The Healthy Bite – Heart Healthy Oatmeal Recipes

Apple Pie Oatmeal


  • 1-tablespoon butter
  • 1½ cups apples, peeled and chopped, such as Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 packages Stevia
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1-cup old-fashioned rolled oatmeal, such as Quaker’s Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1¾ cups water
  • ⅓-½ cup fat-free milk, to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon


  • In a small nonstick pan, melt butter.  Stir in apples, cinnamon and 2 packets of sugar substitute. Add 3 tablespoons water and mix well.  Cook over medium-low heat, string often until apples are softened, about 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, cook oatmeal according to package directions but no need to add salt.
  • When apples are ready, stir into cooked oatmeal.  Stir in milk, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon and 1 packet of sugar substitute.  Continue to cook on low heat until hot.
  • Makes 2 servings (each serving, 1⅓ cups)


Healthy Benefits– 
There are 25 years of clinical proof to show that the soluble fiber in rolled oats can help lower cholesterol, which has obvious benefits for the heart. Research has linked cinnamon with helping to reduce blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in people with type-2 diabetes. Apples are loaded with fiber and contain both vitamins A and C.

1 serving 239 calories, 5.7 grams of fat, 8 grams of fiber


Sarah Kuretzky MA, CPT, CHHC