You may have noticed a trend with my recipes in that I seem to be trying to “healthify” desserts. Like my Chocolate Macaroons or my need to recreate Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream in a smoothie bowl?!? If I am honest, I think I have been on every diet trend at one time or other. I can remember coming home after school from junior high and following a “workout” routine I wrote that included my mother’s hand weights and the old school Buns of Steel video series.
Moving from one diet and exercise trend to the next, there was always some food I was denying myself. Through my health journey, I have learned that whole food, real food, should never be restricted, but should be celebrated! To reestablish a positive relationship with food means to Rejoice in how good it makes us feel whenever we eat.
Finding ways to eat traditional dessert flavors in a more healthy way, that both makes me feel awesome after I eat it and makes me feel happy, is a win-win for me. Enter the Spiced Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe. Earlier this week I wrote a post about the gorgeous sweet and juicy apples I found at the market and used to make applesauce. This applesauce inspired me to look for healthy apple pie flavors for breakfast. I hope you enjoy starting your day with my spin on apple pie.
Apple Pie Morning Oatmeal
Apple Pie Oatmeal
- 1 cups rolled oats (gluten-free oats if you need)
- 2 cups almond or cashew milk
- 1/2 cups applesauce see recipe link in the notes section below
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp ground cardamom
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 tbsp dark maple syrup
- pinch sea salt
- 1 small apple, cored and chopped into bite size pieces saute in coconut oil with cinnamon
- slivered almonds
- chopped dates
- freshly grated ginger
- Place everything into a small pot; cook uncovered over medium heat on the stove for 8-10 minutes. Stir regularly.
- Scoop oatmeal into two bowls, top with optional toppings and enjoy.