This sautéed apple and almond butter oatmeal is the perfect, cozy, and healthy breakfast for Fall. Maple brown sugar oats topped with creamy almond butter and apples sautéed in plant-based butter and flavored with maple syrup and cinnamon.
Sautéed Apple & Almond Butter Oatmeal
This is my go-to breakfast in the Fall! It’s delicious, healthy, cozy, easy-to-male, meal prep friendly, and full of Fall flavors.
It starts with creamy, maple brown sugar oatmeal. The oatmeal is topped with caramelized, sautéed apples which add the cozy, Fall vibes. To cut the sweetness and add protein, I top the oats with creamy, nutty almond butter. Finally, for crunch, I add granola to the party. It makes for one irresistible, Fall breakfast!
Ingredients in this cozy, delicious breakfast
This dish provides a filling, cozy Fall inspired breakfast but is quite simple to make. It only takes a few, pantry staple ingredients and fresh Fall produce:
- rolled oats
- brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
- maple syrup
- a honey crisp apple
- plant based butter
- unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
- toppings, almond butter and granola, I use Purely Elizabeth granola
How to make sautéed apple and almond butter oatmeal healthy.
This delicious breakfast comes together in under 20 minutes:
- In a medium sauce pot, add the unsweetened vanilla almond milk and pinch salt. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil over medium-high heat. Add the oats, lower the temperature slightly, and cook for 6-10 minutes or until the oats have absorbed the milk and become plump and tender.
- Flavor the oats with maple syrup, brown sugar (or coconut sugar), cinnamon and vanilla and stir till everything is well-combined. The cinnamon and maple makes this a cozy, Fall breakfast treat! Also, use coconut sugar to make this totally refined sugar free!
- While the oats cook, melt the plant-based butter in a medium skillet over medium heat (you can use regular butter if not vegan!). Add the diced apples and sautéed for 6-8 minutes or until slightly browned and tender. Add in the brown sugar (or coconut sugar), cinnamon, maple syrup, and pinch salt and stir to combine. Don’t forget that pinch of salt – it helps enhance the flavor of the apples! Cook for another minute so the apples caramelize.
- Divide the oats among 2-3 bowls. Top with apples, almond butter and granola.
Is this sautéed apple and almond butter oatmeal healthy?
Yes! It’s packed with good for you, wholesome ingredients.
The main ingredient is oats, which are a naturally gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Yes!!
The oats are sweetened with only pure maple syrup and a touch of brown sugar (or you can use coconut sugar and keep this dish refined sugar free!).
The oatmeal is also packed with apples. Apples are a wonder ingredient. They contain many essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. They are free of fat, sodium, and cholesterol. They are also full of antioxidants, fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins. It’s no wonder an apple a day keep the doctor away!
The apples are cooked in a plant-based butter, to keep this dish vegan and nutritious. Sautéing and cartelizing the apples also makes them warm, and gooey, and extra delicious!
Finally, the oats are topped with protein rich almond butter and Purely Elizabeth’s granola. I use purely Elizabeth because it’s super crunchy, made with wholesome ingredients, and low in sugar!
All together, this is a nutritious, delicious breakfast!
Can you meal prep this dish?
Yes! I like to make a big batch of this on Sunday, then have it on hand for a delicious breakfast all week long. Simply, make the oatmeal and apples and let them both cool, then store both separately an airtight containers and store in the fridge for up to a week. When ready to serve, add the oatmeal and desired amount of apples to a bowl and microwave for 1-2 minutes or until warmed through. Finally, drizzle with almond butter and enjoy!
other delicious Fall recipes!
- Healthy Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Pancakes
- Banana Bread Coffee Cake Muffins
- Chocolate Glazed Banana Bread Muffins
This is my go-to breakfast in the Fall – and it should be yours too! Healthy, easy to make, meal prep friendly, extra delicious, and cozy! Nothing not to love here!
If you make this sautéed apple and almond butter oatmeal healthy, please leave a comment below. I absolutely love to hear from you guys and your thoughts on my recipes. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or pin it on pinterest, cuz sharing is caring!
Sautéed Apple and Almond Butter Oatmeal
Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
- 1 ¾ cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- Pinch salt
- 1 cup oats
- 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar or coconut sugar
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 ½ tablespoons plant based butter
- 1 medium honey crisp apple diced (about 1 cup)
- 1 teapoon brown sugar
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- Dash maple syrup
- Pinch salt
- 2-3 tablespoons creamy almond butter
- ¼ cup granola I used maple nut Purely Elizabeth
In a medium sauce pot, add the unsweetened vanilla almond milk and pinch salt. Bring the mixture to a gentle boil over medium-high heat. Add the oats, lower the temperature slightly, and cook for 6-10 minutes or until the oats have absorbed the milk and become plump and tender.
Add the maple syrup, brown sugar (or coconut sugar), cinnamon and vanilla and stir till combine.
While the oats cook, melt the plant-based butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the diced apples and sautéed for 6-8 minutes or until slightly browned. Add in the brown sugar (or coconut sugar), cinnamon, maple syrup, and pinch salt and stir to combine. Remove from heat.
Divide the oats among 2-3 bowls. Top with apples, almond butter and granola.
Serve and enjoy!