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18 Ways to Have Apples for Breakfast

An apple a day...

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 18 apple breakfast recipes.

1. 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."

2. Breakfast Apples

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 Apples
Photo by Paula

3. 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."

Breakfast Zinger Juice
Photo by mommyluvs2cook

4. Apple Scones

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 Scones
Photo by footballgrl16

5. 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."

6. 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 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.

Veronica's Apple Pancakes
Photo by foodelicious

7. 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."

8. 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."

Apple-Raisin French Toast Casserole
Photo by Sheena

9. Sauteed Apples

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."

Sauteed Apples
Photo by FoodFan

10. Apple Coffee Cake

Serve this for breakfast with a dollop of vanilla yogurt on top, as 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."

Apple Coffee Cake
Photo by Tammy Ostermann

11. 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."

Slow Cooker Fruit, Nuts, and Spice Oatmeal
Photo by 5Foot3

12. 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."

Maple Apple Turkey Sausage
Photo by France C

13. Breakfast Rounds

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!"

Breakfast Rounds
Photo by Megs

14. 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."

Apple Banana Smoothie
Photo by Ann Marie Natal

15. 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."

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats
Photo by lutzflcat

16. Apple Toast

"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 Toast
Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

17. 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 batter and they are sweet enough for me. Good breakfast muffin!"

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins
Photo by whyfrank

18. Baked Apples with Oatmeal Filling

This is a quintessentially 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."

Baked Apples with Oatmeal Filling
Photo by lutzflcat

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