Apple pie baked oatmeal makes a delicious healthy Fall breakfast that tastes like an apple crisp spiced with cinnamon and loaded with chucks of juicy apple.
Having seven kids and a husband who is usually at work by the time we get up, breakfast can be pretty hectic. I wish I could say I can whip up a hot breakfast every morning but in this season of life, it doesn’t happen often!
Make ahead breakfasts are my go to! I can whip up a healthy meal in my spare time the day before to pull out on those busy mornings before school. Patting myself on the back that I’m sending my kids off with a wholesome, warm meal in their tummies.
Have you tried my pumpkin pie overnight oats yet?
If you aren’t a fan of the sticky texture of your regular bowl of oatmeal, baked oatmeal is a yummy, firmer alternative that you can eat with a fork.
This apple cinnamon oatmeal bake has all the delicious qualities of apple crisp with the nutrition and healthiness of a bowl of oatmeal.
Loaded with chunks of tart apples, sweetened with honey, spiced with cinnamon and apple pie spice, it’s the perfect breakfast to wake up to on a crisp Fall morning.
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Why you’ll like Apple pie baked oatmeal:
Baked oatmeal is high in fiber and protein, low in fat and made without any refined sugars. A wholesome meal for the whole family to start the day with!
super easy to make
You literally just mix everything together in one bowl, pour it in a baking dish and stick it in the oven! It takes about 10 minutes of prep work to make a up a pan of 12 servings.
make ahead breakfast recipe
This recipe tastes really yummy reheated in the microwave or oven. Baked oatmeal makes a great freezer breakfast too because it thaws out well and tastes just as delicious reheated as it does when its made fresh.
tastes like apple pie
Apple baked oatmeal has all the wonderful sweet and spiced flavors of apple pie but way healthier and easier to make. The perfect breakfast to make in the Fall during apple season.
What you need to make apple pie baked oatmeal:
apples – using sweet and tangy apples make the best apple pie baked oatmeal because they add the most flavor to it without getting too mushy. The best varieties are Johnathon, Pink Lady, Honey Crisp, Fuji and Gala.
oats – rolled old fashioned oats work best in this recipe.
milk – use cows milk, almond milk and coconut milk depending on your preference.
honey – this recipe is completely sweetened with honey, no refined sugars at all.
applesauce – cinnamon, unsweetened or sweetened applesauce work great in this recipe. If you haven’t made homemade applesauce yet, you should definitely give it a try!
plain yogurt – adds a tanginess and creamier texture. I love using my homemade Greek yogurt in this recipe!
vanilla extract – using homemade vanilla makes this baked oatmeal taste like a apple pie.
salt – to enhance the sweetness and flavor.
cinnamon – for that spiced apple pie flavor.
apple pie spice – cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cardamom…Yum!
eggs – to hold the baked oatmeal together.
baking powder – to help it to rise a bit more.
a large mixing bowl – baked oatmeal can be mixed in just one bowl!
baking dish – this recipe makes enough for a 9 x 13 casserole dish.
how to make apple pie baked oatmeal:
Prep– Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13 casserole dish with spray oil or butter.
Combine Wet Ingredients – In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, honey, milk, Greek yogurt, applesauce and vanilla.
Add the Dry Ingredients – With a large wooden spoon, stir the spices, baking powder, salt and oats into the milk mixture until well blended.
Stir in the Apples – Fold in the apples, leaving a handful to sprinkle on the top of the mixture.
Bake – Pour the apple pie oat mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the middle seems firm to the touch.
Serve – Wait 10 minutes before cutting. This recipe is best eaten warm right out of the oven and topped with whipped cream, chopped nuts and maple syrup.
tips for success:
The Best Apples To Use – Using sweet and tangy apples make the best apple pie baked oatmeal because they add the most flavor to it without getting too mushy. The best varieties are Johnathon, Pink Lady, Honey Crisp, Fuji ad Gala.
To Serve – Let baked oatmeal sit for 10 minutes before slicing for less messy slices. Serve with your favorite toppings!
To Store – Cover and store leftovers tightly sealed in the fridge for up to a week or in the freezer for up to a month.
Variations – Almond milk, coconut milk or soy milk can be used in place of the milk in this recipe to make it dairy free.
FAQ about apple pie baked oatmeal
Can I use instant oats for apple pie baked oatmeal?
Instant oats can be substituted for the rolled oats in this baked oatmeal recipe.
Can I use steel-cut oats for apple pie baked oatmeal?
Steel cut oats don’t work in this recipe since they absorb more liquid than rolled oats and require a longer baking time.
Can I make apple pie baked oatmeal ahead of time?
Oatmeal bakes make great leftovers because they taste almost just as good reheated!
Reheat one slice of baked oatmeal in the microwave or the entire pan in the oven set to 300 degrees for 30 minutes.
How do I store leftover apple pie baked oatmeal?
Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to a month.
Can I freeze apple pie baked oatmeal?
Cover baked oatmeal tightly with aluminum foil and store for up to a month in the freezer. When you want to enjoy your apple pie oatmeal bake for breakfast, just pop it in the oven with the foil still on for about 30 minutes on 300 degrees.
Can I use almond milk or coconut milk for apple pie baked oatmeal?
Apple pie baked oatmeal tastes just as good (or even better) made with a non-dairy milk option.
Is apple pie baked oatmeal gluten-free?
As long as you use oats that are certified gluten free, this recipe will be great for a gluten free diet.
What are some topping ideas for apple pie baked oatmeal?
- peanut butter
- a drizzle of maple syrup or honey
- chopped nuts
- fresh fruit
- a dollop of vanilla yogurt
- a sprinkle of cinnamon
- cream cheese
- whipped cream
healthy oatmeal recipes on the blog:
If you liked this recipe, I think you’ll really enjoy these other healthy and easy breakfasts on the blog!
- Chocolate Overnight Oats
- Instant Pot Oatmeal
- Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats
- Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Pumpkin Pie Baked Oatmeal
I hope you love this recipe for apple pie baked oatmeal! If you make it, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment and rating so that I know how you like it!
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