Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal – Super Healthy Kids

This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal has all the flavors of your kid’s favorite instant variety- but without all the sugar and preservatives! Fresh apples, sweet refreshing applesauce, chewy old fashioned oats and creamy Greek yogurt make this Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe kick the packets to the curb!

Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

One of the classic flavors of those instant oatmeal packets is Apple Cinnamon. They usually have freeze dried pieces of apple, quick oats, cinnamon, sugar and preservatives. It makes sense that they are popular because they are convenient, quick and easy to make and taste good.

The secret to making your own oatmeal, is that it is almost as easy as the packets, tastes so much better and has SO much more nutrition! Fresh apples, sweet refreshing applesauce, chewy old fashioned oats and creamy Greek yogurt make this Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe kick the packets to the curb!

apple cinnamon yogurt in a mason jar with fresh apple on top and a green linen in the background

Ingredients You Need for Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

  • Oats – definitely use old fashioned or rolled oats. They only take a couple minutes longer to cook than instant and are a thousand times better.
  • Apples – you will need fresh apples (whatever kind your prefer) and unsweetened applesauce.
  • Cinnamon – warm and sweet, the perfect compliment to crisp apples.
  • Greek Yogurt – adds protein, calcium, creaminess and is just delicious in oatmeal.

More Favorite Oatmeal Recipes

  • 2 cup water
  • 1 cup oats, dry
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup applesauce, unsweetened
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt, plain
  • Mix water, oats and cinnamon in a saucepan; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook oats 3-5 minutes.

  • Remove from heat, stir in applesauce and honey.

  • Dice apple.

  • Serve oatmeal topped with yogurt and diced apples.

Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 28mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g

Natalie Monson

I’m a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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