This delicious and nutritious 10-minute stovetop golden oats with apple recipe is the perfect way to start the day! The warm, spicy flavors of the turmeric combine perfectly with the sweetness of the apples and the creaminess of the oats making a tasty and energizing breakfast.
As a Registered Dietitian and busy mom, I’m always looking for quick and tasty nutritious breakfast options that will fuel me for the day ahead. So it may not surprise you that I’m a little obsessed with stovetop oats. I love pizza oats, savory oats with a poached egg, and this 10-minute golden quick oats with apples. I seriously can’t get enough!
Not only is this recipe packed full of nutrients like fiber, vitamins and antioxidants, it is also super simple to make and only requires a few ingredients.
How to Make Stovetop Golden Oats
To make this recipe you will need:
- Quick Oats
- Vegetable Stock or Water
- Salt & Pepper
- Cheddar Cheese
To make, heat a small saucepan over medium heat and bring the oats, stock or water, turmeric and pepper to a boil. Turn down to a simmer and stir, letting it cook until the oats are soft and the water has been absorbed, approximately 5 minutes.
Once the oats are cooked, dish into bowls and top with diced apple and a sprinkle of cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.
Oats, apples and turmeric are a dietitian’s dream, packed full of flavor and offering a variety of nutrition benefits per every serving.
Quick Oats: Oats are whole grains that are high in fiber and protein, helping you feel full and satisfied throughout the day. They’re also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, iron, and zinc. Oats have been shown to have a number of health benefits, like helping to balance your blood sugar levels.
Apples: Apples are a delicious source of fiber and vitamins, including vitamin C and potassium. They are also contain antioxidants that can help protect against disease. Some studies have shown that apples may help lower the risk of heart disease, asthma, and some types of cancer.
Turmeric: Turmeric is a delicious spice found in recipes like golden milk and this One Pan Turmeric Lemon Rice and Chicken with Kale. Not only is it a good source of antioxidants, it also has anti-inflammatory properties. Some research suggests that turmeric may have a number of health benefits, including reducing inflammation and improving digestion.
How Do You Know When Your Quick Oats Are Done?
You can usually tell when your quick oats are done when the liquid has been absorbed and the oats have reached your desired level of tenderness. Remember, quick oats are smaller and thinner than traditional rolled oats, so they will cook faster.
Here are a few signs that your quick oats are done:
Absorbed the liquid
When the oats are done cooking, they should have absorbed all of the water and be tender.
Soft and tender
Quick oats will become softer and more tender as they cook, so when they reach your desired level of tenderness, they are done.
Reached your desired consistency
Some people prefer thicker oats, while others prefer them to be thinner and more porridge-like. When the oats reach your desired consistency, they are done.
Can You Make These Stovetop Golden Oats with Rolled Oats Instead of Quick Oats?
Yes, you can definitely make this breakfast with rolled oats instead of quick oats. Rolled oats (aka old fashioned oats) are slightly thicker and chewier than quick oats, so they will take a little bit longer to cook.
To make this recipe with rolled oats, you’ll follow the same steps except you will want the oats to simmer for 10-15 minutes. Don’t forget to stir them occasionally until they’re ready to be enjoyed.
What type of apple should I use?
You can use any type of apple that you prefer. I typically like ambrosia or gala because they are sweet with a little bit of tartness. Honeycrisp and Pink Ladies are also a delicious option. If you prefer something that is a little more tart, I recommend a granny smith.
At the end of the day, choose a variety that you love! Do what feels good for you – mind, body and soul!
There are so many topping options for this stovetop oatmeal. Whether you’re looking to add more protein, more crunch or more flavor – I’ve got you covered.
Nuts and seeds: Add a little crunch and texture to the oats with some nuts and seeds. Try sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, or flaxseeds for an added boost of protein.
Dried fruit: Add some sweetness, flavor and fiber to the oats with dried fruits like raisins, cranberries and apricot.
Yogurt: Add a dollop of yogurt to your oats for some extra creaminess and protein.
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This delicious and nutritious 10-minute stovetop golden oats with apple recipe is the perfect way to start the day! Packed full of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants.
⅓ cup quick oats
⅔ cup vegetable stock, chicken stock or water
½ tsp ground turmeric
Pinch of coarse salt and a generous sprinkle of freshly-cracked black pepper
1 medium apple, cut into bite sized chunks
1 oz (28g) sharp white cheddar, grated
In a small saucepan, combine the oats, vegetable stock or water, turmeric, and black pepper and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently to prevent sticking to the pan.
Once the oats have thickened and most of the liquid has evaporated, remove from heat and dish into a bowl.
Top with the apple chunks, cheese, and more salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
- Prep Time: 3
- Cook Time: 5