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Caramel Apple Oatmeal Recipe

  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


This Caramel Apple Oatmeal is a fun, seasonal way to transform your normal bowl of oatmeal into a bit of a treat. This easy oatmeal recipe is healthy and delicious!


  • 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 (homemade or store-bought)


  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.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American

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