This creamy, Apple Pie Oatmeal recipe features the flavors of apple pie and packs some extra protein to keep you full all morning!

Overhead shot of bowl of apple pie oatmeal with an apple, cinnamon sticks, toasted oats, and brown sugar surrounding it

It may be August in the south, but it’s starting to get chilly once the sun goes down! Well, chilly may be a relative term…

That’s how you know you’ve lived in the south for a while: if the weather gets below 75 degrees F, it’s time for a sweatshirt!

As soon as the temperatures begin to dip, this Apple Pie Oatmeal becomes one of my favorite options for breakfast.

bowl of apple pie oatmeal next to an apple and cinnamon sticks with toasted oats scattered in foreground

Apple season has started here in North Carolina. They are tasting so fresh right now! I love finding ways to work them into my meals during this time of year.

I created this recipe for Apple Pie Oatmeal a few years ago when I began THM. It’s perfect any time of the year, but it’s especially good when the apples are fresh.

One of the things I love most about the Trim Healthy Mama (THM) way of eating is that I don’t have to give up healthy superfoods like oatmeal and apples.

Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe

Ingredients:

Ingredients to make the recipe lined up on a counter
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small apple
  • 1/2 teaspoon caramel extract
  • a pinch of mineral salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a dash of each: ground nutmeg, ground allspice, ground cloves (can substitute a few sprinkles of apple pie spice if you have it)
  • 2 egg whites (either fresh or from the carton)
  • low carb sweetener, to taste (optional)
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This is how you make it:

To prepare your apple pie oatmeal, start off by dicing up an apple. I like using gala apples because I can easily find organic gala apples near me. But any kind of apple would be good! Make sure you’re using a small apple, or just use half of a large apple to keep your net carbs below 45 grams.

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Most recipes for oatmeal have you bring your liquid to a boil and then add the oats. I’ve discovered that I really prefer the texture of my oatmeal if I add the oats to the liquid from the beginning.

I also prefer using a combination of almond milk and water. They taste so much creamier that way!

overhead photo of ingredients for apple pie oatmeal in a saucepan

In a small saucepan, combine the oats, almond milk, diced apple, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice and a pinch of salt. Mix them up and set the heat to medium.

Overhead image of cooking apple pie oatmeal

As your apple pie oatmeal is heating up, stir it every so often so it doesn’t stick to the pan.

Once it starts to boil, lower the heat to medium-low. At this point your kitchen is starting to smell like apple pie!

Cook your oats until the apples are tender and the liquid has been fully absorbed. If you’re in a time crunch, you can keep the heat at medium, but be sure to stir more frequently to prevent the oats from sticking.

If the liquid is fully absorbed but your apples aren’t tender yet, you can add a little water to thin it out a bit (usually 2-3 Tablespoons is plenty).

bowl of apple pie oatmeal next to an apple and cinnamon sticks with toasted oats scattered in foreground

How to boost the protein

One of the important building blocks for all THM meals is protein. I’ve found that my body burns through the carbs in my E meals really quickly. The key to not getting too hungry before your next meal is to boost the protein.

The first time I tried developing this recipe, I added protein powder. Unfortunately, that gets really grainy when it’s heated.

I mentioned this to a friend and she told me that Jennifer Aniston adds egg whites to her oatmeal.

Welp. Say no more.

I gave that option a try the next time and WOW! Not only did the egg whites add 10 grams of protein, but they also made the texture kind of fluffy.

overhead shot of bowl of apple pie oatmeal with an apple and cinnamon sticks

Back to our apple pie oatmeal recipe:

Once your apples are tender, it’s time for the egg white magic. First, reduce the heat to low. Start stirring and S-L-O-W-L-Y add the egg whites, stirring constantly over low heat. Keep stirring until the egg whites are absorbed and the mixture is heated through.

If your heat is too high, the eggs may curdle. That won’t change the way it tastes, but it looks a little weird.

Next, check your seasonings. I usually don’t add any sweetener to my bowl because the apple adds natural sugar. But my family prefers their food sweeter so I add 2-3 teaspoons of Pyure granulated sweetener to theirs.

two bowls filled with apple pie oatmeal garnished with toasted oats. An apple is in the foreground

If you want to elevate your oatmeal to a whole new level, try toasting some oats to sprinkle on top! I toast mine by adding 1/2 cup to a saute pan, spraying them lightly with coconut oil, and then heating them until they’re a deep brown.

The 14 grams of protein in this Apple Pie Oatmeal is usually enough to keep me satisfied until my next meal. BUT, if I know it’s going to be longer than 3 hours until I eat again, I add a scoop of collagen either to the oats or to my coffee or tea for an extra 11 grams of protein.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!

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Apple Pie Oatmeal | THM-E

This oatmeal recipe is bursting with the flavors of apple pie and features 14 grams of protein.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, NSI, sugar free, THM, THM E, Trim Healthy Mama
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 295kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small apple, cored and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon caramel extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 dash of each ground nutmeg, ground cloves, ground allspice can substitute apple pie seasoning to taste
  • 2 large egg whites can use fresh or carton
  • 1 pinch mineral salt
  • Low carb sweetener, to taste

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, combine rolled oats, almond milk, water, diced apple, caramel extract, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves, and ground allspice. Set heat to medium and bring to a boil. Stir well once it begins to boil and reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Simmer oat mixture over medium-low heat until apple is fork tender and liquid is fully absorbed, about 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent it from sticking to the pan.
  • Reduce heat to low and slowly add egg whites, stirring the entire time. Continue to stir the oatmeal and egg mixture until the liquid has been absorbed and heated-through. Be sure that the heat is low to prevent the egg whites from curdling.
  • Test flavoring and add sweetener and additional seasoning to taste.

Notes

Please note that we are not medical or nutritional professionals. We include nutrition information for our recipes as a courtesy to our readers. It is calculated using WP Ultimate Recipe and we remove erythritol and xylitol from the final carb count because that is how THM calculates carbs. Please refer here for our complete Nutritional Disclosure.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 322mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 81IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg

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