APPLE CRANBERRY OATMEAL- Vegan, Gluten-Free & Refined Sugar-Free

In addition to craving cookies recently, I’ve also been craving apples. Luckily I still have plenty of apples from when I went apple picking in October. I’ve discovered that cooking chopped apple slightly before adding them to oatmeal makes it taste less like breakfast and more like dessert. Add some chewy dried cranberries for texture and my morning is made 100% better!

Apple Cranberry Oatmeal

If I’m making myself a breakfast that I think my partner will eat I will usually make him some as well. I quickly learned though that he likes his oatmeal thick and I like my oatmeal thin. Initially this was pretty annoying for me because I was making one big pot of oatmeal and then splitting it into two bowls- I didn’t want to have to make two batches of oatmeal to get two different consistencies. And then I realized all I had to do was pour almond milk overtop of my oatmeal and not overtop of my partners. Voila! One batch of oatmeal, two different consistencies. Here is my Apple Cranberry Oatmeal swimming in unsweetened almond milk, yum YUM!

Drowning Apple Cranberry Oatmeal

Apple Cranberry Oatmeal

A healthy and flavourful breakfast that is quick to make and satisfies a sweet tooth!

Serves 2


  • 2 small apples, chopped
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Add chopped apples and a splash of water to a small pot and cook over medium-low heat for about a minute.
  2. Add rolled oats, water and cinnamon and continue to cook until the oatmeal reaches your desired consistency.
  3. Stir in ground flax seed and almond butter, top with dried cranberries and dig in. Feel free to add a splash of unsweetened almond milk too!

xoxo Erin

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6 thoughts on “APPLE CRANBERRY OATMEAL- Vegan, Gluten-Free & Refined Sugar-Free

  1. I had oatmeal with walnuts, cinnamon and cranberries for dinner last night. I did forget to add the flax seed meal though so this recipe was a good reminder for next time πŸ™‚

  2. I found your blog through a comment you left on Healthy Girls Kitchen. I love a good bowl of oatmeal! I sometimes make mine with 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin instead of an apple or banana – it’s so filling. I like your addition of almond butter – I will have to try that.

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