Boozy Apple Pie Smoothies

Some of life’s greatest achievements are happy accidents. Ruth Wakeford runs out of melted bakers chocolate for her chocolate cookies, tries to swap in a chopped chocolate bar, and the Toll House cookie is born. Richard Jones drops a spring intended to measure naval power down the stairs and invents the slinky. Bourbon falls into my blender, and Boozy Apple Pie Oatmeal Smoothies give each of us a happy Friday.

Boozy Apple Pie Smoothies. Tastes just like a grown up apple pie milkshake!OK, the bourbon didn’t fall into my blender entirely unassisted, but after tasting how magnificent it is paired with this apple-pie flavored smoothie , I’m taking Cassie’s advice and giving bourbon permanent residence on my condiment shelf.

Boozy Apple Pie Oatmeal Smoothies

I’m forever looking for new ways to eat dessert for breakfast, and that is exactly how this apple pie-inspired recipe began—an innocent, weekday morning-appropriate creamy apple smoothie. A blend of vanilla yogurt, fresh apples, and classic pie spices, this smoothie is (for the most part) a very healthy treat. To make the smoothie taste more like apple pie, I added toasted walnuts and a touch of brown sugar for warmth.

These pie-inspired smoothies’ secret ingredient is oatmeal. It adds a “crust” factor and makes the smoothies so thick and rich, I felt like I was drinking a decadent, breakfast-appropriate milkshake.

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Boozy Apple Pie Oatmeal Smoothies RecipeThen, the bourbon appeared. With a quick splash, we can fast forward from Monday morning milkshake- smoothie, directly to Friday happy hour or a grown-up dessert. Sip deeply—these Boozy Apple Pie Smoothies taste like the weekend, and it’s a beautiful place to be!

Whether you enjoy these apple pie smoothies without the bourbon (they really do taste similar to a milkshake and make a fantastic healthy breakfast or dessert) or spike ‘em up for an after-dinner treat, this is an ideal recipe for early fall, when the weather is still fairly warm, but you are craving cozy flavors. They are a creamy, dreamy sip of fall in a frosty glass.

Boozy Apple Pie Oatmeal Smoothies. Tastes just like an apple pie milkshake!Boozy Apple Pie Smoothies: all the joy of apple pie, minus the fuss of making a crust, plus bourbon. This is my kind of math, no accident about it.

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Boozy Apple Pie Oatmeal Smoothies

A rich and creamy smoothie that tastes just like an apple pie milkshake. Enjoy it without the bourbon for a satisfying breakfast, or add a splash for a grown-up dessert or happy hour treat.

Yield: 1 smoothie

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Total Time: 4 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium sweet apple, chopped, such as Gala or Fuji
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt (I used non-fat Greek vanilla)
  • 1/4 cup milk of choice (I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 3 tablespoons rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon toasted chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch ground nutmeg
  • pinch ground allspice
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1-2 ounces bourbon (I like Bulleit)

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients but the bourbon to the blender: apple, yogurt, milk, oats, walnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ice. Blend to combine.
  2. Add the bourbon and blend for a few seconds, just until incorporated. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

I’m also sharing this recipe over at the Tablespoon blog.

// All images and text ©Erin Clarke/Well Plated.

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21 comments

  1. Adding bourbon is a brilliant idea! :)

  2. So…no bourbon if it’s breakfast? But it’s gotta be 5 PM somewhere!
    I kid, I kid. These are great! I love the oat crust effect!

  3. These are so fun!! I’ll take any excuse to break out the Bulleit!

  4. Apparently I need to follow you and Cassie and dust off my beverage shelf for this bourbon. What a great boozy smoothie.

  5. Bourbon in anything is a big win in my book!! in fact, this would be the perfect way to warm up with the smoothie!! love this, Erin!!

  6. Love that I just learned how to Toll house cookie was born lol. These boozy apple pie smoothies sound delicious…and hey, no one will know there’s a little extra somethin’ somethin’ in my breakfast, right? Don’t mind me drinking my smoothie :) The pictures are gorgeous girl!

  7. Omg fantastic! How great would this be for a brunch party???

  8. I’m so glad the bourbon fell into your smoothie! This moment will forever be rememered in history!

  9. This does sound like a happy accident. I’ll probably have to make it without the booze, because after calculating the nutrition for it, the only way I could have this (on my eating plan) is as a meal replacement. Booze for breakfast? I just might consider that… :-D

  10. Hahah the bourbon “accidentally” falling into my blender made me laugh!

  11. I’m all about dessert for breakfast….and happy accidents!! Off to pin this yummy looking smoothie :)

  12. haha the bourbon fell in the blender – I totally love it :)

    These sound fantastic! With or without the bourbon! Happy Friday!

  13. Sounds good to me! I love this smoothie with or without the special addition.

  14. If I started out my day with the booze in this smoothie I would have a very interesting day in my professional job! I am laughing. I am taken with this recipe of course. I like the oatmeal in it for thickness!

  15. Bahaha…. Bourbon falls into your blender. Nice one Erin. :) I say if you are going to kick start your day with bang, do it riiiigggght! Hope your Friday was fun filled. xx

  16. Haha…it just “fell” into your blender. I don’t use bourbon a lot, but sounds like I need to!

  17. Ah I just made something very similar. I love your version with the oats. I think I will add to mine next time I make it!

  18. Mmmm…totally something you could take to work in a mason jar and people would think you were oh-so-healthy and hip :) Love this!

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