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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

Loaded with apple flavor and that hearty steel cut oatmeal chew, this apple pie oatmeal is sure to be a favorite fall breakfast.  Grab a spoon and dig in!

Loaded with apple flavor and that hearty steel cut oatmeal chew, this apple pie oatmeal is sure to be a favorite fall breakfast.  Grab a spoon and dig in!




     This oatmeal is the epitome of fall.  It has so much apple cooked in and your whole house will smell like apple pie while it cooks. It is easy to make, the leftovers are great, and it is delicious too.  Make a batch every weekend all fall long and it is sure to be a magnificent autumn.  Believe me, this is a must make!

     If you are an oatmeal fan, you have to try this recipe.  It is easy to make and tastes amazing.

      We made a batch to share with family during a big breakfast.  People were going back for seconds.

        Little Dude wanted warmed up leftovers for his snack that night and again for breakfast in the morning. So I made more to have an easy breakfast for him during the week.

How should I handle the leftover oatmeal? 


      Luckily the leftovers store and reheat well. In a covered container they will keep for up to a week in the refrigerator.

      About 45 seconds in the microwave is all it takes to get you a warm bowl of filling oatmeal. It's a perfect solution for a busy morning.

bowl of apple steel cut oatmeal with apple slices and pecans

But what about toppings?


    These oats are fabulous on their own. But a few toppings can take them from good to company ready.

     A drizzle or honey or maple syrup will speak to your sweet tooth. Some toasted pecans would add a lovely crunch.

       Add fresh chopped apple for a brightness and crunch. Or a dollop of vanilla ice cream is a good choice as well.

     If you happen to have a little sweetened condensed milk leftover from making buttercream, drizzle some on top. It's indulgent for sure, but tastes like melted ive cream on your warm apple pie.

 


Original post from 2017:


     I just love oatmeal. Of course I enjoy it the traditional way and as overnight oats.

    I've also been known to throw it into muffins, pancakes, cookies and even meatballs.  It feels good to add oats and they are so versatile.


     If you come around my little corner of the internet often, you know one of my favorite ways to fix oatmeal is baked oatmeal. I have discovered a perfect combination that is hearty enough to be sliced and served as pieces but has a softer, smoother, creamier texture than you'd expect.

    I recently made a pineapple right side up baked oatmeal that was scrumptious and I love pumpkin pie baked oatmeal in the fall.


bowl of apple pie steel cut oats with diced apples and pecans

    Believe me when I say I  was tempted to work up another baked oatmeal recipe for fall. However there was a can of steel cut oatmeal in the cabinet that was begging to be used.

   The added chew of steel cut oats makes it my favorite kind of oatmeal for stovetop oats. So I immediately switched gears and challenged myself to pack as much apple goodness as I could into a bowl of steel cut oatmeal.

     I'm happy to report that I succeeded! This recipe is loaded with apple juice, apple sauce and fresh apples.

   It also has those warm fall spice tones you would expect. Top it with additional fresh apples for a fresh crunch.

dutch oven full of apple pie steel cut oats

     So if you are in the mood to start your day with a bowl of fall, this is just the thing for you. The steel cut oats do take a little time to cook, but not much effort.

    You can trim about 10 minutes off the cook time by soaking the oats in the liquid in your refrigerator overnight and then cooking them in the morning. Otherwise you could pick up some  quick cooking steel cut oats

    I enjoy the process so I liked taking the time and enjoying the wonderful aroma. Plus it gives you something to look forward to as you wait for the timer to go off.


Loaded with apple flavor and that hearty steel cut oatmeal chew, this apple pie oatmeal is sure to be a favorite fall breakfast.  Grab a spoon and dig in!

   If you love steel cut oats, try my recipe for healthy chocolate steel cut oats.  They are sweetened with banana but have a rich chocolate taste.

    You may also like maple cinnamon steel cut oats in the instant pot or pressure cooker honey pear steel cut oats. Both use the power of the pressure cooker to make the process fast and easy.

More great apple breakfast ideas

If you like apple and oatmeal together, try my apple pie baked oatmeal. It is a completely different texture and presentation, but similar flavor profile to this recipe.

For a fun way to jazz up pancakes, make peanut butter apple pancake pizzas. They are tasty and filling.

If you have a sourdough starter, make my caramel apple sourdough muffins. They are loaded with good stuff including oatmeal, apples and of course bits of caramel!

Or if you don't have a sourdough starter, but still want muffins, try pumpkin apple muffins. They feature both of fall's most famous flavors!

Watch me whip up this breakfast on YouTube


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Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmealhttps://youtu.be/0CWGkgmIeRwThis oatmeal is the epitome of fall. It has so much apple cooked in and your whole house will smell like apple pie while it cooks. It is easy to make, the leftovers are great, and it is delicious too. Make a batch every weekend all fall long and it is sure to be a magnificent autumn. Believe me, this is a must make!https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-enmfBgwEeDk/X12SC-9PO0I/AAAAAAABBT4/LIEYmVSmqZ0tLMr1pHmI5lLwLyPs1ujfACNcBGAsYHQ/w400-h225/apple%2Bpie%2Bsteel%2Bcut%2Boats%2Bthumb.jpg2020-09-20
Yield: 6 Servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee
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Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal

This oatmeal is the epitome of fall. It has so much apple cooked in and your whole house will smell like apple pie while it cooks. It is easy to make, the leftovers are great, and it is delicious too. Make a batch every weekend all fall long and it is sure to be a magnificent autumn. Believe me, this is a must make!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 30 MinTotal time: 40 Min

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup steel cut oatmeal
  • 1 cup applesauce (I used unsweetened)
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice or cider
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 dash nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoon honey (or to taste)
  • optional: additional apple slices and/or pecans for serving

Instructions:

  1. Combine the steel cut oatmeal, applesauce, apple juice, water, diced apple, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat and then reduce to a simmer and cover. Simmer for 30-35 minutes, stirring occasionally scraping the bottom of the pot to prevent burning. Add a little more liquid as you go if it looks like it's needed.
  2. When the oatmeal is cooked to your liking, remove the pot from the heat. Strin in the vanilla and honey. Start with just a bit of honey and add until you reach your desired sweetness.
  3. Serve topped with additional apples and pecans if desired.
  4. *To take some time off the cook time, you can soak the oatmeal in the liquid in your refrigerator overnight. That should reduce the time it takes to cook by about ten minutes.

Calories

161.65

Fat (grams)

1.10

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.20

Carbs (grams)

38.37

Fiber (grams)

3.21

Net carbs

35.16

Sugar (grams)

28.25

Protein (grams)

1.39

Sodium (milligrams)

9.91

Cholesterol (grams)

0.00
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Apple pie steel cut oatmeal is the perfect fall breakfast. It is loaded with apple goodness and a bit of cinnamon. Bonus: Your house will smell absolutely amazing while it cooks!




This oatmeal is the epitome of fall.  It has so much apple cooked in and your whole house will smell like apple pie while it cooks. It is easy to make, the leftovers are great, and it is delicious too.  Make a batch every weekend all fall long and it is sure to be a magnificent autumn.  Believe me, this is a must make!




Shared at The Weekend Potluck

42 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely incredible! I need to improve my breakfast choices, this will be a great start :)

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    1. It will be a delicious one, that is for sure! Thanks, Jolene!

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  2. I can't wait to try this. I'm so hooked on your baked oatmeal recipes that I've gotten away from eating a regular bowl of oatmeal. This looks really good. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. I really couldn't wait. Had it for lunch today. Dad and I both really enjoyed it and I don't think he'll complain when we have what's left for breakfast tomorrow.

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    2. Yay! I am so glad you guys like it! We have gotten spoiled with really good baked oatmeal lately, but sometimes it is nice to just have a bowl of oatmeal!

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  3. Well, how perfect is this! Another wonderful Oatmal recipe incorporated with Apples for Apple week! So soothing for the soul, now the crisp mornings need to come back and a pot of this will be on my stove! Happy Monday you pretty Apple Queen!

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    1. You always make me smile, Andrea! I am hoping we get the fall weather back and it stays for a while so we can enjoy our apples, pumpkin and oatmeal before old man winter comes to town!

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  4. This recipe is the perfect start to Apple Week. Thank you so much, Carlee, for hosting this event. I know how much blood, sweat and tears it requires.

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    1. Thank you, Wendy! It has been fun getting ready and even more fun tasting all of the apple treats. Thank you so much for participating!

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  5. This reminds me of the packets of apple cinnamon instant oatmeal, which I secretly love, but yours is about 10 billion times better. Oatmeal is my breakfast almost every day so I'm always looking for a way to up my oat game. This is a total must-try!

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    1. Thank you, Kelsie! I have eaten plenty of those packets in my day as well, but it will be hard to go back after this! Between baked oatmeal and now these steel cut oats I might be ruined on all other oatmeal!

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  6. We LOVE oatmeal. I can't wait to dig into a bowl of this. Thanks, too, for hosting such a great event, Carlee. I know how much work you put into it.

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    1. I am an oatmeal lover too! I can't get enough and this was a fun way to switch it up and cram a bunch of apple goodness into it. Thank you so much for participating, Camilla. I always love seeing the creative ideas you come up with!

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  7. There really is a lot of apple goodness here. Happy Apple Week!

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    1. Hehe! I kept jamming in apples until it just couldn't hold any more ;-) Thank you so much!

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  8. I love how low in sugar this actually is! My husband has Type 1 (juvenile) diabetes and it is hard to find recipes that aren't loaded in refined sugar or chemically laden sugar substitute!!! This one is a major keeper!!! I am so excited to try this one for him! Thanks for making it and sharing it at our apple themed linkup at Celebrate365 blog party!

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    1. Thanks, Jan! And if you aren't accustomed to eating frosting by the spoonful like I am, you could probably do away with the honey altogether and just have the natural sugars from the apples. I tasted it that way and it really was quite good!

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  9. A perfect start to your day! I'm glad we didn't do apple month, because I'd need a year to try all these delicious recipes, lol! Can't wait to see the rest!

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    1. I know, right?! I'm not sure how I am going to ever catch up to my must try list anyway. We've only started the week and I already want to taste everything!

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  10. You and your oatmeal ;) This looks delicious and I can't wait to try it.

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    1. Ha! I do have an affinity towards oatmeal, don't I? I hope you love it!

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  11. This is the best looking bowl of oatmeal I have seen! Love the flavors and so healthy!

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    1. Thank you, Shelby! I was really happy with how it tuned out :-)

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  12. Hi Carlee, I love oats, but am unable to get my hands on steel cut oats on the island!... I may have to ask the chap in the little health food shop if he could get some in this winter!... Would this recipe work in a not so powerful slowcooker. I have an old small one that I wouldn't cook meat in, but it maybe perfect for porridge.

    xx

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    1. Oh no! I forget that not all stores are stocked like ours and maybe not all places have Amazon deliver you everything under the son within two days! If you do put your hands on some, I would imagine it would work just fine in a low slow cooker. Just keep an eye to make sure it doesn't dry out and maybe give it a stir half way through to make sure it doesn't scorch on the bottom. Fingers crossed you find some!

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  13. This will be a great breakfast! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. It really is, Miz Helen! I hope you'll give it a try.

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  14. This sounds so good! I've been craving oatmeal so much, and I know the cravings started when I first saw this delicious looking photo!

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    1. Sorry about that! (But not really! At least oatmeal is one of the healthier things you can start craving around here!)

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  15. This is perfect for breakfast!

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  16. A wonderful and healthy breakfast that I would love anytime!

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  17. I remember this well because I make it a lot, especially in the fall! It has such a good flavor! Happy new week my sweet friend!

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  18. This looks kind of nutritious, and I am always looking for recipes that taste good and are nutritious too.

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    1. It is nutritious and definitely tasty! So a win win for sure!

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  19. This is perfect for fall! I love steel cut oats the best and I love that Little Dude wanted it for snack!

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    1. It's hard to say no when they're asking for oatmeal!

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  20. We love having steel cut oats in the fall and winter. Your apple pie recipe sounds so good. I like to use the crock pot to make this and set it up at night and have it ready to eat in the morning.

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