This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is our kid-approved, go-to breakfast in our house. Not to mention warm breakfast, which you can make it even better with lots of fresh fruit or seed toppings. We have eaten it with banana, peach, strawberries, cherries, puffed quinoa, sunflower seeds and even with chocolate chips. Endless possibilities for you to make this basic oatmeal recipe to your taste.
In our basic oatmeal recipe I use 1 cup oatmeal and 2 cup dairy-free milk. I cook them on medium heat and only add the grated apples at the very end, so they stay crunchy and hopefully retains their nutrients better. I add a bit of coconut sugar and cinnamon and voila you have an Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal for two ready in 10 minutes. This is the only type of oatmeal my daugther really loves and eats it with great vigour.
To make this apple cinnamon oatmeal even more nutritious, I usally add chia seeds and/or flax seeds and sneak in some peanut butter (1 tsp per serving). Chia seed is an amazing food. Healthline calls it a food with massive amount of nutrients but very few calories and lists 10 more benefits of having chia seeds in your meals. According to Cronometer 1 Tbsp of chia seeds (approx. 10 g) is a great source of protein (1.2 g), Omega-3 fat (1.8 g) and fiber (3.4 g), high in Vitamin K, Calcium and Magnesium. If I would like to max out on plant-based Omega-3 fat I add flax seeds as well. According to Cronometer 1 Tbsp of flax seeds (approx. 10 g) is also a great source of protein (1.9 g), Omega-3 fat (2.4 g) and fiber (2.9 g), high in Vitamin B1, Copper and Magnesium.
There really is nothing left to say. This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is dairy-free and gluten-free. It can be a really nice and healthy addition to your breakfast repertoire.
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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- 1 cup Fine oats 100 g
- 2 cup Dairy-free milk (I used Alpro oat milk) 4 dl
- 1 Apple (grated)
- 2 Tbsp Coconut sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1-2 Tbsp Chia seeds or Flax seeds optional
- 1-2 tsp Peanut butter optional
- When oat absorbs large part of the milk and starts to thicken, add the grated apple, the coconut sugar and the cinnamon.
- Stir constantly and cook for another minute or so, then turn the heat off.
- I usually wait a couple of minutes for the oatmilk to thicken and cool before serving.