Dessert for Breakfast (Aka Caramel Apple Oatmeal)

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 8 mins

I saw a recipe for a caramel apple upsidedown cake one day and thought why not top a nice hot bowl of oatmeal with caramel & apples. A great idea was born. You can use whatever type of apple you prefer, we usually have Macs in the house. If you can get a HoneyCrisp apple it is fabulous. I prefer to eat this without milk. I will top it with a spoonful of vanilla yogurt some days. You could use table cream or half & half instead of heavy cream if you want to cut the fat content down.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel, core & dice apple.
  2. Saute in butter for 1 - 2 minutes.
  3. Stir brown sugar into apples.
  4. Stir in cream.
  5. Continue cooking another minute.
  6. Remove from heat while preparing oatmeal.
  7. Bring water to boil, add oatmeal, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg.
  8. Cook as directed for type of oatmeal you are using.
  9. Divide oatmeal between 2 dishes, top with apple mixture.
  10. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

This was only OK for us. Even though we knew this was really just a breakfast oatmeal recipe, It wasn't nearly sweet enough or creamy enough to be called dessert. I added a little (maybe 1/2 teaspoon) of cinnamon to the sautéed apples too, and we still didn't detect any cinnamon taste at all. And I don't think it's an issue of my cinnamon being too old (just bought it about a month ago). The recipe was fine as a basic oatmeal recipe, but next time I'll add about 1/3 cup more brown sugar and maybe 1/4 cup more cream so the caramel is thinner and more of a creamy sauce to smother the apples in. Made for the 2013 My-3-Chefs event.

NorthwestGal October 20, 2013