This apple pie baked oatmeal recipe is quick to make and does not require any eggs. Great homey comfort food to serve a crowd or enjoy at home for several days.
I've never made baked oatmeal before but I knew my husband would like it because he often buys those little handy microwave packets for a warm and hearty quick breakfast. So recently when my neighbor mentioned this great breakfast recipe I asked her if I could use it on the blog.
Her recipe was slightly different. She grated apples, added dried cranberries, almond extract, and sliced almonds.
However, the base is pretty much the same. It just goes to show you that her recipe is very versatile and can easily be varied with your favorite flavors.
Making Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal
You'll need two cups of peeled and chopped apples. Use any kind you like. These were small honey crisps. I think they make good baking apples but really any kind of apple is good. Granny Smith is another good one and they seem to be readily available all year long.
Carol's recipe calls for old-fashioned oats. If you want you can find some that are gluten-free. Just check the label. You'd think oats would be gluten-free naturally. However, apparently, many are processed in the same plants where other gluten grains are processed thus contaminating the oats.
I'm not sure how quick oats would work but I'd bet they would be okay. Since they are basically old-fashioned oats that are cut up they might cook faster so you may want to reduce your oven time.
Once everything is in the pan you can make it a little fancy by placing a few extra apple slices on top for decoration.
This recipe makes an entire 9 x 13-inch baking pan so there's plenty for the whole family. Or keep the leftovers in the fridge in an airtight container and eat them for days.
As you might expect this apple pie baked oatmeal is that great comfort food everyone likes. Warm and hearty with all the flavors of apple pie making this a great option for a hearty breakfast. Or have some for dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
- 3 cups of old-fashioned oats
- 2 large apples ~ 2 cups peeled and chopped thin
- 4 cups of milk
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- juice of 1/2 a lemon ~ 1 tablespoon
- extra thin slices of apple for decoration (optional)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Spray a 9 x 13 inch casserole baking dish with cooking spray.
- Toss apples with lemon juice and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.
- Add oats, milk, brown sugar, salt, and vanilla to the apples and stir.
- Pour into the greased baking pan.
- Top with a few decorative slices of apples in the middle if desired.
- Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Substitute different fresh fruit like bananas, dried fruit, or a mix of fruit like berries for a different flavor.
Add sliced almonds, pecans, or other nuts to the mix or on top.
Try different spices such as pumpkin spice or nutmeg.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 213mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 4gSugar: 26gProtein: 8g
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