Date Sweetened Apple Pie Oatmeal

January 15, 2014

Creamy oats sweetened with dates and served over a baked cinnamon apples makes this the perfect lazy weekend breakfast.


  • 2 tart or sweet apples, peeled, cored and evenly sliced
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • pinch salt
  • 4 dates, finely chopped
  • pecans or walnuts to garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Toss apples with lemon juice, cinnamon and honey. Bake for 5 minutes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Stir them around and then roll over parchment paper and tuck it in so they’re in a “pocket” to trap in moisture. Bake for another 10-15 minutes until soft and set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan over high heat, add oats, a pinch of salt, water, almond milk and stir. Bring to a boil and reduce to low-medium heat and cook until thick and creamy. Add the chopped dates a few minutes after reducing the heat so they soften and sweeten the oats.
  4. Once thick, remove from stove top. Add a little almond milk if it’s too thick for your liking.
  5. Arrange 1/3 cup baked apples in bottom of a serving bowl and top with oats. Sprinkle with nuts and cinnamon.

Recipe credit: Minimalist Baker

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