You may be asking, “A fried apple pie steel cut oatmeal recipe in August?” Yep. I’m already starting to feel the fall vibes. It could have something to do with the fact that my local grocery store has already put out their display of cinnamon scented pinecones. But truth be told, this recipe is good year round.
If you know me all, then you know I am not an avid cook. I just don’t LOVE to spend hours cooking food. I’m more of a throw-it-together kind of girl. I like things simple, healthy and delicious. And this recipe is just that.
But before we get into the specifics of how to make this bowl of yumminess, let’s chat for a second about the health benefits of apples.
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Health Benefits of Apples
I love apples! I eat an apple a day, and not only because they keep the doctor away (I couldn’t resist) but because they’re so delicious. They also happen to be packed with incredible health benefits:
prevent certain types of cancers (colon, liver, prostate, liver, lung, breast)
packed with phytonutrients and antioxidants
aid in weight loss
I also love that they happen to be a really versatile food for year round cooking and baking. Which brings me to the star of the show, the real reason you’re here, my Fried Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal recipe.
Ingredients for Fried Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal
This recipe is for one serving, so adjust accordingly.
Apple (Organic Honeycrisp Apples are my favorite, so that’s what I used)
1 tsp melted Organic Coconut Oil
Spices: Cinnamon, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Clove (I don’t measure these out for this recipe. It’s really personal preference)
1 TBSP Almond Butter
1 tsp Organic Maple Syrup
I prefer to use organic ingredients whenever I can. It’s personal preference, so don’t feel like you HAVE to use organic. Use what you have. Use what you like.
To Make Fried Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal
I make a big batch of plain steel cut oatmeal to get me through the week. I like to do this so I can top my steel cut oatmeal with whatever I want, depending on the day (and let’s be honest, my mood).
Steel Cut Oatmeal is super easy to make. I make sure that I use an organic, gluten free brand such as this one.
It’s a 3:1 ratio, so I usually do 3 cups of water to 1 cup of oats.
Bring water to a boil and add in oats.
Bring back to a boil then bring down to a simmer.
Let cook, uncovered, for about 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and dd in some cinnamon and vanilla extract if desired.
Cut your apple into chunks.
Toss with melted coconut oil and spices (I measure spices with the heart, not the spoon).
Air fry apples at 375F for about 12-15 minutes, or until they are at your desired tenderness. The length of time will depend on the size of the apple chunks.
Heat up the almond butter and maple syrup together. I do this in the microwave in 10 second increments, just until it’s runny enough to drizzle.
Top oatmeal with apples, almond butter/maple syrup mixture and sliced almonds.
Equipment Needed for Fried Apple Pie Steel Cut Oatmeal
Since this recipe is so simple, you really only need one piece of equipment. And it’s one that I use all the time and would highly recommend you get one if you don’t already have one. That, my friends, would be an air fryer.
I love, love, love my air fryer and use it all the time. It makes cooking things so much quicker and healthier (you use little to no oil to “fry” things).
This is the one I have. It’s big enough to fit in a lot of food (there are really small ones out there, so make sure you pay attention to the size) and it’s really easy to use.
Even though I would recommend the one I have, there are so many on the market now that I honestly don’t think you could really go wrong with any of them.
And there you have it, friends…a super simple and healthy breakfast that the whole family will enjoy. Please let me know in the comments if you decide to make this recipe and what you think of it.
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