This voluminous Apple Pie Oatmeal will remind you of delicious apple pie but will leave you feeling energized and ready to tackle the day ahead. I like to use Gala apples in this recipe, but feel free to use any variety that you wish. This recipe is gluten-free, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and soy-free! Recipe and photo from The Oh She Glows Cookbook* by Angela Liddon. Reprinted by arrangement with Avery, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Glo Bakery Corporation, 2014.
Apple Pie Oatmeal
- 1⁄3 cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 1 medium Gala apple, peeled, cored, and chopped into 1-inch pieces
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon, plus more for serving
- 1⁄4 tsp ground ginger
- pinch of fine-grain sea salt
- 1⁄2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp pure maple syrup, to taste, plus more for serving
- 1 tbsp chopped walnuts, for serving
- 1 tbsp hemp seeds, for serving
- pinch of unsweetened shredded coconut, for serving
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the oats, apple, chia seeds, applesauce, almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Whisk well to combine. Bring the mixture to a low boil over medium heat. Simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring often.
- When the mixture has thickened and the liquid has been absorbed, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla and maple syrup to taste.
- Pour the oatmeal into a bowl and top it with chopped walnuts, hemp seeds, a pinch of cinnamon, a pinch of shredded coconut, and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
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Laura Valdez says
What is the calorie count?
Gloria, I'm sorry, but this contributor's book (The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon) doesn't contain nutritional info. We're slowly working our way through analyzing the recipes on this site. Meanwhile, you can try an easy tool like the one on My Fitness Pal to figure out the calorie count and other basics.
125 grams of apple and that going to be equal to just, like, a typical regular sized apple, like this, 25 grams of pitted dates, and then one teaspoon of cinnamon; and then one other optional addition here would be some natural peanut butter, if you’re okay bumping the calories up a little bit higher for some added flavor, about a tablespoon or so would work well.
Here's what I got for nutrition information using the labels on the food I had an some online resources:
Oatmeal without toppings:
Oatmeal with 1 Tbsp hemp and 1 Tbsp walnuts:
Note the apple has 5g of fiber WITH the skin on, so your fiber content will go down if you peel the apple (I didn't and I liked it that way)
I thought this was a tasty recipe, I own the cookbook and highly recommend it. I don't think you need an entire tablespoon of maple syrup. I had a smaller size apple and thought it was plenty sweet with half that and next time probably won't put any at all. If you don't have a big sweet tooth then the apple and the unsweetened apple sauce should provide enough sweetness.