Baked Apple Oatmeal

baked apple oatmeal ingredients

This is a great, versatile recipe that my whole family loves.  You can use as little as one apple, for a texture similar to apple cake, or as many as 4, for an apple crumble-like result.  You can leave the apples out too, and it’s still tasty!

Best of all, you can prepare this ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator, covered.  Take it out and make it in the morning; it makes the house smell fantastic!

You will need:

2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1-2 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup milk
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce (or 1 single serve cup)
1/2 cup brown sugar (unpacked, you can pack it if you prefer this sweeter but it adds to the calories/carb/sugar content of course)
1-4 apples

If you’re not making this ahead, preheat the oven to 325.

dry ingredients

In a large bowl, combine the oatmeal, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  We like ours cinnamon-y so I use 2 Tbsp, but use less if you prefer.

moist ingredient smixed

Mix in the milk, eggs, applesauce and brown sugar.

If you are adding apples, peel, core, slice and cut them.


Smaller pieces will give you a more tender apple in the finished product.

4 apples
1 apple

Stir the apples in.  Above shows 4 apples (top) and 1 apple (bottom).

buttered baking dish

Next, you will pour the mixture into a buttered baking dish.  I use an 8×8 dish, but you may use a larger dish for a thinner, crispier oatmeal.

4 apples
1 apple

If you used a lot of apples (4 in the top photo) you will need to spread the mixture a bit.  With just 1 apple (bottom photo) it should pour in pretty evenly.

Bake at 325 for 45 minutes .

4 apples

1 apple

It’s done when the apples are tender when poked with a skewer or knife, and the top is starting to get brown.  (Recipe with 4 apples, top and 1 apple, bottom).

4 apples

1 apple

Serve the oatmeal hot.  With 4 apples (top) it’s best served in a bowl with a spoon.  With just 1 (bottom photo) or none, serve on a plate with a fork!

Here is approximate nutrition info for 1/4 the recipe, when made with low fat milk, and one medium apple (as calculated by


Happy eating!



  1. 1

    I made something similar this week, but I’ll have to try your version. I’ll be posting mine soon.

  2. 2

    Oh myyy this sounds sooo yummy! Thank you for sharing ! :)

  3. 3

    This looks good enough to be dessert– instead of apple pie!

  4. 4

    I think I just drooled on my keyboard. This looks like the perfect chilly fall morning breakfast! :)

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