Rice Cooker Apple Pie Breakfast Bowl

Hold onto you hats, because your morning is about to get a whole lot more efficient!

Rice Cooker Apple Pie Breakfast Bowl I am really grateful to be an early bird, because my class schedule this semester contains four classes at 8:30 in the morning. Despite my tendency to wake up at 6:30 am regardless if I want to or not, I still find myself rushing to get out of the door in the morning. I like to take my time watching the sunrise, sipping tea, packing my bag, and eating my breakfast before I head to campus for a three hour lecture, thank you very much! Eating a wholesome breakfast is also part of my morning ritual, which takes up precious morning time as well. I have a thing for making stovetop oatmeal, but who has time to stand there stirring it? Not this girl.

Rice Cooker Oatmeal I had the idea to cook my oats in the rice cooker one morning after I returned late from a morning run. I had one hour to shower, pack my lunch and bag, print notes, look presentable, and eat breakfast. Enter, rice cooker. All I had to do was measure, chop, and stir; 15 minutes later as I hopped out of the shower by breakfast was ready! I couldn’t be more pleased with how this dish turned out; I hope to play around with making other things is the rice cooker as well!

Rice Cooker Apple Pie Breakfast Bowl

Yield: 2 large servings

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes


  • 3/4 c. rolled oats (certified gluten free if required)
  • 1/4 c. dry quinoa
  • 2 c. water
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. maca powder
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large or 2 small apples, diced
  • 1/4 c. apple butter (or apple sauce); divided
  • toppings: walnuts, cinnamon, diced apples


  • Add oats, quinoa, water, cinnamon, maca, vanilla, flax, and diced apples (saving a 1/4 c. for topping) to rice cooker. Stir well, cover and switch on.
  • Allow to cook until water is absorbed and rice cooker switches off (approx. 15 minutes).
  • Divide servings, stir in 2 tbsp apple butter/sauce, and top with walnuts, cinnamon, and diced apples. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.

Rice Cooker Apple Pie Oatmeal and Quinoa

This is a perfect fall breakfast; apples are fresh and in season so eat them up while you can! The maca powder is optional, but it has a caramel-y flavour that compliments the dish well. Also, be as liberal with the apple butter/apple sauce as you like; adding more will sweeten the dish even more! If you don’t have a rice cooker, I expect you can make on the stove-top as well; just keep an eye on it to keep it from burning!

Fill in the blank(s): My favourite variety of apples is ____. Besides rice, I cook ____ in my rice cooker.

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06. October 2013 by Suzanne
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Comments (14)

  1. Now I kind of want to go steal my parent’s rice cooker ;-) I used to use it all the time when I lived at my parents, it’s a useful gadget! I never tried cooking oatmeal in it before though, clever!
    My favourite kind of apples are Ambrosia, followed closely by Honeycrisp. Third is Pink Lady!
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  2. Rice cooker?! That’s so cool – I miss my rice cooker back home – now I’m sticking to the traditional way making rice on stove. I love that idea of apple pie breakfast bowl!

  3. I love efficiency posts and this is a fantastic idea! I can not believe I’ve been so dense as to only cook rice in my rice cooker! Thanks for opening my eyes to new possibilities!

  4. My favourite variety of apples is Honey Crisp and I don’t have a rice cooker at the moment, so nothing!

    I wish I did though, I love how easy this looks!

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  7. what setting did you use on the rice cooker? I find that if I cooks oats the whole thing boils over. Can you give more details on that portion of the recipe? thanks

    • My rice cooker only had one setting so I’m guessing a general ‘white rice’ setting would be best. The recipe served two (I used just over a cup of oats and a couple cups of liquid) and the pot was only half full. Hope this helps!!

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