PREP: 10 min
  COOK: 45 min

Mexican Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal Recipe

Mix two traditional flavors of fall to create this Mexican Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal recipe. This hearty breakfast idea with apples and cinnamon is a perfect option to pair with milk when the temperatures dip.


  • 8 cups – water
  • 3 – cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 teaspoon – salt
  • 2 cups – old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup – Oakhurst reduced fat milk
  • 3 – large crisp sweet apples (such as Fuji or Pink Lady), halved and cored
  • Pinch – ground cinnamon
  • Optional – pure maple syrup
  • Optional – golden raisins


Bring water and cinnamon sticks to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat, cover and let steep for 1 hour. Discard the cinnamon sticks.

Add salt and oats to the water and bring to a boil, uncovered. Lower heat and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking. Add 1 cup milk and simmer for an additional 15 minutes until creamy.

When the oatmeal is ready, using the large holes of a box grater or shredder, shred the apples directly into the pan and stir well.

Serve into individual bowls and add more milk if a thinner consistency is desired. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sweeten with maple syrup (optional). Serve garnished with golden raisins, if desired and serve with remaining 8-ounce glass of milk. Refrigerate leftovers for up to 1 week.

Recipe and photo by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack of Muy Bueno from the site.