You may feel like you’re eating apple pie, but don’t worry, it’s really just a healthy baked oatmeal! This Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal is sure to be a fall favorite!
Wake up to the smell of apple pie
You know that smell when you’ve had an apple pie baking?
You know the way it permeates every corner of the house and makes you want to wrap up in a blanket in front of the fire with a big slice of gooey apple goodness?
Do you ever crave that feeling in the morning? Do you roll out of bed wanting the house to be filled with the fragrance of apples and cinnamon?
Hopefully it’s not just me, but this time of year I seem to want apple pie every day.
I guess I could just get an apple pie candle and have it constantly burning.
Or, I could make this apple pie oatmeal that combines an oozy apple pie filling with a baked cinnamon spice oatmeal top.
That option sounds better to me.
Is is apple pie? Or is it our Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal ?
Right out of the oven this bubbly goodness could have faked you into believing it was an apple crisp, but the flavor is more spice and less sweet – closer to apple pie. And, you can feel good about eating a whole bowl for breakfast because it is chock full of apples and heart-healthy oats.
That’s what I call a fantastic fall morning.
You may feel like you're eating apple pie, but don't worry, it's really just a healthy baked oatmeal! This Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal is sure to be a fall favorite!
Yield: 2 cups
- 1 sweet apple, diced
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 3/4 c water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- dash ginger
- dash mace (optional)
- 1 c rolled oats
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- Preheat the oven to 425F. Butter two oven-proof ramekin or other oven-proof, individual-sized serving dishes.
- In a small bowl, combine diced apple, brown sugar, lemon juice, corn starch, and nutmeg. Stir to coat apples.
- Evenly distribute the apple mixture between the two, buttered dishes. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. (I find it easier to remove them if I place them on a baking sheet before putting them in the oven.)
- While your apples are turning into baked goodness, bring water, cinnamon, salt, ginger, and mace to a boil in a small saucepan. When the water is boiling, add the oats. Simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes, until the oatmeal thickens, but is still slightly runny. Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar.
- Remove your apples from the oven (they should be bubbling nicely). Evenly distribute the oatmeal mixture on top of the apples. Return the ramekins to the oven and bake, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until the oatmeal is firm.
- If desired, sprinkle with brown sugar to serve.