Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Creamy Apple Pie Oatmeal From Scratch

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Apple Pie Oatmeal is one of my oldest posts here on GreenLiteBites. Eight years ago I shared how I mixed one of those flavored oatmeal packets with applesauce for breakfast. Two years later I dumped the packets and made a version with old-fashioned oats and artificial sweetener. Now that the kids are older I rarely buy applesauce and I’ve pretty much eliminated all artificial sweeteners from my diet. I don’t even buy them anymore.

This morning, using what I had on hand, I whipped together my latest version. This one using an aging apple, spices and some liquid egg white to up the protein and creaminess factor.

The result was fantastic! Even The 4-Year-Old thought so…

bowl of oatmeal with toddler in background.

Well, that was AFTER all the whining that there were no chocolate chips. He normally eats oatmeal made like this so the apples were a twist for him.

(He was a BIG fan when he was a baby — you have to click here to see Little Bean REALLY little.)

I tried to get him to help like his brother used to but he loses interest fast. He does, however, love to eat raw oatmeal.

kid eating raw oatmeal

He likes the oddest textures. Grapes? No. Raw chia? Yes. Strawberries? No. Almond flour? Yes.  It’s funny. He’s also the opposite of his brother in so many ways. Ryan is not a big bread or bun fan, hates sandwiches and always leaves more than half the bun when we have burgers. Evan removes the burger and only eats the bun. He could also live off peanut butter sandwiches and cheese, two things his brother despises.

Everyone told me they would be different, and I have to say, I didn’t believe it until I saw it for myself.

Creamy Apple Pie Oatmeal From ScratchAnyway, here’s how I made our bowl of Apple Pie Oatmeal this morning.

  • 1 small apple with skin, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • 1 cup water (separated)
  • 1/4 cup liquid egg whites (or more for more protein)
  • 1/2 cup (40g dry) old-fashioned oats
  • Handful of chopped almonds, dash of cinnamon and a drizzle of honey (optional)

Put the apple, lemon juice, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice and 1/2 cup of the water in a small pot. Bring it to a boil over medium heat and continue to cook for about 10 minutes.

Cooking apples

After 10 minutes smash with a fork.

smashing cooked apples

Add the additional 1/2 cup of water then stir in in the egg white and oatmeal. Continue cooking over medium heat for about 3 minutes until thick. Transfer to a bowl.

Finished Apple Pie Oatmeal

I decided to top with a little crunch and a touch of sweetness by adding some chopped almonds and a drizzle of honey. It was a huge bowl of oatmeal awesomeness.

Apple Pie Oatmeal topped with almonds and honey

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 entire recipe (excluding optional toppings)
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
270 3g 9g old: 5 new: 7
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
16g 1g 52g 11g

See other recipes using: almonds, apple, cinnamon, egg white, oatmeal

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    Kim Fearn

    July 20, 2015

    This cracked me up - my two were night and day as well. I loved the flashback to him eating apple oatmeal when he was a wee-one. I remember that post! Love your take on this recipe!


    July 21, 2015

    That looks yum! I'm not a huge oatmeal/porridge fan but I like it on occasion. We don't buy liquid egg whites, they're not a big thing here, how would you suggest replacing them? Would using 1-2 whole eggs work or would the yolks change the taste/texture?


    July 21, 2015

    My boys are night and day as well. I love the eyes you put on your fridge. I'm always seeing faces everywhere, so I had a good laugh at your fridge. It's perfect! We're still in the scorching temps here, but I'm going to try this oatmeal later on this fall. It looks delicious!


    August 5, 2015

    I made this using 1/2 tsp Nutmeg (recipe says 1/2 top Nutmeg) and it was way too much in my opinion. But I do love the concept of adding an egg to oatmeal to up the protein. Made again and just added 1/8 tsp and that was perfect.