Say hello to the most decadent, dreamiest and creamiest bowl of oatmeal you have ever tasted. My Fried Apple and Almond Butter Oatmeal. This one should seriously win an award for best cozy breakfast bowl.
I have recently become a HUGE fan of fried apples as of late. You may have seen already from my latest post for my Fried Apple and Almond Butter Toast? Well this oatmeal bowl is part of my fried apples recipes, Part 2. If you are a breakfast bowl fan, gluten-free, or just can’t live without your morning bowl of oats then this recipe was made for you.
To make the fried apple is really simple. It’s made by frying chopped apples in a saucepan with a bit of coconut oil, and cinnamon and cardamom to spice. In less than 10 minutes you have a sweet and desserty fruit to top your oatmeal bowl.
For the oatmeal, I’ve cooked some large flake oats and chia seeds in a saucepan with almond milk, and more cinnamon and cardamom to spice. I love adding chia seeds to my oats for a little protein and fibre boost. It really helps to bind the oatmeal together. Once ready, I’ve transferred the oatmeal to a bowl and topped with my fried apples. Then added a dollop of coconut yogurt, and a scoop of almond butter. I also like to add a bit of cacao nibs to sprinkle for crunch, with maple syrup to sweeten. The combination is pure cosmic! It truly celebrates fall flavours in all their glory.
The best way to describe this oatmeal bowl is cozy, sweet and comforting. Much like my Fried Banana and Almond Maple Porridge recipe, the pan-fried fruit turns it into a warm and caramelized sweet treat. There is truly nothing better than starting your day with a bowl of comfort like this one. The sweet sustenance feels like you’ve given yourself a bit of #selflove before the busy day begins.
I also love this recipe as a means for using up any old apples I’ve got lying around. Apples are so abundant at the market right now, and it’s proving to be a real problem for me not to buy bags of them. Biting into a fresh, crisp and cold apple is one of my favourite parts of the fall season. But often my eyes are bigger than my stomach, and I buy way more than I can chew. After a few days they start to lose their shine and go a little soft. Although there is nothing better than a crisp seasonal apple, there is nothing worse than a mushy old one!
This recipe helps to mitigate my slightly bad habit of overbuying seasonal apples. It’s the perfect way to use up those old looking apples, or even the one’s that perhaps don’t taste as sweet or crisp as you’d hoped for. Frying the apples makes them deliberately soft and brings out their natural sweet flavours, so it becomes more of a dessert. They’re also easier to digest when cooked.
All-in-all this Fried Apple and Almond Butter Oatmeal is a bowl of comfort from beginning to end. From the creamy spiced oatmeal, to cooked spiced apple, almond butter, sweet maple syrup, creamy coconut yogurt and crunchy cacao nibs. This is a simple way to go gourmet for breakfast. I think you’re going to love this recipe! And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.
Lots of love,
Fried Apple and Almond Butter Oatmeal
For the fried apples:
- 1 apple chopped (I used fiji)
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- pinch cardamom
- Chop apple into bite sized cubes. Add to a frying pan with 1 tsp coconut oil and bring to medium-high heat. Sprinkle with cinnamon and cardamom and cook apples, stirring often until warmed and softened, approx. 5-10 minutes.
- In a saucepan add oats, chia, almond milk, cinnamon, cardamom and pinch of salt. Whisk to combine. Bring to simmer and cook oats for 5-10 minutes, or until desired porridge consistency (optional to add more almond milk for desired consistency). Sweeten with maple syrup to taste.
- Pour oatmeal into bowl and top with fried apple. Add spoonful of almond butter, and a dollop of coconut yogurt.