Enjoy the sweet flavours of apple pie for breakfast with this nutritious and filling Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal! (Gluten-free with vegan option).
Baked oatmeal is one of my favourite breakfasts. I love it because it’s a great meal-prep option (this recipe makes 6-8 servings), it’s filling and hearty, and it’s full of good nutrition thanks to oats, nuts, fruit and more.
This recipe for Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal is the perfect healthy breakfast recipe for fall. Or, if you’re a real apple pie-lover, who’s to say you can’t enjoy it year round?
It’s made with whole grain oats, walnuts, cinnamon sugar apples, and cozy spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. This recipe is naturally gluten-free and you can easily make it vegan by using flax eggs instead of eggs.
I recommend serving it up with Greek yogurt, warm cinnamon apples (see recipe instructions) and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal Ingredients:
Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe:
- Large flake rolled oats (use certified gluten-free if necessary)
- Chopped walnuts
- Ground cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
- 2-3 medium apples
- Lemon juice
- Brown sugar
- Unsweetened applesauce
- Milk of choice (use non-dairy if vegan)
- Maple syrup
- 2 eggs (can sub. for flax eggs if vegan)
- Vanilla extract
How to Make Apple Baked Oatmeal:
To make the Apple Pie Baked Oats, start by preheating your oven to 350F and spraying a 9×9 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
Dice 2 medium apples into small cubes and place in a mixing bowl. Next, add 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp brown sugar, and 1 tsp of cinnamon then toss together to coat the apples then set aside.
Then, in a large mixing bowl combine 3 cups oats, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ginger and 1/4 tsp salt.
In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients which includes applesauce, milk, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract.
Step 5: Next, pour the wet ingredient mixture into the dry ingredient mixture and stir well to combine. Once combined, add the diced apples and stir everything together until well-combined. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and transfer to the oven.
Step 6: Bake for 35-45 minutes until the centre appears almost set (in my oven, this took approx. 35-40 minutes). For a drier, more solid baked oatmeal, bake until center is completely set (this took 45 minutes).
What are the Best Apples for Baking?
There are a variety of apples that you can use for baking. Here are a few options:
- Honey crisp: Honey crisp are very sweet and of course, crisp which means they won’t break down too much in the oven. However, they do tend to be on the pricier side (at least where I live in Atlantic Canada).
- Gala: These apples are also naturally quite sweet but still crisp, which means they won’t soften too much and you may be able to get away with using less sugar in your baking to obtain desired sweetness in your recipe.
- Granny Smith: These are firm which makes them great for baking. They’re also tart and tangy, so if you prefer an apple with less sweetness, these would be a good choice.
- Cortland: All-purpose apples like Cortlands have a crisp, white flesh that withstands browning quite well, and they’re quite juicy!
Storing the Baked Oatmeal:
Once your baked oatmeal is cooked, you’ll want to let it cool completely before storing. To store the oats, cover them in an airtight container and keep in the fridge up to 5 days. Alternatively, you can freeze this baked oatmeal in the freezer up to 3 weeks.
Tip: Freeze the baked oatmeal in individual servings so you can remove and reheat a slice when you need something quick!
More Healthy Fall Breakfast Recipes:
- Blender Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes
- Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie
- Spiced Oatmeal with Warm Cinnamon Apples
- Apple Pie Overnight Oats
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Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal (Gluten-free + Vegan option)
For the Apples:
- 2-3 medium apples
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3 cups large flake rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 3/4 cups milk of choice non-dairy if vegan
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 large eggs can sub. for 2 flax eggs if vegan
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 350F and spraying a 9×9 inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Dice apples into small cubes and place in a mixing bowl. Add 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp brown sugar, and 1 tsp of cinnamon then toss together to coat then set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl combine 3 cups oats, 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, 1/4 tsp ginger and 1/4 tsp salt.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients which includes applesauce, milk, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla extract.
- Pour wet ingredient mixture into dry ingredient mixture and stir well to combine. Add the diced apples and stir everything together.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan and transfer to the oven. Bake for 35-45 minutes until the centre appears almost set (in my oven, this took approx. 35-40 minutes). For a drier, more solid baked oatmeal, bake until center is completely set (this took 45 minutes).
- Optional: While oatmeal is baking, dice another apple. Warm 1/2 tbsp neutral-flavoured oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Cook apples on the pan until softened and add a sprinkle of cinnamon and brown sugar. Serve on top of baked oatmeal with other optional toppings like maple syrup, Greek yogurt, or peanut butter.