Apple Pie Oatmeal

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For whatever reason, I have this burning desire to take otherwise ‘normal’ recipes and turn them into      spin-offs of my favourite desserts.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal.

Apple Pie Muffin Tops.

Pumpkin Pie Monster.

Zucchini Bread oatmeal.

Oatmeal Cookie VOO.

Pumpkin Pie VOO.

Pecan Pie ‘Truffles’.

You might call this weird, but I call it totally normal…as long as I don’t look over my Recipes page all at once and then I start to think an intervention might be necessary.

My theory is that I am making up for lost time. After struggling with an eating disorder for 10 years, it is now time to have fun with food. Long gone are the days of eating the same 3 meals day in and day out and constantly feeling deprived. I like to have fun with food now, but at the same time, I want my food to work for me and leave me feeling my best.

This burning desire to recreate desserts is especially strong at breakfast time; although I will be the first to admit that I don’t care for something too sweet in the morning. Carrot Cake Oatmeal and Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats are on my regular breakfast rotation and I feel like I am beating the system getting to eat such delicious food first thing in the morning. And who doesn’t like to beat the system?

Naturally, the next dessert on my breakfast hit list is Apple Pie Oatmeal. It took me a couple of trials, but I was blown away by the taste of my most recent attempt and I knew I had to share it with you on this blistery Winter morning.

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This recipe really excites me because not only did I go crazy over the taste, but I love recipes that are based around simple, plant-based foods. They leave me feeling energized!

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Add the oats, peeled and chopped apple, chia seeds, unsweetened applesauce, Almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, pinch of kosher salt into a pot and whisk well.

Cook for about 8 minutes over medium heat.

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The applesauce, chia seeds, and chopped apple really bulk up this oatmeal! It turns into a huge bowl, which is always a good thing.

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Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, cinnamon, and a drizzle of maple syrup!

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Swirl.

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and dig in to one of the most comforting bowls of oatmeal I have ever tried.

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I also made someZucchini Bread Oatmeal last week…

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Mmm. Zucchini Bread.

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It was quite delicious, but the recipe still needs some tweaking before I am ready to share it! I am really excited about this one though.

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You might want to check out my Carrot Cake Oatmeal too.

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Monday mentionable:

1. Check out my new Favourite Sweets list on the right hand sidebar…I will be updating it on a regular basis with my favourite sweet treats.

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Have a great start to your week!

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Dee Ellwood January 24, 2011

Hey Angela! I absolutely love your blog! Can’t get enough! I was wondering if this fantastically delicious oatmeal does well refrigerated and reheated? Because I would LOVE to take this to work as a super yummy lunch!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011

I’m not sure about it reheating, BUT I can say that I had some COLD straight out of the fridge and it was amazing!

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Jena January 24, 2011

I make an oatmeal very similar to this every AM at work.

I just pre-package my oatmeal/cinnamon/flax(or chia seeds) with a little bit of sucanet in a bowl, bring a baggie of cut up apples, bring them to work and add the hot water to the bowl, then add in the apples. I find even with large flake oats (not instant) it will still cook with hot water in the bowl in a couple of minutes. I top mine with branbuds and almonds. YUMMY!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011

That is such a great idea!

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Tonia October 2, 2012

I always make a big batch of oatmeal for the week.I reheat my serving of oatmeal by adding more almond milk. It’s perfect everytime.

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Lauren at KeepItSweet January 24, 2011

I love putting chopped apple in my morning oats! Oh and I am all for breakfast / dessert combos:-)

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Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow January 24, 2011

Just this morning as I stood in front of my pantry I realized that I am finally come into my own FUN FOOD era! Similar to you, disordered eating was a part of me for nearly 15 years.

And yet here we are…finally concocting fabulous and energizing and nourishing things to put in our body! Well done today on this one! Today I was all about caramelized bananas in the oatmeal, akin to banana fosters. Oh yes it was incredible.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011

I love caramelized bananas! Sounds deelish in oatmeal. :)

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 24, 2011

I love apples in my oats. It seriously takes them to a whole other level.

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Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher January 24, 2011

ANGELA, you amaze me with all that you have time to create. Another clearly delicious recipe!! When are ya going do the time organization post?

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Elizabeth@The Sweet Life January 24, 2011

Your prep shots are always so gorgeous! Yum.

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Mary (How to not be...) January 24, 2011

That’s so creative! I would NEVER think to put zucchini in my oatmeal… I’m interested to see the final product!

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Sabine @ thefruitpursuit January 24, 2011

ahhhh your post send me straight into a sugar coma! awesome ;) !

that oatmeal looks devine, and I am so with you on making up for lost time! I now eat dark chocolate every day twice a day and lovong it. screw THAT, eating disorder :D

x sabine

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Julia (The Veggie Side) January 24, 2011

Those are some great looking oats!!! You have the best ideas!

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kristy @ kristyruns.com January 24, 2011

Wow. Looks amazing! And I have apples and ginger on hand! Yesssss!

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Steph@stephsbitebybite January 24, 2011

I think this is such a cook idea to take sweet treats and turn them in to breakfast!! I’m really curious about the zuchinni bread oats, I would never have thought to do that. But it sound so perfect!

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Heather (heathers dish) January 24, 2011

I feel energized just looking at it! Such a yummy way to start the day :)

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Ashley January 24, 2011

I love eating cinnamon apple oatmeal in the morning. It’s so comforting.

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Jennifer @ keepitsimplefoods.com January 24, 2011

This looks so warm and comforting. I bet it would also be great with a few wheat berries- love those little guys.

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Tosca January 24, 2011

Wow, I’m gonna try this tomorow morning :D

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman January 24, 2011

I love apples in oatmeal. Cinnamon apple oats are some of my favorite. I’ll have to try your version.

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KitKat @ Pursuit of Happiness January 24, 2011

Yummy! That apple-pie oatmeal is absolutely going to be my breakfast tomorrow morning. :) It sounds perfect for the coldest week so far this winter!

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Becki @ Hike, Bike, Eat January 24, 2011

Yay for HOT oatmeal! I’m glad it’s back in style :)

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Valerie @ City|Life|Eats January 24, 2011

I could not agree more – I too entered my fun food era in recent years, and it has made such a difference :)

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Beach Bum Beauty January 24, 2011

A winter warmer indeed, still wish I knew what chia seeds are. Not sure we can get them in the UK :-(

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011

You could sub in ground flax if you wanted :)

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Beach Bum Beauty January 24, 2011

Brilliant, I have some of that at home. Thank you :-)

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Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA January 24, 2011

Hah I love what you said about feeling like you’re “beating the system.”

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Ashley Craft January 24, 2011

Ummmm…. YUMMMMMMMM!!!!

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Allison @ Food For Healing January 24, 2011

i LOVE oatmeal and i LOVE apples. I love how chunky it is, my apple cinnamon oatmeal only has teeny-tiny pieces of apple.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011

In my first version I chopped the apples really small, but I preferred the second version with BIG chunks! Really fun to eat.

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 24, 2011

I LOVE how much fun you have with food! Nothing wrong with playing with your food if the result is that delicious!

I love that bowl, too!

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Brittany January 24, 2011

You are an oatmeal genius!

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BrightBakes January 24, 2011

glad to know I’m not the only “weirdo” who puts zucchini in my oats! :) I think it tastes just awesome…but my Mister thinks it’s just crazy! :)
love,
cathy b.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 24, 2011

These look awesome! I am still enamored with the carrot cake oats – can’t wait to see what you come up with for zucchini oats.

Clearly I need help, as I decided to eat cereal with chocolate almond milk this morning. Not a good idea, FYI. :)

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Meredith January 24, 2011

Just whipped this up – thanks for the inspiration!

I know it’s early to call, but I think chia seeds are going to be my big find for 2011. I bought a package last week and I’ve been waxing poetic about them ever since. I’ve had so much fun going through your VOO recipes lately!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011

they are so great aren’t they? I love that I can throw them in just about anything.

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Felicia (a taste of health with balance) January 24, 2011

This post made me smile- so glad you can enjoy food without restriction. Its such a freeing and beautiful feeling! This looks so good! I love putting steel cut oats in the crock pot overnight with spices,apples and raisins- the house smells amazing and I love the thickness of steel cut oats, plus the raisins get so plump :) Looking forward to zuc oats!

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Caitlin January 24, 2011

YUMMY!

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Alaina January 24, 2011

I just had chopped apples in my oatmeal this morning. Topped with some brown sugar, granola and peanut butter, mm HMM it was so warm and filling. :-)

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Nicole (I have trouble with forward motion) January 24, 2011

Zucchini bread oatmeal? Might have to buy some out of season zucchini for that…

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Gen January 24, 2011

Your bowl of oatmeal just made me hungry!!!!!!!
Great recipe!

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Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 24, 2011

Holy yumsky! Lately I’ve been rolling with a cookie dough bowl creation of mine (that you would LOVE by the way!), but this will most likely be making an appearance:)

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lindsay January 24, 2011

definitely comfort in a bowl. WOW! I bet that tastes better than the real apple pie itself.
LC

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Dorry January 24, 2011

So delicious! Unsweetened applesauce is one of my favorite add-ins for oats. Going to check out some of your other oatmeal recipes…

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MeagAlayne January 24, 2011

I make a very similar version most mornings, too. Chopped apple, generous dashing of cinnamon, 1 Tbsp chia, 1/3 cup oats, 3/4 cup water and then I microwave it (oh the horror – I know!) on high for 1min45sec, stirring half way. I like to top mine with plain yogurt. I find that it doesn’t need any sweetening, and the chia seeds make it very creamy so milk and applesauce are not necessary. Minimal ingredients and time, maximum deliciousness!

Can’t wait to see your zucchini bread oatmeal recipe – I love love love my oats!

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Bronwyn Coyne January 24, 2011

This sounds delicious. Love the zuchinni bread oats idea, genius! Still trying to think of a recipe I’d like to enter in your Valentine’s day contest. :D

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Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 24, 2011

I’m all for pie in the morning! I love how you mix up oats so often. Definitely the best way to start the day!

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Courtney W January 24, 2011

That looks absolutely incredible. Can’t wait to try it!

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