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Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oatmeal

    Do you see oatmeal as a plain and boring breakfast? You want to start your morning with something healthy, but believe that for that you need to sacrifice the flavor? Well, this brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal recipe will make you change your mind!

    This cinnamon and brown sugar oatmeal will make you look forward to having your breakfast, every time. And the best part is that it’s super quick to make and you only need a few ingredients.

    Perfect for those cold and rainy days, this recipe gives you a taste of a warm bowl of oatmeal and cinnamon, with some caramelized apple on top, which will remind you of your mom/grandma’s apple pie.

    For hotter days, you should try the overnight oatmeal version (you can find the recipe below). Either version you choose, you will be getting a delicious breakfast full of nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. You must try it!

    Brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal

    In order to make it quicker, make sure to prepare all the ingredients in advance. I love to use measuring cups to have everything at hand and ready to use.

    Also, if you want something even quicker, you can make overnight oatmeal using the same recipe, but instead of cooking the oats, you just need to pour them into a jar, together with the shredded apple, cinnamon and brown sugar, and cover it with the oat milk. Then, just add the caramelized apple and walnuts on top and let it rest overnight. It’s a great option for warmer days.

    What You Need to Make Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oatmeal

    Ingredients on a table This recipe can be made using just a few simple ingredients, and it is easily adjusted to different diets and tastes.

    For example, if you want a bit healthier version, instead of butter, you can use coconut oil. If you don’t have (or don’t like) oat milk, you can use any milk of your preference (or even water).

    If you are not a fan of walnuts, you can also use any other nuts or seeds, or none at all.

    As for the type of apple, in this recipe I use Fuji, but you can choose a different type. I would just recommend choosing the ones that have more juice.


    • Rolled oats
    • Oat milk
    • Apple
    • Melted butter
    • Brown sugar
    • Cinnamon
    • Walnuts
    • Salt

    How To Make Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oatmeal

    Start by preparing the oats. Pour the oats, shredded apple, milk, ½ tbsp of brown sugar, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt in a small pan, and let it cook for about 5 minutes on a low heat. If you want a creamier texture, just add more milk.

    Oatmeal in a pan

    On the side, on a medium heat frying pan prepare the caramelized apple. For that, you will need the apple cubes, butter, the rest of the brown sugar, and cinnamon.

    Caramelizing apple

    Stir it gently and let the apples caramelize for about 3 minutes, or until they get a nice golden color.

    Caramelizing apple in a pan

    Now, you just need to pour everything in a bowl.

    Start by pouring the oatmeal, then add the apples and finish with some walnuts on top. And enjoy!

    Brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal

    What does adding cinnamon to oatmeal do?

    By adding cinnamon, it not only gives a delicious smell and taste to the oatmeal, but also adds extra nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants to it. What can be better than having a meal that is both delicious and full of nutrients?

    Is adding cinnamon to oatmeal healthy?

    Yes, this magical powder has anti-inflammatory properties and it helps to reduce blood sugar levels.

    Brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal

    Brown Sugar Cinnamon Oatmeal

    Liliya Balinska
    Get plenty of nutrients and enjoy a delicious breakfast with this brown sugar cinnamon oatmeal with caramelized apple on top. It won’t take you more than 10-15 minutes to have it ready. And if you don’t have even that time, no problem—you can prepare it the night before and enjoy a nice jar of overnight oatmeal the next day.
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    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes
    Course Breakfast
    Servings 1
    Calories 420 kcal


    • ½ cup rolled oats
    • 1 cup oat milk
    • ½ apple shredded
    • ½ apple in cubes
    • 1 ½ tbsp melted butter
    • 1 tbsp brown sugar
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • cup walnuts
    • pinch of salt


    • In a small pan, add the rolled oats, oat milk, shredded apple, ½ tbsp of brown sugar, ½ tsp of cinnamon and a pinch of salt, and cook for about 5 minutes on a low heat.
    • Add the apple cubes, butter, brown sugar, and the rest of the cinnamon to a frying pan to caramelize the apples. Stir it gently for about 3 minutes, until the apples get a nice golden color.
    • Pour the oatmeal in a bowl, add the caramelized apples on top, and sprinkle with some walnuts.


    Calories: 420kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 8gFat: 17g
    Keyword breakfast, oatmeal
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    Liliya Balinska is a recipe developer, food photographer, and yoga teacher based in Portugal. She's been passionate about cooking and food art since she was young.

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