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Caramel Apple Oatmeal

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  • Author: Leslie Jeon
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 bowl 1x


Nothing says fall like this homemade caramel apple oatmeal! Start with a hot bowl of oatmeal, then top it off with freshly chopped apples, walnuts, and a drizzle of caramel sauce. 


  • 1/2 cup (45g) old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup milk or water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 apple, chopped (I used Granny Smith)
  • 1/4 cup (28g) walnuts, chopped
  • 1-2 tablespoons caramel sauce (homemade or store-bought)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the old-fashioned oats, milk or water, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon.
  2. Turn the heat up to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until you reach your desired consistency for the oatmeal (usually about 3-5 minutes). 
  3. Transfer the oatmeal to a bowl and top with the chopped apples, walnuts, and caramel sauce. Enjoy!


  • Oats: I used old-fashioned oats for this oatmeal, but any other type of oats should also work well in this recipe. 
  • Sweetness Level: I purposefully didn't add a sweetener to the oats since the caramel sauce adds that touch of sweetness. However, you can add some sugar, maple syrup, or whatever you'd like to the oats as they're cooking to increase the sweetness level. 
  • Apples: Granny Smith apples work great in this recipe because they pair so well with caramel, but you can use whatever type of apple you'd like.
  • Nuts: Feel free to leave the walnuts out of this recipe if you'd prefer, or you can swap them for a different type of nut. 
  • Caramel Sauce: I whipped up a big batch of my homemade caramel sauce and used that to make this oatmeal. However, you can opt for a store-bought version if you'd prefer. 
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: American