Try this homemade oatmeal recipe with apples, cinnamon and nutmeg, and you’ll never buy instant again. Make it the day before for a quick breakfast.

Yield: 1 cup

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Nutritional Highlights: Apples contain cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber and are also rich in quercetin, an antioxidant to fight Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers.

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Recipe From: Illinois Farm Bureau Partners


  • ½ cup diced Gala or Golden Delicious apples (equals about half a medium apple)
  • ⅓ cup apple juice
  • ⅓ cup water
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • ¹⁄₈ teaspoon salt (optional)
  • ⅓ cup rolled oats, uncooked

Tips & Notes

This homemade apple-cinnamon oatmeal can be made the day before and reheated in the microwave for a quick breakfast.



  1. Combine apples, juice, water and seasonings; bring to a boil.
  2. Stir in rolled oats; cook 10 minutes. Let stand several minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): Calories – 173, Fat –2.0g, Dietary Fiber – 4.3g, Protein – 3.7g, Vitamin C – 62%.

**Nutrition information is calculated using an online calorie calculator. Variations may exist. Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet.

Recipe From: Farm Flavor -

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  1. Rachel Bertone says:

    Linked up at Foodie Friday and Friday Flair

  2. Diane Balch says:

    I love a simple healthy breakfast. Great idea. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

  3. Nancy says:

    please send me the recipe of the 4-H boy that had
    had the dressing.

    Thanks. ( i think it was last year)

  4. Sew Crafty Angel says:

    Quick, easy and healthy. I love it.

  5. Rachel says:


  6. Taven says:

    Have leftover cranberries from Thanksgiving? Make cranberry apple oatmeal topped with walnuts the day after for a warm and hearty breakfast.