In a blender, add ½ the almond milk, dates and vanilla extract.
Blend until smooth. This is your “caramel”
Chop apple into small pieces and set aside.
Combine oats, water, remaining ½ C. almond milk and cinnamon to a small pot.
Cook on low for 5 minutes on low/medium, frequently stirring.
Add apples and flax seeds to oatmeal and stir until combined.
Add ¾ off the date “caramel” and mix.
Serve in a bowl and top with remaining date caramel.