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Brisk mornings call for a few things: a go-to oversized sweater; a steaming mug of coffee or tea; and this oatmeal recipe. Tuck into creamy, fiber-rich oats topped with fragrant apples, satiating almond butter, and a superfood sprinkle of bee pollen and chia seeds.


½ cup gluten-free rolled oats

1 cup almond milk or water (for cooking oats)

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 date, pitted and chopped

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 apple, diced

1 teaspoon cinnamon (for apples)

¼ cup water (for cooking apples)

1 teaspoon maple syrup

1 tablespoon almond butter

Chia seeds and bee pollen (for topping)



  1. Prepare oatmeal. In a saucepan, combine the oats, almond milk (or water), ½ teaspoon of cinnamon, and the chopped date.
  2. Heat the mixture over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the oats are tender and mixture is creamy, about 5-7 minutes. Add more liquid if needed to reach your desired consistency. The dates should melt into the oatmeal.
  3. Cook the apples. In a separate pan, melt the coconut oil over medium heat. Add diced apple and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon to the pan.
  4. Add ¼ cup water into the pan to help soften the apples and create a slightly caramelized texture. Sauté the apples until they are tender and fragrant, about 5 minutes. Drizzle 1 teaspoon of maple syrup over the cooked apples and stir to coat evenly.
  5. Assemble. Spoon the creamy oatmeal into a bowl. Top with sautéed cinnamon apples and drizzle with almond butter. Sprinkle on chia seeds and bee pollen. Enjoy!
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