Sunday, March 4, 2012

Healthy Baked Oatmeal in a Spiced Apple "Bowl"

My husband calls these "Breakfast Apple Pies" ... they totally live up to that title and they are healthy.  Love.  I love oatmeal, but I've never made baked oatmeal before this recipe.  Now I'm wondering what took me so long?  After searching recipes, I found one without butter (yes!) - I don't have anything against butter, but I didn't really want to make a breakfast apple pie.  Then, I thought ... why not bake it in an apple?  It worked perfectly and tastes amazing!  There are so many possible variations on this recipe too - I intend to try each and every yummy one.
Best dishes and yummy dreams!


Baked Oatmeal in a Spiced Apple Bowl
Oatmeal recipe adapted from:  Lyss on

Fills 4 medium-sized apples - 8 servings

1 egg, beaten
1/8 c. canola oil
1/8 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 c. of oats (instant or rolled)
1/2 c. skim milk
1/4 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. honey

4 medium-sized apples, sliced in half
(I used organic Cameo apples)
apple pie spice mix

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

1.  Cut/scoop out the core of the apple and make the apple halves into little "bowls".  
2.  In a bowl, mix together egg, oil, and brown sugar.
3.  Then add the remaining ingredients and mix well.
4.  Sprinkle apple pie spice onto the apple bowls, then fill each bowl with the oatmeal. 
5.  Top the oatmeal with extra brown sugar and apple pie spice.

6.  Place the apples on a baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes. 

Variations:  -Add 1/2 c. peanut butter to the oatmeal
-Substitute 1/2 mashed banana for the applesauce
-Add raisins
-Add caramel on the top, or honey

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ilovecooking said...

This oatmeal recipe looks awesome. I've been looking to switch up my breakfast rountine. I can't believe you put oatmeal in an apple. I haven't seen anything like that before. It's nuts. It really looks like a dessert to me, and the fact that it resembles apple pie in taste is even better

Karyn Tripp said...

I LOVE this idea! I love baked oatmeal & have seen apple pies baked in an apple- this is so fun! I will be trying this for sure- I just have to find some BIG apples because I will want to eat a lot of it! Thanks for linking up to Things That Make You Say Mmmmm!

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Sonya Schroeder said...

oh my this looks SO yummy! I totally can not wait to try this!! Thanks for linking up today girl!! blessings!

Winnie said...

Sounds super delicious.
I like this recipe a lot!

cupsbykim said...

This looks amazing! I can't wait to try this! Thanks for stopping by too!

Judee @ gluten free A-Z said...

What a great breakfast idea and gluten free too ( if you use GF oatmeal) I love it and can't wait to try it.

Miz Helen said...

What an awesome idea, this is a real breakfast treat that we will really enjoy! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Miz Helen

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Yum! I wonder if this would get me and my family to eat our oatmeal? It looks so good!

Jocelyn said...

Now that is a super fun way to make baked oatmeal. I love the edible bowl idea:-) Thank you so much for sharing on Trick or Treat Tuesday!!!

Miz Helen said...

Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great St. Patrick's Day week end and enjoy your new Red Plate.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen