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.
Apple Baked Oatmeal 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.
Helpful Tips for Making Apple Baked Oatmeal
- 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 warm topped with reserved apples and a drizzle of caramel or maple syrup or cream.
Other Apple Goodies to Try
A little more apple-licious inspiration for you to consider:
- Cinnamon Apple Fritters
- Caramel Apple Stuffed French Toast
- Praline Apple Bread
- 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 Tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp apple pie spice or ground cinnamon
- 3 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 cup packed dark or light brown sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans
- 2 large eggs
- 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
- ½ cup salted or unsalted butter melted
- 2 tsp 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.