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Apple Pie Oatmeal


  • 1 to 1.5 cups unsweetened almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice), as needed
  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats or 1/4 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 apple of choice, sliced*
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp date paste (or 1-2 chopped dates)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon + extra for topping
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Optional topping: 1 tbsp unsweetened nut or seed butter 


1.) Slice apple and toss with honey.

2.) Add oats, apple, chia seeds, almond milk and salt to a saucepan over high heat.

3.) When it reaches a boil, reduce heat to medium low heat to simmer. 

4.) Add the cinnamon, nutmeg, and date paste once the oats are simmering. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. Top with a dash of cinnamon.

-Optional: Top with nut or seed butter of choice


Image and Recipe Credit: Sierra Andersen,

M.D. Candidate, Class of 2023

University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School 

IBD-AID Phase III (as tolerated). 

For IBD-AID Phase II, may need to use ground chia seeds, peel and dice apple, and cook oatmeal longer (as tolerated).