Hearty Apple Almond Oatmeal (Recipe)

Posted on : October 15th, 2019

Hearty Apple Almond Oatmeal

It’s apple season! And that is actually my favorite time of year. I am a fan of practically everything made of apples—apple pie, apple cider, apple fritters. And this is also the time of year when I break out the oatmeal. I particularly love old-fashioned steel cut whole grain oatmeal that has a nutty texture and taste. It takes a half hour or more to make but, boy, is it worth it! On the other hand, I just discovered Trader Joe’s Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats. Just eight minutes and the results are very close to the same. (Feel free to substitute any oatmeal you like.) Add the right toppings and you have yourself a healthy protein-rich treat!

Apple Almond Oatmeal


  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats
  • 1 tablespoon Maisie Jane’s almond butter
  • 1 red apple, cored and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup whole natural almonds, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey or real maple syrup
  • Optional: cream, 1/2 and 1/2, or milk


  1. Bring 3/4 cup of water to a boil. Add 1/4 cup Quick Cook Steel Cut Oats.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 5-7 minutes, stirring regularly.
  3. Remove from heat and add almond butter; stir. 
  4. Top with chopped apples, almonds, cinnamon and honey or maple syrup. Pour a little cream, 1/2 and 1/2, or milk on top if you prefer.

This makes one very hearty serving or two child-size servings. If you like thicker oatmeal, use less water. For thinner oatmeal, use more water.

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