use your image, please let me know. Thanks!

  8. Bea says

    Aw yum! I am definitely going to have tomorrow for breakfast!
    Oh my, I cant wait for my breakfast already, I better go earlier to sleep! πŸ˜€

  9. says

    Obviously, price-wise, it also depends on where you live :) I’m in Bangkok, and this would cost me no more than about 40 cents, and that’s with an organic apple :) Forget how expensive the US can be, as I haven’t been back there in quite a while. Looks great though. Will definitely be trying it, as I already have all the ingredients necessary.

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