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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal with Caramelized Apples + Pecans

  • Author: Rachel Conners
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast


This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is topped with caramelized apples and crunchy pecans for an irresistible, healthy breakfast that’s much more decadent than it looks. This breakfast treat is gluten-free, refined sugar-free + vegan!


  • ⅓ cup rolled oats, gluten-free if necessary
  • ½ medium apple, peeled and diced into bite-sized pieces
  • ⅓ cup 100% pure apple juice
  • ⅓ cup nondairy milk, I used almond
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or to taste

For the caramel apple topping

  • ½ medium apple, peeled and diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans

Optional extra toppings

  • Dairy-free coconut yogurt
  • Cashew butter + Maple syrup
  • Granola of choice



  1. In a small saucepan, combine oats, diced apples, apple juice, almond milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Simmer until liquid has absorbed into the oats, stirring frequently to prevent burning, for about 8-10 minutes. Add maple syrup to taste.
  2. Meanwhile, in a separate small saucepan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Add the diced apple chunks and coconut sugar. Cook for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has melted and formed a caramel-like sauce on the apples. Stir in the pecans.
  3. Serve the oatmeal immediately, topped with the caramelized apples. Enjoy!