Homemade Apple & Cinnamon Oatmeal

A carb packed breakfast that is good to eat on those intense workout days. Juicy apples cooked in a blend of cinnamon and honey top old-fashioned oats in this easy breakfast that is ready in 10 minutes or less!

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Oatmeal is definitely a staple of mine. I always keep it in the house and it is usually the first meal I eat in the morning. I used to ADORE the sugary, quick Quacker Oats packages, but I realized being on my fitness journey that those things are loaded with too much sugar and that I can make my own versions at home from scratch.

This specific batch of oatmeal is very carb heavy. Depending on your goals this recipe is either right up your alley or can be used on major exercise days. Carbs are not a bad thing, but they have their place. Carbs are wonderful at giving energy but are actually sugar when broken down to their simplest forms. This isn’t a problem when you are having a great, intense workout session, because you will use those carbs as fuel. But if you aren’t going to workout that day, I suggest using a half of an apple instead of a whole one to cut down on carbs and/or leaving out the chia seeds and coconut sugar. There are many ways to make this recipe lower carb.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 whole apple (cut into slices)
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tbsp of honey (I used Simply Balanced Organic Raw Wildflower Honey)
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tbsp coconut sugar

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Directions:

Start by mixing the 1/2 cup uncooked oats and chia seeds in a microwavable bowl with 1 cup of water. Microwave for 2 minutes and 30 seconds. While the oatmeal is cooking, slice apples and add them to a pan. Add the honey, cinnamon, and coconut sugar to the pan and cook the apples until they are soft. Layer the apple, cinnamon, and honey compote on top of the oatmeal and enjoy!

MACROS

  • Calories: 314
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbs: 72.9g
  • Fat: 3g