Caramel Apple Oatmeal

Oatmeal doesn't have to be boring! This brown butter caramel oatmeal is a fun, inventive way to get your kiddos to enjoy eating a hearty breakfast! Top with a spoonful of Cool Whip® to add additional creaminess. If you have children, you can keep all the toppings separate and have them decorate their oatmeal. Enjoy!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • 1 medium Golden Delicious apple - peeled, cored, and chopped

  • ¾ cup brown sugar, divided

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • 2 cups heavy cream, or more as needed

  • 2 cups oats (such as Quaker Oats®)

  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds

  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 cup raisins

  • ½ cup sliced almonds

  • ¼ cup whipped topping


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add apple and 1/4 cup brown sugar; cook and stir until browned, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small serving bowl.

  2. Melt remaining butter in a small pot over medium heat. Add remaining brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Add 2 cups heavy cream; bring to a simmer. Add oats, flax seeds, and cinnamon; mix and stir until oats are full cooked and creamy, about 2 minutes, adding a touch more heavy cream if needed.

  3. Serve in a bowl topped with caramel apple, raisins, and almonds. Add a spoonful of whipped topping to add additional creaminess.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

750 Calories
48g Fat
77g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 750
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 62%
Saturated Fat 26g 129%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 77g 28%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 47g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 153mg 12%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 535mg 11%

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

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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