top down view of cinnamon oatmeal with applesauce, pecans, apples, pomegranetes in a black bowl

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Whole grain oats and cinnamon simmered together in unsweetened almond milk, served with healthy toppings and a touch of maple syrup makes a delicious breakfast ready in less than 15 minutes!


Units Scale
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cup water or unsweetened non-dairy milk (or a combo)

Healthy Toppings

  • 1/22/3 cup cranberry applesauce
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • small handful pecans, whole or broken
  • small handful pepitas
  • small handful pomegranate seeds
  • pure maple syrup, to taste


Stovetop: In a medium sauce pan, add the oats, cinnamon and water/milk, bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, over a gentle boil for 5 – 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Let cool a few minutes before serving.

Microwave: In a medium sized bowl, add oats, cinnamon, and water/milk. Microwave on full power for 3 – 4 minutes. After 3 minutes, keep an eye on the bowl, if it starts to boil over, open the microwave door to stop it. Once oatmeal has settled, continue cooking keeping an eye on it. Add 30 seconds – 1 minute more if needed. Let cool a few minutes before serving.

Serve with the healthy toppings, or anything else you may like, and enjoy a healthy bowl of cinnamon oatmeal.

Store leftover oatmeal in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days or freeze in individual portions for up to 2 months.

To reheat, add a splash of water to the oatmeal and heat over low heat on the stove, or on high power in the microwave for 1 – 2 minutes.


Change up the nuts and seeds to suit your taste, or to what you have on hand.

You may also like to change it up with topping your oatmeal with these warm and delicious Healthy Skillet Cinnamon Apples.