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These fun and easy apple breakfast recipes are a great way to start the day, from oatmeal to pancakes!

Apple breakfast recipes
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Got apples? Everyone’s favorite fruit is a great way to start the day! There are so many ways to mix up this tasty crisp fruit into breakfast recipes. Try it in oatmeal with cinnamon, baked into muffins, whizzed into a smoothie, or even on a quick and simple toast with honey. And don’t forget pancakes! Here are all our favorite ways apple breakfast recipes to make this fruit into a meal.

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Apple breakfast recipes

10 Apple Breakfast Recipes

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


This apple cinnamon oatmeal makes the best cozy breakfast! It’s simple to make with brown sugar, cinnamon, and allspice.


  • 1 tablespoon salted butter or coconut oil
  • 1 cup Old Fashioned rolled oats (do not use instant oats or steel cut oats)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1 apple, peeled and finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Melt the butter or coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the oats and toast for about 2 to 3 minutes, stirring often, until fragrant.
  2. Turn the heat to low and carefully pour in the water, milk, apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, salt and vanilla extract, stirring.
  3. Bring to a boil, then return heat to low and cook for 7 to 8 minutes until tender, then remove from the heat. Top with desired toppings and serve.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Sonja Overhiser says:

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