Apple Cinnamon & Walnut Oatmeal


Apple Cinnamon & Walnut Oatmeal

There's nothing quite like a warm bowl of oatmeal on a cold fall or winter morning, right? While quick-cooking oats are convenient because they're ready in less than 5 minutes, the texture of steel-cut oats is just so much better. (Plus, as long as you remember to soak them the night before, these oats can be ready in just 15 minutes!) I love the classic combination of apples and cinnamon, and adding the walnuts brings in some crunchiness and heart-healthy fats. Throw in some maple syrup and this is an indulgent yet very healthy meal to start the day!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Allergens: Nuts
  • Servings: 4


  • 1 cup steel-cut oats (gluten-free if preferred)
  • 1 1/2 cups plant-based milk of choice
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup red apple (unpeeled, chopped)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (chopped)


  1. The night before, place the steel-cut oats in a small bowl and add water over the top to soak. Let it soak overnight in the refrigerator.

  2. The morning of, pour the plant-based milk into a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat, then let it warm through and simmer for 1 minute.

  3. Drain the oats and add them to the plant-based milk in the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes on low, stirring occasionally. (If you like your oatmeal thicker and dryer, cook for an additional 5 minutes.)

  4. Take the pan off of the heat and stir in the maple syrup, chopped apples, cinnamon, and walnuts. Mix well and cover it with a lid, then let it sit for 5 minutes so all the flavors come together and the apples soften slightly.

  5. Serve immediately.

Bon appétit!