This Apple Baked Oatmeal Recipe takes a fresh look at how to enjoy oatmeal in a new way. It's filled with a flavorful homemade apple pie filling, elevating this breakfast classic.
Easy Apple Baked Oatmeal Recipe for Breakfast or Brunch
We are lovers of all thing apple at our house. Whether it's apple muffins for breakfast or a batch of glazed caramel apple turnovers for dessert. We enjoy it in savory dishes too, like my recipe for braised pork chops with cabbage and apples for dinner. Apples are one of those variety of fruits that are available all year-round so, they show-up often on our menu, as I'm sure they do yours.
How to Make the Best Apple Baked Oatmeal Recipe
This baked oatmeal recipe essentially starts with a homemade apple pie filling that's made with Granny Smith apples. You may be able to adapt using a sugar substitute of your choice that's not heat sensitive and will hold up to the cooking process.
- Ingredients you'll need to make this recipe for Apple Baked Oatmeal: Granny Smith Apples, water, lemon juice, sugar, apple pie spice, old fashioned oats, baking powder, salt, apple pie spice or cinnamon, chopped walnuts or pecans, eggs, evaporated milk, butter and vanilla extract. You'll also need maple syrup or caramel syrup for serving.
- For this particular recipe, I use old fashioned oats for the texture. They really soak in the filling beautifully and maintain their integrity while baking.
- The apple pie filling makes enough to allow for plenty to put on top. If you don't want to serve apples on top, it can easily be halved.
- The apple filling can also be prepped in advance and chilled until your ready for it. Just gently warm it in the microwave for serving. You may need to add a little water to thin.
- Should you prefer, you could make this recipe without the apples with no other adjustments needed.
- Serve baked apple oatmeal warm topped with reserved apples and a drizzle of caramel or maple syrup or even vanilla ice cream.
- Can you make baked oatmeal in a muffin pan? You can! Checkout my recipe for Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups made in a cupcake pan!
- You can store leftover baked oatmeal in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in single servings in the microwave.
More Southern Recipes using Apples to Make
Whether you're making baked oatmeal as in this recipe or apple muffins, homemadeapple pie or fresh apple cake there's no end to the options of incorporating apple into a meal. More apple recipe inspiration for you to try:
- These homemade Cinnamon Apple Fritters remind me of one of our favorite Apple Bars to visit in Tennessee.
- Caramel Apple Stuffed French Toast is rich and decadent for any special brunch.
- Praline Apple Bread recipe is a fan favorite that goes viral every fall.
- Cinnamon Sugar Apple Donut Holes from Inside BruCrew Life.
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Apple Baked Oatmeal Recipe
- 4 large Granny Smith apples peeled, cored cut into ½ inch cubes
- ⅓ cup water more, if needed to thin
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice or ground cinnamon
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup packed dark or light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 2 large eggs
- 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
- ½ cup salted or unsalted butter melted
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- To make apples: In a medium-size saucepan add apples, water, lemon juice, sugar and apple pie spice. Simmer over medium heat for 10-15 minutes just until softened. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9 x 9 inch pan or similar, with cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a medium-size mixing bowl, use a whisk to sift together oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and nuts.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together, milk, butter, eggs and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients, using a spoon to mix until fully moistened. Mix in 1 cup cooked apples. (Keep remaining apples warm for serving)
- Spread into prepared pan. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until set.
- Serve immediately topped with remaining cooked apples drizzled with caramel or maple syrup or cream.
- Low fat evaporated milk works well in this dish.
- This recipe can be adapted using Splenda Brown Sugar Blend in place of brown sugar.