Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal


Breakfast really doesn't get any cozier than this warmly spiced baked oatmeal. Inspired by the flavors of apple pie, this nutritious and hearty bake has the power to make any morning feel like a special occasion. Bake a batch up on Sunday as a make-ahead move for the week or serve it fresh from the oven for a crowd-pleasing brunch option. Serve in bowls with cream and additional maple syrup, as desired.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
1 11x7-inch baking dish


  • cooking spray

  • 2 ½ cups uncooked rolled oats

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans, divided

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

  • ½ cup brown sugar, divided

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large Honeycrisp apples, peeled and diced, divided

  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease an 11x7-inch baking dish with baking spray.

  2. Place oats in a large skillet over medium heat; toast, stirring often, until oats are beginning to brown and smell nutty, about 4 minutes. Add cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, and cardamom; continue toasting, stirring frequently, for another 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and cool slightly.

  3. Add 3/4 cup pecans, baking powder, and salt to the oat mixture; stir to combine.

  4. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Whisk in 6 tablespoons brown sugar. Add milk, egg, and vanilla to the bowl, whisking until combined. Stir the oat mixture evenly into the milk mixture. Fold in 1/2 of the apple pieces. Spoon mixture into the prepared pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown and set, 35 to 40 minutes.

  6. While the oatmeal bakes, add remaining butter and apple pieces to a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add remaining brown sugar and maple syrup. Cook, stirring often, until apples soften and the liquid thickens into a syrup, 8 to 10 minutes.

  7. Spoon apple mixture over the baked oatmeal after you've removed it from the oven. Sprinkle remaining pecans over the top.

Cook's Notes:

Butter can be melted on the stovetop and then transferred to a bowl, instead of using the microwave.

If you want to make yours a touch more indulgent, double the amount of sauteed apple syrup topping.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

400 Calories
21g Fat
47g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 400
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 3mg 14%
Calcium 153mg 12%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 340mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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