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Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe

This healthy Apple Pie Oatmeal is a delicious way to begin your day. You won’t find any dairy or refined sugars in this easy to make tasty recipe!

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Baby it’s cold outside.

I’m sure those of you who live outside of Florida are laughing at this South Florida gal who’s claiming it’s cold outside. It’s currently 50 degrees outside and my house is a cool 67. No windows open. No heat on. Isn’t it weird how 67 degrees outside feels great but 67 degrees in a building makes you feel like you’re going to freeze to death? I know it’s being in closed quarters vs open spaces that causes this phenomena but it’s still a little weird to me.

Want to hear something funny? I don’t really own any warm clothes. I had to buy a jacket to wear on our NC trip next month. So I got a great deal on a lighter puffer jacket. $30 for a $150 jacket. You see, stores in Florida puts winter coats on clearance in December. Come February, you can’t find a winter coat in any store. Ok, maybe you can but I had a hard time finding one last year. Anyways, yesterday morning it’s about 45 outside with a wind chill in the 30s. I take my dog for a walk wearing a shirt, a sweater, the puffer jacket, flannel PJ pants and, wait for it…flip flops! I had to be the laughing stock of anyone who saw me yesterday morning. Us Floridian’s and our flip flops. I guess we are too lazy to put on shoes!

Apple Pie Oatmeal - This Gal Cooks #vegan #breakfast #dairyfree

Apple Pie Oatmeal

About this Apple Pie Oatmeal. I got the idea for it from this Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal with Pumpkin Cream recipe from Kathy’s Blog. Since I didn’t have all of the needed ingredients on hand, I tried a variation of her recipe. It was good! You should try it out. But you should also try this Apple Pie Oatmeal. It’s easy to make. It’s dairy free. It’s refined sugar free. And it’s pretty tasty.

All you have to do is cook some quick cooking oats and then mix in simple ingredients including almond milk, coconut oil, flax seed, maple syrup, organic unsweetened apple sauce, apple pie spice and pecans. The coconut oil makes this oatmeal suitable for leftover use. It prevents the oatmeal from clumping up and sticking together. Just reheat the oatmeal in microwave safe dish. Easy peasy, right?

Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe

Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe

Yield: 3 1 C servings or 6 1/2 C mini servings
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 C quick cooking oats
  • 1 3/4 C water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C unsweetened organic apple sauce
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup, plus more, if needed
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp flax seed, plus more for garnish
  • Chopped pecans for garnish


  1. Bring water and salt to a boil. Add oats and cook 1 minutes. remove from heat.
  2. Stir in apple sauce, apple pie spice, almond milk, flax seed, maple syrup coconut oil. Taste and add more maple syrup, if desired. Place in serving dishes and garnish with pecans and flax seeds.



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35 comments on “Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe”

  1. Has to be the best looking oatmeal I’ve ever seen! So much better than the little packets we currently have!

    • Thank you, Tanya! I was thinking the same thing as I was eating this. I often get the packets because they are easy. But they have so much sugar in them! This is so easy to make, though!

  2. Yum! Apple pie oatmeal sounds absolutely delicious! Love the fact you’ve made something really healthy a little bit more indulgent :)

  3. Pinned this! would make a lovely breakfast or pudding!

    Natasha @ Serenity You

  4. Yeah I thought it was so cold here in Spain too, but that was before I saw the temperatures right there in the US and Canada and hey, I’m not complaining anymore haha.
    What a perfect breakfast! I used to be obsessed with apple pie oatmeal, but your version takes it to a whole new level, I love it! : )

    • LOL, it was COLD in the northern part of the US last week! I live in Florida so it was cold, but only for a couple days. And definitely not as cold as the northern states!

      I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe, Consuelo. Have a lovely week. :)

  5. I love how you made a lighter sugar-free version of one of my favorite types of oatmeal. Can’t wait to try it! I’m so glad that the weather is warming back up. I moved to Florida for a reason!

    • I’m glad you liked this recipe, Ashley! I guess I am a weird Floridian. I love the cold weather! It’s supposed to be cooler from Wednesday – Monday and I can’t wait!

      Hope you have a great week and a great three day weekend. I am pretty sure you will have Monday off too. Gotta love working for places that close on all of the holidays!

  6. Can’t go wrong with apple pie oatmeal! Looks great!

  7. Julie, Looks like a great break from my usual cereal! And let’s not get into the cold conversation :-) I would win! Pinned!

  8. Lol you don’t know what cold is. Flip-flops in 30s?? I will take this oatmeal any day though…love the coconut oil in it!!

    • Haha, you are right. The coldest weather I’ve been in is around 18 degrees. And oddly enough, it was in Florida! Glad you like this recipe, Zainab! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  9. Love oatmeal and your apple pie refined sugar free version sounds amazing Julie! A steaming hot bowl of this oatmeal sounds perfect for my breakfast right now since baby it’s really cold outside here too :)

    • Thank you so much, Kelly! I hope it’s warmed up for you. It has warmed up in Florida but finally, FINALLY, we are going to have 5 straight days of temps with highs in the 50s or 60s. I’m pretty stoked about it!

      Thanks for stopping by. I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe. :)

  10. This sounds like the perfect snack to eat right now! Yum!

  11. It’s been really cold here in Texas too! The temp was in the twenties earlier this week and is slowly starting to warm up again, thank goodness! I looked like a snowman all week long with layers of clothing. Ooh…a warm bowl of oatmeal sounds perfect!

    • I’m glad it warmed up for you! It warmed up here in Florida as well but I am excited for another round of cold that will soon be here. We will actually have 5 straight days of highs only reaching the 50s or 60s. Yay! Thanks so much for stopping by, Min.

  12. Oh la la! Apple Pie Oatmeal has my full attention :)

  13. This is the perfect breakfast to start the day! So warm and cozy, ideal for these cold days. :) It might to be as cold in FL as it is here in CT, but I’m sympathetic that it’s still cold for you guys this time of the year. ;) Stay warm.

  14. I’m so jealous of your weather!! When I lived in Phoenix, I was the same way. I didn’t take off my flip-flops unless I absolutely had to. I miss that! I’ll just have to warm up with a big bowl of you yummy oatmeal in the mean time, though! Thanks for sharing this, Julie!

  15. This is a great twist on oatmeal! I wish I was in Florida right now. 67 in the house is just about perfect for me. I live in Michigan, where much of the past week was below zero :(, and I keep my heat at 68. More than that and I feel like I’m suffocating.

  16. Julie, This looks like the perfect breakfast for a chilly morning in Florida. My favorite part: the Pecans. Pinning!

  17. Californian’s love their flip flops as well. As soon as the temperatures are back into the 50’s here in Iowa, I pull out my flip flops! Everyone here laughs at me, that’s when they know for sure that I am not from here! :) I will definitely need to give this oatmeal a try Julie, especially since we are still below freezing!!

  18. Hi Julie,
    Love the healthy combination of ingredients in your oatmeal. Pinning!
    Visiting from Wake Up Wednesday. Always love stopping by your blog. Hope you’re having a great week.

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