Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal

Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal

Can someone explain people who skip breakfast to me? You know the type, that person who says, “Ugh, I can’t eat anything in the mornings. Maybe I’ll have a coffee and then a snack at around 11…” I wake up ready to eat every day and woe to anyone who gets in my way. Like, for instance, my children. Here’s the scene at my place at 7 a.m. Both kids shuffle downstairs and start some activity that I will have to pry them from in order to get through our routine and make it to the bus on time. If I’m foolish enough to ask what everyone would like for breakfast, they answer in unison. Unison except they never answer the same thing. There’s no way to write this but imagine the kids talking at the same time, okay?

Me: What would you guys like for breakfast?
Julian: Eggs!
Esme: Porridge!
Julian: I don’t want porridge!
Esme: I don’t want eggs!

So, by 7:05 we’ve had a fight, made no decisions about breakfast and the clock is tick, tick, ticking on the morning count down. Good times.

Until I started making this awesome breakfast winner. I do all the work on this baked oatmeal the night before, it bakes while I squeeze in an early morning workout and it makes enough to feed everyone for two days. Did you catch that? Two days! Oh, and everyone wants it every single time.


Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal


  • (makes 8+ servings)
  • 2 cups whole oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup apple sauce
  • 3 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped apple
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds, pecans or walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, stir together oats, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt until they are well combined.

In another bowl, whisk up the milk, egg, melted butter, vanilla and apple sauce.

Mix the dry and wet ingredients then stir in the chopped apples.

Lightly grease an 8" x 8" baking pan.

Pour the batter into the pan.

If you want you can go this far in the recipe, cover and refrigerate the batter over night.

Just take the pan out of the fridge while your oven preheats.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes.

If your family loves this family (and I think they will!) you can try this amazing baked oatmeal that Laura whipped up recently – it rocks, too!

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  1. Leigh
    March 16, 10:24 Reply

    Hi there,
    Saw this on CityLine this morning and thought it looked great – I’m wondering if you’ve tried it without the brown sugar…. Like Laura mentioned in her baked oatmeal recipe, I’m really trying to limit the amount of sugar that my kids ingest (except fruit). Would you add more applesauce or just omit the sugar and hope for the best?

  2. Tennille Mykula
    March 24, 14:24 Reply

    Hi! I can’t wait to try this. I’m game for any variation on the original sticky, glue like oatmeal that my kids are often less than excited about. I’ll probably try it with the brown sugar first but to respond to Leigh’s comment we use French vanilla stevia in a lot of everyday foods, like plain yogurt, instead of refined sugar and it tastes great. My kids have never complained. As long as the sugar is just adding flavour and not essential to the structure of the dish, stevia is a great alternative. Hope that helps.

  3. Ulysses Nannini
    March 27, 18:47 Reply

    Howdy! This post could not be written any better! Looking at this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I am going to forward this article to him. Fairly certain he’s going to have a good read. Many thanks for sharing!

    • Ceri
      April 13, 12:31 Reply

      Thanks so much, Ulysses, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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