20 Ways to Have Apples for Breakfast
You know what they say about an apple a day. So starting the day with one is never a bad idea. They help keep blood sugar stable and they're full of fiber, helping you feel full longer. As fall produce begins making an appearance at your local market, discover new ways to add apples to your breakfast routine. From baked goods to smoothies to oatmeal — we're here to help you add apples to your diet with these 20 apple breakfast recipes.
Apple Strudel Muffins
Reviewer rubyruth says, "Mix-in some cinnamon, nutmeg, and honey with the apples first so that the flavor absorbs into the apples. They're good even without the streusel topping for a healthier breakfast."
Try this healthy breakfast bowl that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. Reviewer JHS says, "We had this for breakfast this morning. Both kids enjoyed it...We will make this again. It would also be a great snack or light dessert if topped with some whipped topping."
Breakfast Zinger Juice
Start the day right with this smoothie made from lemons, carrots, apples, and beets. Recipe creator raina, "This is a delicious, cleansing juice that's great in the morning. Great way to kick start your day while getting necessary vitamins."
Nothing says fall like a warm cup of joe and scones fresh out of the oven. Reviewer SUE LEVINE-KELLEY says, "These melt-in-your-mouth delights send a wonderful Sunday morning aroma of cinnamon and apples through the whole house. My family loves them."
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Say goodbye to instant oatmeal for good! Reviewer props4 says, "This has found its place in my breakfast rotation. No more packet oatmeal for me! I skip the milk (lactose intolerant). Refrigerate half and microwave it for breakfast the next day it's still good."
Veronica's Apple Pancakes
The moisture from the apples keeps these pancakes buttery even without syrup. "Very moist with just the right taste of apples. My kids loved them. I went to eat the leftovers the next morning (I made a double batch right from the start), but someone got to them before I did. Must go make some more now," says reviewer SQUEAKYCHU.
The Ben Franklin Breakfast Bowl
Chef John says, "As Ben Franklin used to say, 'An apple a day keeps the doctor away.' To get a daily dose, I enjoy one of these beautiful breakfast bowls almost every morning. I sometimes garnish with diced persimmon and roasted almonds, but there's no need for honey or dried fruit — it's very satisfying without the added sugar."
Apple-Raisin French Toast Casserole
This top-rated french toast casserole can be made ahead of time for a simple, yet decadent breakfast treat. Recipe creator JRGLUCHOW says, "This is a delicious breakfast dish that my mother likes to prepare for Christmas breakfast. It is easy to prepare and sets overnight, so in the morning you just put it in the oven and enjoy."
Find out why thousands of home cooks have given this sauteed apples recipe glowing reviews! Recipe creator 356 says, "This is great for any meal, but is great for breakfast. The syrup from the apples is great on homemade waffles. You may add raisins to the sauce if you wish."
Apple Coffee Cake
Serve this for breakfast with a dollop of vanilla yogurt on top, as the recipe creator, Nancy Gibson, suggests. Reviewer Trish-the-Dish says, "I have an abundance of apples this fall and was looking for ways to use them. I made the recipe exactly as it is written and it was very good! So moist and flavorful...I will make it again and again."
Slow Cooker Fruit, Nuts, and Spice Oatmeal
Recipe creator Life Coach Julie describes this nutritious breakfast as, "A delicious, creamy oatmeal that's slow-cooked overnight with apples, cinnamon, cranberries, almonds, and pecans. A great way to wake up in the morning! Serve with brown sugar and milk. Enjoy."
Maple Apple Turkey Sausage
This turkey sausage makes for a protein-packed breakfast that is both savory and sweet. Take it from recipe creator France C, who says, "I love breakfast sausage, but most store-bought brands are high in calories and fat and not very diet-friendly. Try this slightly sweet version made with real maple syrup. The apples help keep the sausage moist. I like to cook up a batch on Sundays and store in the fridge for quick breakfasts all week."
Apple slices and peanut butter are spread over English muffins and drizzled in a heavenly cinnamon mixture. Reviewer TOOTERBELL says, "This is probably the quickest, tastiest breakfast I've ever had. My 3-year-old who prides himself on eating nothing ever, LOVED these. I think this will be a great back-to-school breakfast too!"
Apple Banana Smoothie
Frozen bananas, orange juice, an apple and milk are all it takes to make this grab-and-go breakfast. Recipe creator Jim Wohlgemuth says, "Thick and healthy fruit drink with apple, banana, and orange juice. The frozen banana takes the place of shaved ice and results in a smooth, creamy texture. Serve with dollop of whipped cream for added effect."
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats
This slow cooker oatmeal can be packaged in the freezer for easy breakfasts throughout the week. "What a perfect breakfast to have on a weekday morning in the winter," says reviewer wish. "It is warm and filling and comforting and so nice to have it ready in the morning."
"Awesome recipe especially for on the go mornings," says reviewer Courtney Marie. A cup of tea and this apple toast is a simple and sophisticated way to start the day.
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins
These hearty breakfast muffins are loaded with oats, cinnamon, applesauce, and chopped apples. Reviewer Betsytwin says, "Moist and delicious... I added chopped walnuts and a handful of raisins, and a pinch of nutmeg. I didn't add more sugar to the batter, and they are sweet enough for me. Good breakfast muffin!"
Baked Apples with Oatmeal Filling
This is a quintessential fall treat that will remind you of simpler times. Reviewer lutzflcat says, "Tender, juicy, and perfectly cooked at 30 minutes. The house smelled wonderful while these apples were in the oven. This one takes me back to my childhood when baked apples were typically the first thing my mother cooked to welcome the fall season."
Country Apple Dumplings
Recipe creator docswife says, "Who knew that fresh apples, crescent roll dough, and citrus soda could make such a wonderful treat!" You won't believe the secret ingredient in this simple recipe.
Danish Pastry Apple Bars
An apple danish is one of the most beloved breakfast pastries, but it can be messy to eat and hard to serve. These pastry bars are the perfect solution for serving a crowd. "This recipe was a big hit with my family! The crust was to die for it was so easy and quick to make," says reviewer skram.