Warm Spiced Oats w/ Easy Homemade Applesauce

Whenever fall comes around, someone inevitably has a tree exploding with apples. Besides making cider, our favorite thing to do with fall apples is make a big pot of simple, chunky, unsweetened applesauce. This simple and satisfying spiced apple oats recipe involves a simple, 5-minute homemade applesauce from fresh, in-season apples, and warming fall spices. No additional sweeteners needed!

Warm Spiced Oats w/ Easy Homemade Applesauce

Grain | Protein | Fruit
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1
Recipe From: Katie’s Conscious Kitchen



  • 1/4 cup oats of choice 1 oz


  • 2-3 apples roughly diced, a few slices reserved for garnish

Protein Options

  • Drizzle of peanut butter
  • Sprinkle of nuts try pecans, walnuts, or hazelnuts
  • Dollop of yogurt
  • Splash of milk


  • Tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice or make your own, see notes


Homemade Applesauce

  • Add the diced apples to a small saucepan over medium low heat. As they begin to cook down, mash with a fork or potato masher. If they are sticking and need help getting started, add water 1 Tbsp at a time.
  • Stir in a generous dash of cinnamon or apple pie spice.
  • Cook 5-10 minutes, to reach your desired consistency. Save the remainder for another breakfast or a snack, in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


  • Cook your oats using your desired method – stovetop, microwave, Instant Pot, etc. Add a tiny pinch of salt and a generous dash of apple pie spice or cinnamon during cooking.
  • Mix a big scoop of the warm applesauce into the oats.
  • Garnish with nuts, your desired protein (see above), apple slices, and another dash of cinnamon.


  • DIY Apple Pie Spice:
    • 1.5 Tbsp ground cinnamon
    • 1.5 tsp ground nutmeg
    • 1 tsp allspice
  • For a gluten-free breakfast, be sure to use certified gluten-free oats.
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