“Apple Pie” Oatmeal

Happy Sunday! 
We’ve been eating a lot of oatmeal for breakfast lately, and are always looking for fun ways to switch things up.  If you like apple pie filling as much as Sprout does, give this recipe a try!

Quick note: If you are gluten free, please make sure your oats/oatmeal packet is certified gluten free! Some companies use the same equipment to process different kinds of grains, which can lead to cross-contamination if you are highly sensitive. 

Text description of first image: 

Sprigge and Sprout (a grey rat with a green bandana sitting on the right, and a white and grey patched mouse with a purple neck handkerchief  sitting on the left) are at the table, eating out of little blue bowls. Sprout looks bored and is idly stirring their food.

Sprigge asks, “What’s wrong? I thought you like oatmeal?”

Sprout responds, “I do, but…” 

Sprout perks up asking, “can I eat something else instead?” 

“Like what?” Sprigge responds. 

Sprout raises their little paws up and shouts in all caps, “like APPLE PIE!”

Sprout face palms, murmuring “oh boy.”

The second image starts with isolated heads of Sprigge and Sprout. Sprout looks excited with stars in their eyes as Sprigge points and says “you know what? I have an idea!” 

The recipe for apple pie oatmeal follows.  

Apple Pie Oatmeal



-1 Plain oatmeal packet or a serving of rolled oats

-1 Apple (the type is up to you – we recommend using ripe and slightly softer apples, as they are a bit sweeter so you don’t have to add as much sugar)

– ½-1 Tsp lemon juice

-Cinnamon, salt, and sugar to taste



First peel, and then slice or dice your apple (size and shape is your preference).

Add to a pot with your cinnamon, salt, sugar, lemon juice, and a splash of water. Just enough water to coat the bottom of the pan and prevent sticking/burning. 

Cover with a lid and set on low-medium heat. You’ll want to check occasionally to give it a stir and add a touch more water if needed. You’ll be cooking the apples until they are soft and almost mushy (depending on how thin or small you cut them, this can take anywhere between 10-15 minutes). 

Next, prepare your oatmeal how you like it, with water or milk, and an extra dash of cinnamon, then top with your cooked apples. If you’re like us and hate having tons of dishes to wash, you can cook your oats in the same pot as the apples once they look like they’re just about ready! 

Top with extra sugar and cinnamon to your liking, or even add extras like some ground flax or toasted nuts or seeds for an extra crunch. 


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