Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Apple Pie Oatmeal

With this recipe from Dr. Joel Fuhrman, you can have a breakfast inspired by everyone's favorite scrumptious dessert: apple pie.

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Oats are a slow food that take longer to digest so your body can utilize them properly for energy. Less fat and more energy? Count us in!


  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored and diced
  • 1/4 tsp ground Ceylon*
  • 2 pitted dates, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped walnuts


Place oats and water in a small pot and bring to a gentle boil.

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

Stir in apples, ground cinnamon and chopped dates.

Add additional water if desired to adjust consistency.

When oatmeal and apples are heated through, remove from heat and stir in walnuts.

*Ceylon cinnamon is known as “true cinnamon.” Commonly found in the U.S. is cassia cinnamon.