Is Apple Cinnamon Oats an Indian recipe? If not then are there any variations how it is prepared elsewhere in the world?
Looking at the recipe, it appears to be just a basic porridge. So no, I wouldn't say that's unique to Indian Cuisine; wikipedia suggests it's "traditional and common in English-speaking countries, Nordic countries, and Germany". This is specifically rolled-oat porridge:
"Rolled oat porridge is common in England, Australia, New Zealand, North America and Scandinavia. It is known as simply "porridge" or, more commonly in the United States and often in Canada, "oatmeal"."
Wiki suggests wheat, maize, and rice porridge are more traditional in India, so I suspect this is a modern adaptation owing to the ubiquity of rolled oats in supermarkets.
Oats is very new to India. I am an Indian and I think oats came to Indian market only 5-6 years earlier. Even now oats is considered food for people who are on diet and still not eaten regularly.Most of my friends do not like the taste and texture of oats. People now have started making Dosas and idlis (traditional Indian breakfast) out of it, replacing rice with oats.
Apples and Cinnamon is arguably one of the tastiest flavors of instant oatmeal in the US. It fills the bellies of countless American kids before school, and surely some of their parents too. Oatmeal is regarded as everyday (American) food, definitely not associated with Indian cuisine, with or without apples and cinnamon.