Indulge in a Nostalgic Autumn Tradition with this Hearty Breakfast Bowl Recipe

Oct 23, 2023 | Main Courses


Prep Time

Cooking Time

5-10 minutes
30-40 minutes

Recipe being made

As the cool autumn breeze weaves its way through the colorful foliage, I am reminded of a cherished family tradition from my childhood. Every fall, my grandmother would whip up a hearty breakfast bowl that seemed to encapsulate the essence of the season. This dish originated from our ancestors who relied on the humble ingredients they had on hand. Today, I am excited to share this recipe with you and invite you on a culinary journey through time.


For the Breakfast Bowl:
– 1 cup steel-cut oats
– 2 cups water
– 1 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)
– 2 tablespoons maple syrup
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– Pinch of salt
– 1 tablespoon butter
– 2 apples, cored and diced
– 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
– 1/4 cup dried cranberries
– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the Toppings (optional):
– Greek yogurt
– Maple syrup
– Additional chopped walnuts and dried cranberries

Homemade ingredients


1. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add the oats and a pinch of salt. Reduce heat to low and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the oats are tender and the mixture thickens.

2. Meanwhile, in a separate pan, melt the butter. Add the diced apples, walnuts, dried cranberries, ground cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sauté over medium heat until the apples are soft and the flavors meld together. Remove from heat and set aside.

3. Once the oats are cooked, stir in the almond milk, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Cook for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend.

4. Divide the oatmeal into bowls and top with a generous spoonful of the warm apple mixture.

Optional: Drizzle with Greek yogurt and an additional drizzle of maple syrup. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts and dried cranberries for an extra touch of indulgence.

Serving suggestion

Tips and Variations:
– If you prefer a creamier consistency, you can replace the almond milk with cream or full-fat milk.
– Feel free to experiment with different fruits such as pears or peaches, adjusting the spices accordingly.
– To make this recipe gluten-free, use certified gluten-free oats and ensure the toppings are gluten-free as well.
– For a savory twist, swap out the maple syrup and vanilla extract for a pinch of salt and cracked black pepper. Top with a fried egg and crispy bacon for a delicious breakfast bowl Revival.

This comforting fall breakfast bowl not only warms your body but also nourishes your soul. The combination of tender oats, fragrant apples, and crunchy nuts will transport you to a time when food was prepared with love and intention. It’s a dish that encapsulates the rich history and traditions of our past while providing a modern twist. So, as we delve into the flavors of fall, I invite you to create memories and embrace the warmth of this autumn-inspired breakfast bowl.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 breakfast bowl

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 400
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
  Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 120mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 19%
  Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
  Sugars 24g  
Protein 7g  
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 10% Iron 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
  Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
  Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

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