Steel Cut Oats for One – Warm Apple Pie Oatmeal


As most of you know, I’ve been on my weight loss and fitness journey for a while now. But, what you probably don’t know is that I’ve been struggling the last couple of months. I’m now down 72 pounds and it’s been hovering there, changes are slowing down quite a bit.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not giving up and haven’t given up! I’ve just been looking for some different things to try during my journey to shake things up a bit. 

Steel Cut Oats for One - Warm Apple Pie Oatmeal


In my mission to change things up a bit, I’ve been working to switch out some of my regular foods for better options. My favorite morning breakfast was maple and brown sugar oatmeal. So so good :)

Part of eating better was to cut out sugar and foods that are filled with a bunch of crap. Easy enough, right? 

Steel Cut Oats for One - Warm Apple Pie Oatmeal

It has been daunting to do this, overwhelming and introducing new foods like steel cut oats hasn’t been very exciting.

Steel cut oats are gross. Sorry, they are. 

But, when you combine a world of spices, a little bit of apple and a little honey, you can create a world of goodness right in your belly. 

This morning, I had some extra time and cooked these up on my stove. My entire house smelled like apple pie and the taste was just as amazing. This is serious comfort food right here and perfect for my active workout days! 

Steel Cut Oats for One - Warm Apple Pie Oatmeal

If you are looking for ways to dress up your steel cut oats, you must try this recipe. I’m in love and don’t even miss those old brown packages of sugar filled oatmeal.

Steel Cut Oats for One - Warm Apple Pie Oatmeal
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  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 small apple - diced
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • honey for taste


  1. In a saucepan, combine all ingredients except for honey. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until the oats are entirely cooked.
  2. Top with a few apple pieces and a little bit of honey for added sweetness. If your apples are sweet, you won't need much.


Calories: 301 cal
Carbohydrates: 65 g
Fat: 3 g
Sodium: 14 g
Protein: 7 g
Fiber: 9 g


27 thoughts on “Steel Cut Oats for One – Warm Apple Pie Oatmeal

  • February 18, 2016 at 9:17 am
    What a fun and healthy idea for a breakfast. I am always on the go so this would be perfect for me! Reply
  • February 17, 2016 at 5:27 pm
    It's hard to give up sugar lol I know I had a hard time but I no longer add sugar to my coffee. As for steel cut oats? I would be tempted to add a whole jar of sugar lol Reply
  • February 17, 2016 at 1:30 pm
    This looks and sounds amazing! I want to try making this sometime! Thanks for sharing. Reply
  • February 17, 2016 at 8:57 am
    I don't think I've ever had steel cut outs before. Now I'm curious what it tastes like after you said it's gross. :) Thanks for the recipe. Reply
  • February 16, 2016 at 10:05 pm
    This is perfect for a cold winter morning! I love the taste of Apple pie and the yumminess of steel cut oats. Reply
  • February 16, 2016 at 7:48 pm
    72 lbs! That is so awesome! I'm on a journey of weight loss as well and always love learning of new recipes that are good for me. Reply
  • February 16, 2016 at 5:17 pm
    That looks so good Amanda! I use to eat a lot of Oatmeal for breakfast. But I made the quick and easy kind and then added some spice to it. Reply
  • February 16, 2016 at 1:58 pm
    This sounds amazing. I need to make some in my crockpot. I love apple pie so this would help satisfy the sweet tooth too. Reply
  • February 16, 2016 at 1:12 pm
    I am obsessed with oatmeal, it's a must have for breakfast and this looks incredible! I am definitely going to give your recipe a try, thank you for sharing. Reply
  • February 16, 2016 at 12:53 pm
    I have been eating more oats lately. I will have to give this delicious recipe a try. Reply
  • February 16, 2016 at 11:48 am
    That actually does sound pretty good! I too got tired of oatmeal while dieting. It became bland and I dreaded breakfast! But this puts a whole new spin on oatmeal for breakfast! Cant wait to try it out! Reply
  • February 16, 2016 at 10:57 am
    Apple pie sounds great! This would be a good way to get my husband to eat steel cut oats! Reply
  • February 16, 2016 at 7:41 am
    This looks delicious. Sounds very simple to make too. I think it would be great to have for breakfast as well. Yum! Reply
  • February 16, 2016 at 5:11 am
    I will try this for breakfast tomorrow. Apples and cinnamon are like husband and wife, and to have them in a bowl of oatmeal is one awesome power breakfast! Reply
  • February 16, 2016 at 1:14 am
    My mom was a huge fan of oatmeal. I bet she love this with apple Reply
  • February 16, 2016 at 12:28 am
    I love oatmeal for breakfast, but I haven't tried the steel cut oats. I'd love to try this. Reply
  • February 15, 2016 at 9:20 pm
    Oh yum!! I love meals for one and this looks like a fab, healthy breakfast!! Reply
  • February 15, 2016 at 7:15 pm
    Yum! That looks and sounds delicious! I will definitely be making some of these! Reply
  • February 15, 2016 at 6:41 pm
    Oh my gosh, it is so cold and I have been craving Oatmeal so bad. Then, I go to the grocery store and forget all about it. This looks absolutely delicious, I am scheduling a text to go out to my husband when he is on his way home tomorrow … Oatmeal WILL be mine! Reply
  • February 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm
    Shaking things up is a great way to get the scale moving again! Keep up the great work on your weight loss journey - 72 pounds is a huge accomplishment! Reply
  • February 15, 2016 at 6:24 pm
    My hubby is a big fan of oatmeal. I think this is something he would love. Reply
  • February 15, 2016 at 6:21 pm
    I love eating regular oats but not steel cut oats. I haven’t tried it yet so I might buy this. Reply
  • February 15, 2016 at 6:10 pm
    This sounds delicious. I haven't tried steel cut oats plain but I could definitely start my day with those flavors every morning. Reply
  • February 15, 2016 at 4:56 pm
    I have never tried to steel cut oats. Do they taste that bad? I love oats in general so I may try this just a regular oats. Reply
    • February 15, 2016 at 10:57 pm
      They are hard to eat plain lol that's the nicest thing to say about them. But, when dressed up in a recipe like this.. they are so yummy! Reply

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