Spiced Apple Oatmeal with Quinoa and Almonds

One of my favorite go-to healthy breakfasts is an oatmeal porridge with soymilk, nuts, and seasonal fruit. I also like to mix it up a little when it comes to my breakfast cereal recipes. Case in point: This yummy, easy and super nutritious Spiced Apple Oatmeal with Quinoa and Almonds. Along with oatmeal, this recipe has whole grain quinoa, almond butter, almonds, soy milk, apples, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom. That means it’s rich in fibers, plant proteins, healthy fats, and a variety of nutrients. You can mix it together in no time, and this oatmeal recipe makes four servings, which means you can serve a family (kids love it!), or create four healthy meal prep breakfasts for the week. Just grab, pop in the microwave, and you’re set! Plus, this recipe for Spiced Apple Oatmeal with Quinoa and Almonds is gluten-free and vegan, making it ideal for allergy-friendly eating and multiple dietary preferences. 

Health Benefits of Oats

Whole grain oats truly is a nutritious food, beyond an easy solution for a delicious breakfast. Oats make a great on-the-go travel breakfast, as it is generally one plant-based option I can find at an increasing array of restaurants and eating venues. In addition, those oatmeal cups and packets are so easy to pack in suitcases and backpacks, right? Just add hot water and you’re set. More on why I love oats? Well, aside from being so versatile, every bowl of oats is a rich source of nutritious whole grains, which provide slow-digesting carbs, along with fiber, protein, thiamin, phosphorus and magnesium to help support your health. That’s why an oatmeal breakfast can have you leaving the house feeling satiated and ready to start your day. Plus those fibers found in oats have been shown to significantly reduce blood cholesterol levels, decreasing your risk of heart disease. 

How to Use Oats

You can use oats in more than just cereal—I use oats in cookies, fruit crisps, chili, veggie burgers and pilaf. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy your morning oat porridge, too. I love trying new and interesting ways to enjoy my oats. So, it was fun creating this Spiced Apple Oatmeal with Quinoa and Almonds recipe, which is so flavorful and satisfying. Another way you can enjoy this oats recipe is to put the ingredients in your slow cooker the night before so you wake up to a fresh batch in the morning. Pack it up in a mason jar to tote along with you to work, school, or your travels for the day. 

This easy, plant-based breakfast of Spiced Apple Oatmeal with Quinoa and Almonds is filled with flavor and nutrition power.

 

Watch me make this recipe on my Instagram video here.

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This vegan, gluten-free Spiced Apple Oatmeal with Quinoa and Almonds recipe is packed with nutrition and good taste. Cook it up in 15 minutes, and meal prep this healthy oatmeal breakfast recipe for the week.

  1. Add water and soymilk to a medium pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and stir in almond butter, mixing until smooth.
  3. Add oats and quinoa, mix well, and cook uncovered over medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add pure maple syrup (optional), cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, and apple, and stir well. Continue to cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, for an additional 10 minutes, until grains and apples are tender. May add additional water (according to your preference) if mixture becomes too thick.
  5. Top with almonds and serve immediately.
  6. Makes 4 servings

Notes

May serve with additional soymilk, apple, and cinnamon topping.

If you are doing meal prep, you may want to reserve almonds until serving time to avoid sogginess.

If you are eating a gluten-free diet, look for certified gluten-free oats and quinoa.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 395
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 58 mg
  • Fat: 15 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 55 g
  • Fiber: 9 g
  • Protein: 14 g

Keywords: vegan oatmeal, healthy oatmeal, best vegan oatmeal

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For other plant-based breakfast porridge recipes, check out the following:

Savory Oatmeal with Spinach, Mushrooms and Tofu
Pumpkin Overnight Oats
Steel Cut Oats with Cranberries and Pear
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal with Pistachios
Healthy Trail Mix Homemade Oatmeal
Vegan Overnight Oats with Figs and Walnuts
Baked Peanut Butter Chocolate Cranberry Oats

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