Apple Pie Oatmeal

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 24, 2011


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.

4.8 from 5 reviews

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Vegan, oil-free, soy-free


A warm embrace on a cold winter day, this Apple Pie Oatmeal will remind you of delicious apple pie, but will leave you feeling energized and ready to tackle the day ahead. The leftovers (if there are any!) taste amazing chilled, too.

2 small bowls
Prep time
Cook time


  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (use certified gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups (250 to 310 mL) unsweetened almond milk, as needed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (22 mL) pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL) fresh lemon juice (optional)
Suggested toppings:
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • Diced apples
  • Coconut sugar
  • Cinnamon and ground ginger
  • Granola
  • Coconut Whipped Cream


  1. In a medium sized pot over medium heat, whisk together the oats, apple, chia seeds, cinnamon, ginger, salt, milk, maple syrup, and applesauce until combined.
  2. Cook over medium heat for about 9 to 15 minutes, stirring often. When the mixture thickens and the oats soften, it is ready.
  3. Stir in the pure vanilla extract and lemon juice (if using).
  4. Pour into a dish and serve with your desired toppings.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 1 of 2 small bowls | Calories 240 calories | Total Fat 5 grams
Saturated Fat 0.5 grams | Sodium 240 milligrams | Total Carbohydrates 47 grams
Fiber 8 grams | Sugar 26 grams | Protein 5 grams
* Nutrition data is approximate and is for informational purposes only.



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!


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.


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


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




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


I also made someZucchini Bread Oatmeal last week…

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Mmm. Zucchini Bread.


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.


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

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.

Have a great start to your week!

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Dee Ellwood January 24, 2011 at 10:37 am

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!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011 at 11:09 am

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!


Jena January 24, 2011 at 11:31 am

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!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011 at 11:34 am

That is such a great idea!


Tonia October 2, 2012 at 10:09 am

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.


Crystal December 21, 2015 at 8:36 am

The fridge and then reheated it was PERFECT, I think the apples and other liquids keep it from clumping up


Lauren at KeepItSweet January 24, 2011 at 10:40 am

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


Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow January 24, 2011 at 10:42 am

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.


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011 at 11:09 am

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


Jessica @ How Sweet It Is January 24, 2011 at 10:43 am

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


Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher January 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

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?


[email protected] Sweet Life January 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

Your prep shots are always so gorgeous! Yum.


Mary (How to not be...) January 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

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


Sabine @ thefruitpursuit January 24, 2011 at 10:48 am

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


Julia (The Veggie Side) January 24, 2011 at 10:56 am

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


kristy @ January 24, 2011 at 10:57 am

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


[email protected] January 24, 2011 at 10:57 am

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!


Heather (heathers dish) January 24, 2011 at 10:58 am

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


Ashley January 24, 2011 at 11:09 am

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


Jennifer @ January 24, 2011 at 11:09 am

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


Tosca January 24, 2011 at 11:09 am

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


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman January 24, 2011 at 11:09 am

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


KitKat @ Pursuit of Happiness January 24, 2011 at 11:10 am

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!


Becki @ Hike, Bike, Eat January 24, 2011 at 11:10 am

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


Valerie @ City|Life|Eats January 24, 2011 at 11:16 am

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


Beach Bum Beauty January 24, 2011 at 11:21 am

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


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011 at 11:35 am

You could sub in ground flax if you wanted :)


Beach Bum Beauty January 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm

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


Erika @ Health and Happiness in LA January 24, 2011 at 11:22 am

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


Ashley Craft January 24, 2011 at 11:28 am

Ummmm…. YUMMMMMMMM!!!!


Allison @ Food For Healing January 24, 2011 at 11:29 am

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


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011 at 11:36 am

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


Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg January 24, 2011 at 11:39 am

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!


Brittany January 24, 2011 at 11:40 am

You are an oatmeal genius!


BrightBakes January 24, 2011 at 11:42 am

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! :)
cathy b.


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 24, 2011 at 11:48 am

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. :)


Meredith January 24, 2011 at 11:49 am

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!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011 at 12:28 pm

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


Felicia (a taste of health with balance) January 24, 2011 at 11:54 am

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!


Caitlin January 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm



Alaina January 24, 2011 at 12:02 pm

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. :-)


Nicole (I have trouble with forward motion) January 24, 2011 at 12:03 pm

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


Gen January 24, 2011 at 12:05 pm

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


Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn January 24, 2011 at 12:06 pm

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:)


lindsay January 24, 2011 at 12:08 pm

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


Dorry January 24, 2011 at 12:10 pm

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


MeagAlayne January 24, 2011 at 12:11 pm

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!


Bronwyn Coyne January 24, 2011 at 12:12 pm

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


Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 24, 2011 at 12:14 pm

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!


Courtney W January 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm

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


Camille January 24, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Oh man, you are killing me with these amazing and gorgeous recipes!
This one is pure, delicious love :)


bitt of raw January 24, 2011 at 12:24 pm

we cook apples into our oatmeal almost all the time. good stuff!


Lauren January 24, 2011 at 12:29 pm

Man, your oatmeals are SO creative! I am going to have to actually try one out instead of just constantly drooling over them.
P.S. I saw this music video this weekend and thought of your blog/your story. Check it out :)


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Love that! Thanks for sharing :) Really cool how they did the video too.


Katy (The Singing Runner) January 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Mmmmm! My mouth is watering!


Juli2 January 24, 2011 at 12:33 pm

With regards to your zucchini oatmeal…..Chocolate Covered Katie does a baked oatmeal and she calls it “Boatmeal” – which I think is so funny! Just knowing I’m making “boatmeal,” makes me want to make boatmeal. lol


Bridget January 24, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I love your blog. LOVE IT. I have 3 recipes of yours I am going to make tonight :) Can’t wait.


Lu @ Done Dieting January 24, 2011 at 12:56 pm

I want to try every recipe that you put on this one. I need my oatmeal to have a little something extra to make it more enjoyable. I can’t wait to see the zucchini bread recipe.


Roz January 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm

I love the creative oatmeal ideas you share. It’s so easy to fall into an oatmeal rut, and you inspire me not to have the same mix ins all the time!!! Have a great day.


Kerris @ Baby, Be Fit! January 24, 2011 at 1:27 pm

Looks delish. I have oatmeal EVERY morning and I think chia seeds really add necessary volume. Keeps me full for hours!


Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 24, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Wow this is so weird.. I actually had a dream about apple pie oatmeal last night! looks incredible Ange and I could totally do with some right now! I hope you had a great weekend! :)


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 24, 2011 at 1:47 pm

I eat this combo on a more than regular basis – I love the flavors together! I usually do a banana instead of the applesauce though – I might try the applesauce tomorrow!


Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good January 24, 2011 at 1:50 pm

Well, diced apples are my favorite add-in with oatmeal, so I think that jazzing it up more to be apple pie oatmeal would be right up my alley. I also enjoy having fun with food. Healthy does not equal boring!


Namaste Gurl January 24, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I love me some apple pie oatmeal– made some the other day topped with almond butter :) To me, it’s better and WAY healthier than the real thing!


Christine (The Raw Project) January 24, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Great view on having fun with food I can relate to, especially after years of fearing it. This oatmeal looks creative an wonderful and something I might try for dinner since my time is so limited on work mornings. Thanks!


Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Oh the apple pie oatmeal looks delish! And so does the zuke bread spin off!

And this is the motto I live by: “but I love recipes that are based around simple, plant-based foods. They leave me feeling energized!”

YES!! I love your more elaborate recipes and photos; they are food as art. They inspire me. They make me want to be better and do better. They motivate me. But not every day is a day where I can be motivated to greatness :) Some days..

Most days…simple, easy, plant based is where it’s at. After all with a FT Job, FT Family to take care of….it’s the basics that get made and happen for me!


Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit January 24, 2011 at 2:05 pm

I think it’s just fantastic that you encourage all of us to have FUN with our food. Life’s too short to get all wrapped up in it. But it’s a challenge that many of us are or have faced. It’s just so nice to see so many people that share the same outlook on food, no matter what their history is with it.

I’m really interested in this zucchini bread oatmeal! I went to the dentist this morning, and the hygienist was telling me that the garden she had growing up produced hundreds of zucchinis each year. Of course her mom didn’t want any zucchini to go to waste, so she put zucchini in EVERYTHING! The recipes she was listing off were unreal. haha I never thought zucchini could be enjoyed in so many ways.


Wendy (Healthy Girl's Kitchen) January 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm

This looks aaaaamazing! I’d love to make it for dinner.


laura January 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm

99.9% of my breakfasts includes somethin sweet&dessert-like, and include oats :)
Right not I’m into baked vanilla pear oats topped with blueberries+raspberries. with boost. haha.


Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 24, 2011 at 2:42 pm

I absolutely love your take on dessert for breakfast! I made a delicious orange scented barley pudding for breakfast the the other day…! I can’t wait to see your zucchini oats!


Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm

I make my own version of apple pie oats a lot and you’re right, it’s SO COMFORTING!


Chelsie January 24, 2011 at 2:54 pm

YUM! Looks like I know what i’m having for breakfast tomorrow :)


Brandi January 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Yummy! Did you know January is actually National Oatmeal Month. This is a great recipe to celebrate that! I think i’ll make something like this soon since I need to get back on track with eating some more oatmeal before winter is gone.


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm

No I didnt but that is very fun! :)


[email protected] January 24, 2011 at 4:02 pm

I had something similar this morning and it was great! I love all your work on your blog.


samantha January 24, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Hi angela!
Love your blog! I was wondering what type of running shoes you use or have used and like, I’m looking for a good, not too expensive, brand?
Thank you,


Lisa (bakebikeblog) January 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Oh my – this is BRILLIANT!


mary (what's cookin' with mary) January 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm

MMMMMM apples!


[email protected] January 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm

apple pie oatmeal and zucchini bread??????? mmmmmm


Kim January 24, 2011 at 4:26 pm

Thank you for the amazing inspiration and recipes. I have been making the carrot cake oatmeal at least once a week, and it is great. I have to try this one sometime this week.


Maddie (Healthy Maddie) January 24, 2011 at 4:32 pm

Yum! Apple pie oatmeal sound delicious!


Lizzie January 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm

I told my husband that you posted this recipe and we are both excited to try it. We LOVE your carrot cake oatmeal!


Gina January 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Sounds so amazingly good! My sweet tooth is always kickin’ so I love the idea of eating these yummy treats for breakfast :)


Alex @ Healing Beauty January 24, 2011 at 4:54 pm

I absolutely love oatmeal creativity! My favorite is oatmeal with peanut butter and chocolate chips. Sooo decadent!


Runeatrepeat January 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm

I don’t really like apples in oatmeal, but my husband just picked up a packet of chai oats with apple and now I must try it.


Sophia January 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I really love the zucchini bread oatmeal idea, but the apple pie one is really great too. YUM! :)


Moni'sMeals January 24, 2011 at 5:59 pm

I have prepped this oatmeal for tomorrow and I am so excited! Thanks Angela! That bread looks great too. :)


Emily January 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm

This makes my college dorm room irish oats microwaved with a chopped apple, cinnamon, and almond butter look so much less gourmet… :)


Baking 'n' Books January 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm

Oh – but STILL oh-so-good! :)


Baking 'n' Books January 24, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Uh – yum? ;)

May I request Maple & Brown Sugar next possibly? :)

I admire how open you are about your previous eating disorder. Do you mind if I ask how you feel or your family feels about you being so open with it on such a, well, grand scale?! :) And also do you find that blogging or being around food all the time makes it more of an obsession or “fine line”?

I hope you don’t mind these questions! If not, ignore – you just seem very open and honest about them so I thought I’d ask :)



[email protected] January 24, 2011 at 7:34 pm

I love all the new updates and changes to your blog..beautiful :) I am an apple pie freak, so this sounds heavently!


Pure2raw twins January 24, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Looks amazing! I bet this would work great with quinoa :) I love apple pie anything, we made a apple pie parfait over the holidays, but now I want to make this!!!


Richelle January 24, 2011 at 9:09 pm

I have added apples to my oatmeal, but it never looks aas good as yours. I’ll have to follow your recipe to a t. Your desserts always look so good and I love that you use natural whole foods ingredients.


soul + food January 24, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I’ve recently developed an oatmeal obsession – I love the way you plated this!


lauren January 24, 2011 at 9:10 pm

I want this, all the time!
I make something similar to this in the AM, but w/out chia seeds…i’ll have to add that into the mix next time.


kristine January 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm

I used to LOVE apple pie as a kid. Now that I have celiac, I will not be eating the real thing anytime soon– but THIS looks like a perfect substitute. Thanks!


Hannah January 24, 2011 at 9:39 pm

All I can say is yes. Yes I will yes. It’s already 1:40pm in Australia, so I think I’ll be making this for dinner. That’s fine, right? :P


Beatrix January 24, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Looks yummy Angela.. this may just make an appearance this week at my breakfast table.


Kat @ Cupcake Kat January 24, 2011 at 10:00 pm

Sounds like an awesome delicious oatmeal. I’ve made the apple oatmeal from the book “French Women don’t get Fat” several times and that was great so I’m sure this is too!


Baking 'n' Books January 26, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Is that a good cookbook?


Kat @ Cupcake Kat January 26, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Its more of a book about eating well, eating healthy, and enjoying your food. There are also a bunch of great recipes in it. Its a great book and I highly suggest it if your interested.


Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 24, 2011 at 10:16 pm

I make an oatmeal kind of like this one, but minus the applesauce and plus a banana. I just can’t bring myself to have a bowl of oats without a banana! :P


Ashley k January 24, 2011 at 10:46 pm

I am going to bed right now so that breakfast arrives “sooner.” Cannot WAIT to try this!!


Zestful Lou January 25, 2011 at 12:04 am

Mmmmmmm. I was going to have a giant green monster for breakfast tomorrow, but now I might have this instead!


Jackie @ Seejacrun January 25, 2011 at 12:53 am

Oh my, that looks delicious. I might have to make this tomorrow morning :) Thanks for the recipe!! Love your blog!


Emmy (Wine and Butter) January 25, 2011 at 3:23 am

That has left me hungry and I JUST finished some oatmeal! Its a shame apple sauce is so hard to get here in the UK, but I might try it just adding another really finely chopped apple and see what happens. Oatmeal is just soooo good! xox


Sarah @ Flavoropolis January 25, 2011 at 3:56 am

Looks lovely! The apple pie oatmeal looks like it would actually taste remarkably like apple pie. Respect.


Michal January 25, 2011 at 7:54 am

So funny – I’m eating my version of apple sauce oatmeal as I read this! But I use homemade applesauce. Raw apples can give me headaches, so probably safer for me this way. :-) (and definitely delicious!)


Lindsay @ The Reluctant Runner January 25, 2011 at 8:04 am

The carrot cake oatmeal looks AMAZING! I’ve been craving carrots lately like crazy, I may try this for breakfast tomorrow!


Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 25, 2011 at 8:50 am

I love breakfasts that taste like dessert! This apple pie oatmeal sounds sooo yummy! I don’t have any apples in the house, so I’m going to make carrot cake oatmeal right now instead!


Kathleen @ Kat's Health Corner January 25, 2011 at 8:58 am

Oh man, oh man, Apple Pie Oats!!!! Ohmygosh!!! I CAN’T WAIT TO MAKE THIS!!!!


Holly @ couchpotatoathlete January 25, 2011 at 9:06 am

You know, as silly as it sounds, I haven’t had an apple in weeks — I’ve totally switched to eating clementines (and my usual banana per day). I need more apples in my life!


starla garcia January 25, 2011 at 9:30 am

Hi Angela!
I have made 3 of your recipes in the past 1 1/2 wks. The pumpkin pie cinnamon rolls were sooo delish! i devoured one right out of the oven, made the curried lentils last night, and had pumpkin pie oatmeal this morning!
Thank you for posting such great recipes and having such a strong, positive spirit—it makes my day sometimes!


Susan January 25, 2011 at 9:34 am

Yum! Both of those combos look delicious. Can’t wait for the zucchini recipe!


Susan January 25, 2011 at 9:35 am

Yum! Both of those combos look delicious. Can’t wait for the zucchini recipe!


Jessica Champion January 25, 2011 at 11:49 am

Thanks Angela! Great recipe. I just made this but had no applesauce so I used half a banana mashed. My 2 year old loves it! Instead of putting extra syrup on top I stirred in a bit of peanut butter. Amazing!!! You are such a creative cook and I love trying your recipes :)


Angie January 25, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Hi Angela! I love your blog and recipes! I am not a vegan, but i found your blog because i am looking for new creative ways to add more vegetables and fruit to my diet. What i really love about your site, is you take most of my favoite recipes and offer a healthy alternative that tastes so great i don’t feel like i miss the old recipe at all!
I have a silly question, where do you get your cute colored spoons that i see in the oatmeal photos? Also where can i get a big fat plastic straw for my green smoothies?
One more thing, i love how you use mason jars for storing things. It is economical, eco-friendly, and my favoite is that it reminds me of how my grandma did the same thing!
I am thankful to have found your lovely site, i look forward to your post each day! Take good care!


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I can’t remember if I replied to this comment or not, but I have answered the spoon and straw questions on my FAQ page under the food section. :) All the best,


jamie January 26, 2011 at 12:03 am

i read this post before breakfast and just had to make it! ‘cept i didn’t have apples, just bananas…and i hate maple syrup…but i just used banana and a few drops of liquid stevia and holy moly the deliciousness! i had my doubts before i added the vanilla extract, thinking “damn, i really don’t want to cook another bowl of oatmeal but i just don’t like this.” but then i added the vanilla and the deliciousness came together into a bowl of magic breakfast…i’ll never doubt again! thanks for the yummy breakfast.


Livvie January 29, 2011 at 10:52 am

Hmm. I made this twice! I didn’t think I would like creamy oatmeal. I like it thick and moist Apple Pie oatmeal was one of my favourite creations to make. The first time I actually mis-read the recipe and added 1.50 cups of Almond Milk instead of 1.25 – which made it too creamy (and I used a pink Gala apple which wasn’t too bad but it wasn’t omg-wow fantastic). It was much better the day after (and actually i kept tasting it cold, and it was YUM).

I made it again today – WITH the right amount of milk, Granny Smith Apples and I see the love. I see myself making this a lot. [and once I get an oven – ditto on the carrot cake oatmeal).

1 key note: I used my own applesauce. I don’t buy storebought. I used strawberry applesauce (as that’s the flavour of the week) and it gave it a nice pink sheen.


Angela (Oh She Glows) January 30, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Thanks for sharing! Good to know. :) I was wondering if another kind of apple would work. Interesting to play around with. :) Enjoy!


RacingSlug January 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm

You really should consider publishing a cook book. I would buy it in a heartbeat.


Lily February 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

“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.”

Wow! I could have written this myself! Angela, I’m a long-time lurker/very new blogger and I think you’re just wonderful. Thank you for being such an inspiration.

Love, Lily


Angela (Oh She Glows) February 3, 2011 at 11:59 am

Thank you Lily :)


Angela February 20, 2011 at 1:10 pm

mmm! looks great! I make apple ‘pie’ oatmeal by cooking the oats in half apple cider and half water, and then just put a little bit of allspice (thats all i like in apple desserts) with the cooking oats. i also sometimes put dried fruit in there, though not usually. when the oatmeal is done, i like to put a dollop of greek yogurt (like ice cream with pie!), some pecan pieces, and a drizzle of maple syrup

you gotta try cooking the oats in apple cider–its so delicious


Maria (FlamingoPink) July 10, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Love love the recipes but mostly the photos of your creations. So clean and clear and your serving dishes are most appropriate and a must use for me. I never liked oatmeal due to the texture of it, but now I can’t live without it! Mahalo!


Cody July 23, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I must be the first guy to make this. It was very yummy!


Angela (Oh She Glows) July 24, 2012 at 7:52 am

hah well I’m happy you commented!! Glad you enjoyed it Cody.


Emily E. August 6, 2012 at 10:50 am

This was DELICIOUS! I doubled the recipe and between myself and my three girls (ages 5, 3, and 1), it was licked clean! Thanks for yummy healthy breakfast recipe!


Rebecca August 24, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Hey thanks for this! I am altering your Apple Pie Oatmeal recipe (just the procedure) to take it camping.


Bridget October 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Just whipped this up for breakfast this cold morning and it was fabulous! Loved how big a portion it ended up being. Thanks for a great recipe.


Shivani Jain November 3, 2012 at 10:55 am

wow!! I found this recipe recently and now I’m SO hooked to it!! Such a comforting warm breakfast for cold winters! I did a few changes to the recipe because I didn’t have a few ingredients. So, I replaced flax with chia seeds, I used regular milk and I skipped the apple sauce. Oh! and I didn’t even add ground ginger. Inspite of all this!! If it still tasted so delicious, I wonder how the original recipe would taste! :)

Looking forward to trying more recipes!


Laura M March 3, 2013 at 8:31 am

Thanks for the delicious breakfast! Here’s how mine turned out: Yum!


Meredith April 2, 2013 at 4:43 am

Yum! Angela, this really does taste like apple pie. I topped mine with cashew butter and apple butter (both from Bulk Barn) instead of the walnuts – soo good! It made a ton. I feel like I will be saving some for a snack later :)


Xara April 17, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Hi Angela ! I’m not especially familiar with vegan ingredients, so what are chia seeds exactly and what are their benefits ? why use this instead of another ingredient like flax for example. thank you !!!


Angela (Oh She Glows) April 18, 2013 at 9:49 am

Hi Xara, some of their benefits include:

3x the antioxidant strength of blueberries
5 grams of fibre per serving
15x the magnesium than broccoli
2.5x the protein in beans
6x the calcium in milk!
3x the iron in spinach
lots of omega-3 fatty acids


colleen July 21, 2013 at 3:00 pm

You have a fabulous site. Good on you. I was looking at the comments for keeping oatmeal. I have a recipe where you cook the oatmeal and then place it in a baking dish and let it cool. Once chilled, you can slice into squares or wedges. Top with dried fruit compotes, apple pie mixture above … whatever. My recipe fries the oatmeal wedges to reheat, but a microwave will do. Good for those who only want to cook oats once a week.


Kristin Bond September 25, 2013 at 3:25 pm

Hi Angela!

I actually made this very recipe this morning for breakfast and I must say it is my favorite so far! I’m excited to try some of the other things you’ve put up, but this is a must try for those who haven’t done so yet!


Angela (Oh She Glows) September 26, 2013 at 8:20 am

Hey Kristin, I’m so glad you enjoyed the oatmeal! It’s a fav over here too. :) Wish I had some right now…


Silvia December 9, 2013 at 12:21 pm


What a perfect time of the year to try an outstanding bowl of oatmeal, especially for someone that thought she hated oatmeal (like you did in the past). This was super amazing. I think the chia seeds are responsible for turning a regular meh oatmeal into a delicious custard. I could eat this every morning! I used a Gala apple and since I didn’t have applesauce on hand I decided to replace it with an extremely ripe banana. You have converted me. Thank you for an awesome recipe!!!


Alexandra December 17, 2013 at 3:48 pm

I loved this recipe, thank you so much, I finally like eating oats! I used crushed oats because these were the only ones I had in the house, and made apple sauce from scratch, cooking a chopped up apple with some water before I started the original recipe. It was a lovely dessert in winter Holland.


Kat D December 28, 2013 at 4:51 pm

When you use oats, are you using the usual Quaker oats or a different type?


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Yes Quaker rolled oats will work :) Anything that says rolled oats or regular oats usually mean the same thing! Hope this helps.


Kat D December 28, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Thank you! I’ve copied all of the recipes and I cannot wait to try them ALL


Kate January 3, 2014 at 12:03 pm

We just got 10 inches of snow dumped on us last night (the weather people were a little off on their three inch estimate). I’ve been waiting to try this oatmeal and today was the perfect day. I love this oatmeal. Even the bites with no apple taste delicious. Will definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing!


Emmett M February 10, 2014 at 10:15 am

Fantastic recipe. I made it this morning. My home smells like a pie factory:) It was so yummy!! Thanks!!


Sarah February 13, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Having this for dinner tonight. SO good! Thanks :)


janine February 23, 2014 at 11:02 am

I doubled this recipe today and I know I followed the directions properly but it was way too runny. I added another handful of oats and it was perfect. I wonder if this recipe just doesn’t work if you double it?


Angel June 11, 2014 at 12:40 am

Awesome recipe!
I would love to see one of an actual apple pie too. I’m sure that this oatmeal version is probably healthier but it would be great to see your versions of more common desserts as well.


Brenda September 14, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Could I make this with Steel Cut Oats instead of oatmeal?


Paula March 16, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Can I sub almond milk with rice milk or soy? Id love to make this but my son is allergic to nuts. :(


Adriane January 30, 2016 at 10:30 am

I just made this and added a giant blob of peanut butter on top, and and oh my gosh can I say heaven in a bowl? I’ve been recovering from restrictive eating myself, and love finding nourishing yet beautiful recipes thank you!


Maria March 4, 2016 at 1:08 pm
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Oh my… Just made this one up.. Heaven in a bowl.. THANK YOU ❤️❤️❤️


Angela Liddon March 4, 2016 at 6:33 pm

Glad you enjoyed it, Maria!


Jonathan May 18, 2016 at 8:35 am

I’ve been making this recipe for a while and I love it! I’ve modified it a bit to fit my own taste and what ingredients I usually have (wheat germ instead of chia seeds etc.) and it always comes out great. I’ve actually been experimenting with adding a little bit of curry powder to it, and I love how it turns out. Just 1/8 tsp. of curry powder for a tiny bit of warmth.


Angela Liddon May 19, 2016 at 7:57 am

Curry powder sounds like such a great twist, Jonathan! Now I’m curious – I’ll have to test that out sometime, for sure.


Jessica September 2, 2016 at 8:42 am
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I have been making this recipe for some time now, and I have to tell you it is one my absolute favorites!!!! PRO TIP: Bake the apples with lemon juice and cinnamon before adding them to the oatmeal. Sooo delicious!! Cannot wait to start making this now that fall is arriving :)


Angela Liddon September 2, 2016 at 11:38 am

Great idea, Jessica!


Kate October 21, 2016 at 12:32 pm
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Oh wow, this was awesome!! I used a honey crisp and holy! There was SO much I was full for HOURS. Honestly I didn’t even want lunch until 3 pm. And it was super delicious! Perfect fall breakfast!


Maria May 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm
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I made this for breakfast today, my first time adding chia seeds to oatmeal. It was delicious! I omitted the maple syrup as I’m trying to avoid added sugar, and also did not add applesauce, just a big chopped up apple. Very yummy, thanks for the recipe!


Angela Liddon May 10, 2017 at 8:32 am

So glad you enjoyed it, Maria!


Freyja October 18, 2018 at 12:51 pm

What apple sauce did you use? Unsure where to get this!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 10:09 am

Hey Freyja, you can make your own if you don’t have access to store-bought applesauce. I usually buy whatever my grocery store (I like organic and in glass jars) has and keep it stocked in my pantry.


Sarah December 16, 2019 at 11:16 am
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I just made the Apple Pie Oatmeal, and OMG! This is the best oatmeal I have ever had! I added a tablespoon of coconut oil to it because I am suffering from Post-Concussion Syndrome and need to get my fats up, but that was the only change! Absolutely delicious!! I used the recipe directly from the cookbook, but loved it so much I wanted to log on to leave a review! Thank you!!


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