apple pie baked oatmeal

$4.76 recipe / $0.60 serving
by Beth - Budget Bytes
4.79 from 23 votes
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Seriously, who needs those autumn themed Glade plug-ins when you’ve got apple pie oatmeal baking in the oven? NO ONE.

So this, the latest installment in my baked oatmeal series, is an absolute winner. It is a little more involved than the other versions, but still very worth the effort to have this ready waiting for you every morning. Apples are still strangely expensive here, but many of you are being flooded with the fall bounty of fresh apples, so I did this for you. It’s a gift to you. Okay, it’s a gift to me too because I get to eat it every morning.

I’ve made a couple of small tweaks to the basic baked oatmeal recipe, which I think make a much better texture. It’s not quite as dense and cooks more evenly overall. Basically, it’s baked at a higher temperature, no foil for the first half, and there is more baking powder. It makes a noticeable difference.

So, put on a wool sweater, a cozy scarf, and dive straight into the fall season with this Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal. You won’t be sorry!

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

A bowl of Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

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Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

4.79 from 23 votes
An apple pie flavored baked oatmeal that is low in sugar and big on flavor.
Servings 8
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
Total 1 hr

Ingredients

APPLE PIE LAYER

  • 2 medium apples ($1.81)
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice ($0.06)
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar ($0.04)
  • 1 Tbsp corn starch ($0.06)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon ($0.03)
  • 1/8 tsp ground cloves ($0.02)

OATMEAL

  • 2 large eggs ($0.50)
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce ($0.93)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract ($0.28)
  • 1 tsp salt ($0.05)
  • 1 tsp baking powder ($0.04)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ($0.05)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar ($0.08)
  • 1 1/2 cups milk ($0.38)
  • 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats ($0.43)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Cut the apples into cubes. Place them in a bowl along with the lemon juice, corn starch, 2 Tbsp brown sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/8 tsp ground cloves. Toss to coat. Place the seasoned apples in the bottom of an 8×8 inch casserole dish that has been coated with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, apple sauce, vanilla, salt, baking powder, 1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1 tsp cinnamon. Add the milk and whisk again. Finally, stir in the dry oats. Pour this mixture over the chopped apples in the casserole dish.
  • Bake the oatmeal for 45 minutes at 375 degrees or until the top is light golden brown and no longer wet in the center. Cut into eight pieces and serve or refrigerate until ready to eat.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1ServingCalories: 231.8kcalCarbohydrates: 42.73gProtein: 6.65gFat: 4.53gSodium: 385mgFiber: 4.44g
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Top view of a bowl of Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal with cinnamon sticks, a spoon and a cup of tea on the side

Step By Step Photos

Two whole apples
Start with a couple of apples. Semi-tart apples work best for this recipe. You don’t want to use something super sweet like a red delicious otherwise the flavor may end up kind of flat. You need that sweet/tart balance. I think I used Gala apples.

Chopped apples and seasoning in mixing bowl
Chop the apples up into chunks, leaving the skins on. The skins add color, flavor, and texture. Place the apple chunks in a bowl and add the corn starch, lemon juice, 2 Tbsp of brown sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, and 1/8 tsp cloves. Toss to coat.

seasoned apples in baking dish
Place the coated apples in the bottom of an 8×8 casserole dish that has been coated in non-stick spray. The cornstarch will combine with the juice from the apples as they bake and create that nice, gooey, apple pie filling.

oatmeal filling ingredients in mixing bowl
Now for the apple flavored oats… whisk together the eggs, apple sauce, vanilla, salt, baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, and 1/4 cup brown sugar. Whisk until smooth.

milked being poured into mixing bowl with other ingredients and whisked
Once the other ingredients are well mixed, whisk in the milk. It’s just easier to whisk the other ingredients together before the milk because the milk can get sloshy.

oats added into mixing bowl with other ingredients
Once the milk is whisked in, stir in the dry oats. You’ll probably want to use a spoon rather than a whisk for this part because oats like to get stuck in the whisk.

oat mixture poured into baking dish
Pour the oat mixture over top of the chopped apples in the casserole dish. Bake in a PRE-HEATED 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes.

baked apple pie oatmeal in baking dish on stove top
And when it’s done it will be beautifully golden brown on top and the center will no longer feel wet to the touch. You can see that some of that gooey apple pie filling bubbled up through the top. YUM.

Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal in baking dish with one slice taken out
And here’s a closer look at the inside. It’s soft, warm, and delicious!

Top view of a bowl of Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal with whole dish of oatmeal, a spoon, and a cup of tea on the side
I like it with a little cold milk on top!

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  1. I used flax eggs and soy milk for a more plant-based recipe, and it worked great! I also added about a scoop of vegan vanilla protein powder and it blended in really nicely!
    The apples turned out SO perfect! I’m officially obsessed. It’s like a healthy apple crisp.

  2. My hubby wasn’t interested in trying the banana-blueberry baked oatmeal (despite his being a blueberry fan), but he liked this one and had several of the servings, hooray! I didn’t have cloves so I subbed 1/2 cinnamon and 1/2 nutmeg. I ADORED the way this made my home smell! I may have to make it again with gala apples. Thank you, Beth!

  3. I made four giant servings for 415 calories each, made exactly as is but with unsweetened almond milk. I didn’t think it was too salty per another commenter. 

    1. Update: I also made this with 3 pears instead of apples, with everything else the same, and it was awesome! 

  4. I love your baked oatmeal recipes, and I’ve used them several times. This was my first time making the apple pie ones, and I was surprised that there was so much more salt than in other recipes. I’ll definitely be cutting the salt in half in the future, otherwise it was wonderful.

  5. Thank you for the simple and tasty recipe! I’ve made it twice now. The second time, I had an extra apple and strawberries so I made my own strawberry applesauce for the recipe and it turned out delicious.