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Cinnamon Apple Spiced Oatmeal

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Oatmeal topped with homemade apple butter, cinnamon and low fat granola.

I love starting my morning with a bowl of oatmeal, it’s heart healthy comfort food in a bowl. I eat a lot of oatmeal because high cholesterol runs in the family and oatmeal is known for reducing cholesterol. In addition, it’s high in fiber, a perfect way to fuel my morning.

My perfect bowl of oatmeal is all about the toppings. I love to add a combination of flavors and textures such as dried fruit, granola, nuts, cinnamon, or whatever I’m in the mood for that day. I also like to switch things up because I’m not the type of person to eat the same thing every day, so it may be pumpkin spiced oatmeal one morning, brown sugar and walnuts the next.

When I’m not enjoying my oatmeal hot, I usually make avena, which is a delicious oatmeal smoothie, an easy on-the-go breakfast. I’m thinking a cinnamon spiced apple avena may be tomorrow’s breakfast! Or what about no-cook pumpkin overnight oats in a jar… yum.

Do you have a favorite oatmeal combination? Do tell!

Cinnamon Apple Spiced Oatmeal

5 from 1 vote
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Yield: 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 bowl


  • 1/3 cup uncooked quick oats
  • 2 tbsp apple butter
  • dash of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp low fat granola


  • Cook oatmeal in water according to package directions.
  • Pour cooked oatmeal in a bowl and top with apple butter, granola, cinnamon.
  • You can add a little skim milk if you like your oatmeal thinner.
  • Enjoy!

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Serving: 1 bowl, Calories: 228.7 kcal, Carbohydrates: 50.2 g, Protein: 5.2 g, Fat: 2.5 g, Fiber: 5.6 g


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50 comments on “Cinnamon Apple Spiced Oatmeal”

  1. Apple Butter is a staple in my frig for biscuits (which I’m not making lately due to being on WW). I never thought to use it in oatmeal! Genius! This was so quick & easy to put together! I always try & make recipes exactly as listed the 1st time, but I was so excited to try this & I didn’t have granola, so I used 10 gm chopped pecans instead & reduced the Apple Butter to 1 tbsp to still keep the WW Purple Pts value of 4. (Note: I recalculated my points using the brand of Apple Butter I had). Thank you!

  2. Can this be converted to an overnight oatmeal in a jar? could I just add milk and all the ingredients minus the granola?

  3. I usually eat oatmeal every day for breakfast! Some of my faves are: cocoa/banana/brown sugar/mini chips, raspberry/peach/chia/brown sugar, raisins/brown sugar, blueberry/chia/maple syrup, low sugar strawberry jam/pb2/fresh strawberries… and I LOVE your oatmeal soup with leeks – so different and comforting 🙂

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    Can you make a savory oatmeal recipe?

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    Designer lehenga

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    Letters to My Little Ones

    I am sad about all of the ads. Your beautiful pictures are smaller. I love your recipes and I am making this today. Thanks so much.

  7. This website is the reason Weight Watchers works for me. I've been using it almost exclusively for 4 months, rarely repeating a recipe. I still haven't hit a recipe the family hasn't loved. Breakfast, soups for lunch, and a healthy dinner make WW fairly easy. I've told so many people about the website in combination with WW, and they've signed up. My husband also thinks I'm Amish or Martha Stewart. Thanks – Jessica

  8. I love finding new oatmeal combos! Lately I've found my favorite combination is oatmeal with a packet of splenda mixed in, topped with fresh papaya and sliced almonds. Delicious!


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    Amy at TheSceneFromMe

    Oatmeal is outrageously good, I have to agree!
    I think I could eat it for 3 meals a day with all the variations out there.

    I definitely have to try adding apple butter now!

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    Kristine McKowen

    Since reading something on Hungry Girl – this is my favorite way to eat oatmeal because the bowl is huge.

    1 cup water
    1 cup vanilla almond breeze
    1/2 cup oatmeal

    boil water and almond breeze til boiling. Add oatmeal and cook about 10 mins. I add splenda and a little pumpkin pie spice or whatever flavored coffee creamer I have available.

  11. Love oatmeal!
    For a special treat, make overnight oatmeal brulée topped with fresh berries.
    Dakota Thyme – Adventures from a Prairie Kitchen

  12. I also like adding mashed banana, peanut butter, and walnuts to my oatmeal. Very satifying and no in between meal hunger pains, yay. Love the satisfying feeling from protein, fruit and carbs all in one dish.