Caramel Apple Oatmeal


This Caramel Apple Oatmeal is a fun, seasonal way to change your normal bowl of oatmeal into a bit of a treat.

Quick and Healthy Caramel Apple OatmealWarm breakfasts on cool mornings are one of my favorite things about fall. Oatmeal is a staple in our house and this is a fun, seasonal way to change your normal bowl of oatmeal into a bit of a treat. Don’t worry though, it’s still totally healthy and you can make it with naturally sweetened caramel (recipes at the end of the post).

The chunks of cooked apples, a little cinnamon, and just a drizzle of caramel make this caramel apple oatmeal a really fun and easy breakfast that will keep you (and the kids) full until lunch.

I’m planning on enjoying my last farmers’ market of the season on Saturday, and am hoping to find some grapes to juice and then bottle. I might also try a few pumpkin soup recipes. Other than that, it’s a plan-free weekend!

What fall activities do you have planned?

Quick and Healthy Caramel Apple Oatmeal
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Caramel Apple Oatmeal

  • Yield: Serves 4 1x


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 large or 2 small apples pealed cored and chopped, about 1 cup
  • 1 tablespoon butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
  • Caramel Sauce (if you need some links to homemade, check out the bottom of the post)


  1. In a medium sauce pan add the water, chopped apples, butter, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil and let it boil for 3 to 5 minutes or until the apples are tender.
  2. Add the oats, reduce the heat to medium, and stir while the oats cook for 1 to 2 minutes (I like a less mushy oatmeal, so I only cook it for 1 minute, it’s up to you).
  3. Remove the oatmeal from the heat and add the honey and cinnamon to taste. Dish the oatmeal into 4 bowls, add the nuts and a drizzle of caramel and serve hot.


The caramel is just a little icing on the cake. The sweetness comes from the honey and just a little flavor comes from the caramel. My kids loved that they got to have caramel for breakfast and I loved that most of the sweetness really came naturally from honey.

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Quick and Healthy Caramel Apple Oatmeal

Need a caramel recipe to go on top? I recommend these:

My nearly famous caramel dip. It’s not healthy, but it is delicious.
Cider Caramel (naturally sweet and apple-y!) from One Lovely Life
Healthy Homemade Caramel Sauce from Feel Great in 8

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Caramel Apple Oatmeal

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2 Responses
  1. Beka

    I can’t believe I never commented on this recipe! We love it. This is the ONLY form of oatmeal my son will eat. Thank you!

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As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.