Almond Butter & Jelly Oatmeal Bowl with Spiralized Apples and Toasted Almonds

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Almond Butter & Jelly Oatmeal Bowl with Spiralized Apples and Toasted Almonds

Almond Butter & Jelly Oatmeal Bowl with Spiralized Apples and Toasted Almonds

I remember the day I became vegan back in 2008. I was reading a short book about veganism one late summer afternoon and was floored: how did I not know about all of this?

At that moment, I decided to become a vegan indefinitely (it only lasted two years, FYI.)

I was reading by the pool, and I came inside after finishing the book for lunch, full of all this new knowledge and discovery and looked into my parents’ kitchen and thought, “What now?”

Almond Butter & Jelly Oatmeal Bowl with Spiralized Apples and Toasted Almonds

I was looking through the pantry and the refrigerator with such a new perspective, it was exhilarating, really. I was thinking of all the new foods I would eat and all the fun I would have cooking.

My first meal? A peanut butter and jelly! Ha, it was all I could think of that was “safe.” I read the labels carefully – no added sugar, no dairy or animal byproducts.

I’ve always been a big fan of the nut butter and jam combination. My father and I used to make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches every night during weeknights growing up – we’d spread globs of peanut butter over crusty pieces of Calandra’s Italian bread. My word, were those good.

Almond Butter & Jelly Oatmeal Bowl with Spiralized Apples and Toasted Almonds

This oatmeal bowl is a spin on the classic PB&J, using almond instead of peanut butter and using oatmeal as the base, instead of bread. Also, the toasted almonds on top give this bowl a lovely nutty fragrance.

Of course, the proverbial cherry on top is the apple noodles – they add a refreshing sweetness to this glorious breakfast bowl – not to mention, they’re so pretty!

Spiralized fruits are best used in salads, baked goods and here, in breakfast concoctions – I can already envision the smoothie and acai bowls. Bring it!

Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 11 points

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.


Almond Butter & Jelly Oatmeal Bowl with Spiralized Apples and Toasted Almonds

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2


  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
  • 1 cup gluten-free rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon grape jelly no sugar added
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 apple Blade D


  • Place a small skillet over medium-high heat and add in the almonds. Let toast for 5 minutes or until fragrant and golden brown. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  • Bring two cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepot. Add in the oatmeal, bring to a boil again and then reduce heat to low and let simmer, letting cook until all water is absorbed.
  • Once oatmeal is done, drizzle evenly over with the almond butter and jelly. Pour 1/4 cup of almond milk per bowl and then top with apples and garnish with toasted almonds. Serve immediately.

Almond Butter & Jelly Oatmeal Bowl with Spiralized Apples and Toasted Almonds

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Angela says:
Yum! I'll be making this ASAP. Love the spiralized apples!
Meaghan says:
Spiralized apples are fabulous! Can't wait to hear how you like it!
M says:
This looks lovely :) I have to try it!
Meaghan says:
Please let us know how it comes out!!
Elena says:
Looks delicious! I will be making this!!! I do something similar already, so this will be a nice twist! Also, I would love a recipe for an acai bowl!!! Pretty please???
Meaghan says:
Can't wait to hear how you like it!
I love this recipe, Ali! I've never thought to add spiralled apples in my oatmeal. So clever!
I can eat nut butter on anything! Your pictures are gorgeous!!
yesssss. I was in Alaska once and had a peanut butter banana and bacon sandwich, which was dipped in jelly <- HEAVEN. and I imagine doing that with this. (adding bacon and bananas. ughhhh)
Marcia says:
Shouldn't step 3 read top with toasted almonds & garnish with spiraled apples? Your recipes are day brighteners. I've discovered the enjoyment of food preparation again.
I love love love PB&J. I used to eat one every day as a kid for lunch. I like how easy this is and that it's nice and filling! I can't wait to give this a try.
Lynn says:
Can this be made as overnight oats?
Linda says:
I will be trying this one! I do an oatmeal but add PB chips to it that melt in the hot oatmeal. Of course, this is healthier. I have trouble spiralizing apples...the seeds spit out everywhere as the blade hit them. And i was not sure about eating the core. Is there a trick I am missing?
Kimberly says:
You see? THIS is why I love your blog so much. I've been a fan of spiralizing apples and topping them with crunch almond butter for quite some time now. But to put it on a base of oatmeal? GENIUS.
I had a similar experience with veganism! I remember reading The Kind Diet and Skinny Bitch and being convinced I had to be a vegan to be healthy. Come to find out, veganism isn't the lifestyle for me, but I do still enjoy a lot of plant-based dishes. This oatmeal sounds fantastic! You really can't go wrong with nut butter and jelly :)
Carly says:
I've also done the almond butter and jam combo in plain greek yogurt- it is SO good!
Megan says:
Oh my goodness! This looks so incredible! I can't wait to try it out!
Meaghan says:
You're going to love this one. Let me know how it goes.
Love those spiralized apples on top! You really can't go wrong topping anything with nut butter. This is a perfect bowl of oats!
Meaghan says:
Right?! You da best, Emilie! Thanks for your sweet comments.
Jodie says:
My elder daughter is 14 and has overnight oats every school morning for breakfast. I add some fruit and yoghurt before I serve it to her. At the moment she is on an apple kick. After this post, I spiralized the apple and she had "spaghetti apple" on her oats (her words). She loved it. Thanks for the inspiration. So simple, but took it to another level.
Rob says:
Apples have no place in oatmeal. Love the rest of the recipe, but apples in oatmeal turns my stomach.

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