Start your morning off on the right foot with a bowlful of this hot, creamy oatmeal that’s topped with tender caramelized apples and lots of crunchy cashews—Whips up in 10 minutes and perfect for an on-the-go breakfast!
How many ways do I love my oatmeal? Let me count the ways….
How much do I adore apples? I think the last 4 days answer that question.
So far for Apple Week we’ve indulged in caramel apples, had a slice or twenty of upside down cake, faceplanted into a tall stack of these pancakes, and omg DIED over this awesome cream cheese.
Today we’re doing breakfast. Because I donno about you, but a cold fall morning calls for something as warm and cozy as apples and oatmeal.
In other news it is COLD here, people.—I had to pull out my jeans and sweatshirts yesterday! Not. Cool.
So throughout the entire summer, my morning oatmeal has featured mainly summer berries. Now that’s it’s practically fall, my morning oatmeal definitely needed a seasonal upgrade.
Preferably in the direction of apples.
Or caramelized apples, which is even BETTER because it’s basically like eating caramel for breakfast. #WIN.
Oooh yeah, and we can’t forget the cashews. Which FYI is pretty much my fav nut in the world.
Yep. All this awesomeness on top of a super-creamy and piping-hot bowl of oats.
Faceplant city FO REAL, guys.
It’s kinda just what these chilly Wisconsin fall mornings need. 😉
And did you catch the words “10 minute” in the title? For real, it takes 3 minutes to cook your oatmeal, 5 minutes to caramelize up some apples, 2 minutes to pile it all in a bowl with your crunchy-toasty cashews…
Dump on the milk….
Drizzle on a bit ‘o golden honey…
Dive headfirst into the bowl.
Aaaand then it takes about 2 seconds to shove the entire contents of the bowl in your face.
Mmmm…just the SMELLS of this oatmeal cooking is enough to make me MORE than ready to start the day.
Imagine how energized I must feel after eating a bowlful of this golden stuff.
More than ready to tackle that leg workout. 😉
It’s definitely a plus that this oatmeal is SUPER-healthy, but tastes totally indulgent.
The creamy-ness of the oatmeal…the soft, caramely apples….the crunchy, salty cashews….just wow. Best oatmeal combo ever.
Yes, even boring ol’ oatmeal can be indulgent.
Unless you’re me and used to think that even a plain bowl of oatmeal was a treat. #imstrange
10 minutes, guys. Skip the Starbucks breakfast run and take 10 minutes of your morning to whip up a bowl of this hot, creamy fall comfort.
I can tell you firsthand that it really boosts your day in an upward direction that most of us not-morning-people definitely need.
Mmmm…weekend morning comfort food. Doesn’t get any better than this. 😀
10-Minute Oatmeal with Caramelized Apples + Cashews
- 3-1/2 cups water
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 Gala apples peeled, cored and sliced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chopped cashews toasted
- Milk and honey for serving
- In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water to a boil. Stir in oats and salt. Reduce heat to medium-low and stir occasionally 1 minute until oatmeal is thickened. Remove from heat and cover. Set aside.
- In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, saute sliced apples in butter with honey and cinnamon. Stir occasionally until apples are softened and caramelized.
- Ladle hot oatmeal into 3 bowls and divide caramelized apples between bowls. Sprinkle cashews over apples and serve oatmeal warm with milk and extra honey.
This looks so good Sarah! Love that it only takes 10 minutes for all that yumminess! Cashews are one of my favorite nuts but I’ve never tried them with oatmeal.
Thanks, Christin! Cashews are SO amazing in oatmeal! You definitely need to try it. 🙂
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
The looks like a bowl of oatmeal perfection, Sarah! I love that you added caramelized apples and cashews on top. Sounds like the perfect fall breakfast!
Thanks, Gayle! Perfect fall breakfast ALL the way. 😀
Liz @ Tip Top Shape says
This looks so, so good!!!
Thanks so much Liz!
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
I am SO jealous of your cold weather! I’d rather be cold and able to bundle up in blankets and sweatshirts than sweating and taking a ton of cold showers to cool off! Please send your cold weather my way, before I melt.
This oatmeal looks delicious! I’m eating oatmeal as I type this! But mine is just plain with milk. Booooring! Would much rather have this caramelized apple and cashew version. Loving your gifs by the way! So cool!
Hahaha! I am TOTALLY sending you all of our cold weather, Natalie! I’d much rather be melting right now. LOL.
And wowzers is that perfect timing or what?! Girl, jazz up that oatmeal FAST with some caramelized apples and nuts!
And thanks by the way! Gifs are SO much fun to make. 🙂
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Cooking & Creating says
This looks like an awesome breakfast! I love that you added some cashews to it!
Cashews are such a fun way to jazz up otherwise-boring oatmeal. 🙂 Thanks Kelly! Hope you have a good weekend!
Annie @Maebells says
Wow! I love all of the flavors here! I often see walnuts paired with apples but I am glad you used cashews, such a nice twist!
Thanks, Annie! I was THIS close to using walnuts in this oatmeal, but my bag of cashews was literally screaming “USE ME!” 😉
Renee @ Two in the Kitchen says
I my WOW!! I am dying over this apple oatmeal! And with cashews!! My favorite!! These photos are absolutely stunning Sarah!!
Thanks so much, Renee! Your comments always make my day. 🙂 You’re the sweetest!
Hope you have a fun weekend, girl!
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
This is the best looking oatmeal ever! I love all those caramelized apples – definitely takes my boring oatmeal to a whole new level! Pinning and can’t wait to try this out 🙂
Boring oatmeal shall be no more with awesomeness like this around. 😉 As always, thanks for pinning, Kelly!
I’ve been eating apples in my oatmeal this week and I love it — it tastes like a healthy apple pie! This oatmeal looks dee-licious with all those apples and cashews! What a great way to start the day. 🙂
Oh my gosh, YES. I wish I’d said that! It tastes almost exactly like apple pie! 🙂
It’s that time of year again when I want oatmeal for breakfast all the time! It was cold here today too, so not cool.. not yet anyways. But I could definitely take a bowl of this oatmeal. Love the cashews on top, definitely need to try that out!
Thanks, Danielle! A hot bowl of oatmeal is definitely my favorite way to start a chilly fall day! 🙂
I’m just loving your photos Sarah! And your little gif! Awesome! I’m also loving apple week! I’m going apple picking this weekend and then I need to make all of these recipes! Also, sooooo jealous of your jeans and sweatshirt weather! It is getting a little cooler here, but def not that cold yet. I still could go for a huge bowl if this oatmeal for breakfast tomorrow morning! It looks delicious 🙂
I am sooo jealous that you get to go apple-picking, Izzy! Eat some big ones for me! 🙂 And I will gladly give you all my cold weather! LOL. Thanks girl!
Olivia - Primavera Kitchen says
Wow this is the best oatmeal ever, Sarah! I’ve never had oatmeal with cashew! That’s a great idea, my friend 😉
Thanks so much, Olivia! You’re the sweetest. 🙂
Judit + Corina @ Glamorous Bite says
Beautiful photos Sarah! Love your perfect autumn breakfast bowl filled with our favorite treats 🙂
Thanks for the photography compliments, Judit! 😀
Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats says
10 minutes… yes please and loving the caramelized apples. Looks so creamy and delicious! Love the action clip too girl! How did you do that?
Thanks, Krista! I made those photos into a gif, using this tutorial from Ali at Gimme Some Oven—it was really easy and fun to make! 🙂