I’m am obsessed with apple fritters. I am obsessed with baked oatmeal. So I mashed the two together in a healthy apple fritter baked oatmeal and it is rockstar status!
Our first Saturday morning without an ounce of errands or unpacking and we needed a good, old fashioned family breakfast and surprisingly one of the kiddos had asked for oatmeal so obviously I had to go all out.
Oh dear, so begins another obsession. Get ready, folks because I’m about to start creating 50 different versions of baked oatmeal recipes.
What flavor combination would you like next?
When we had finally settled into a new city back in August I was dragging my feet to get cooking again. I’d barely cooked real meals all summer due to packing and now most of our kitchen stuff is in a storage unit and it’s been hard to find the motivation to get going again. But alas, I also detest not having sit down family dinners or eating out all the time, so I put on my big girl pants and totally eased into it. No jumping in when you’re exhausted from life, am I right?
What better way to ease in than to make breakfast for dinner recipes?
This healthy breakfast recipe is the perfect solution and came about from me winging it with random pantry ingredients. But my goodness, when you have both a 16 and 6 year old raving over OATMEAL you know you’ve found a winner!
Ingredients for Apple Fritter Baked Oatmeal
In the next section, I’m going to go into how to make this simple breakfast recipe, but first thing’s first, here are the ingredients you will need:
- Old Fashioned Oats – old fashioned really do work the best, instant oats get too soggy and steel cut outs don’t soften up enough
- Eggs – bind the baked oatmeal together
- Milk – you can use any kind of milk you want
- Apple Butter (or Applesauce) – apple butter adds a little extra richness and buttery flavor, but applesauce works just great too
- Maple Syrup – pure maple syrup is preferred
- Vanilla – adds the best flavor
- Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Allspice – all the warm fall spices that go so well with apples
- Salt – enhances all the flavors
- Baking Soda – gives the baked oatmeal some rise and fluffiness
- Golden Raisins – regular raisins will work fine too, I just prefer the flavor of golden raisins
- Sliced Almonds (optional) – sometimes I include them and sometimes I don’t, they add some nice crunch and protein
- Minced Dried Apples – be sure to get dried apples
For the Glaze
- Powdered Sugar – all the sweetness
- Milk – increase or decrease to change the thickness to your liking
- Vanilla – flavor, of course
The measurements for each ingredient can be found in the recipe card at the end of this post. You can also print or save the recipe there.
How to Make Apple Fritter Baked Oatmeal
I am all about the easy breakfast recipes! So there is not much to make this recipe. Here are the steps:
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a square 8×8″ baking dish.
- In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients and the milk and stir everything together. Add the vanilla and maple syrup.
- Add the eggs and stir them in.
- Stir in the raisins and apples and combine everything together.
- Pour everything into the prepared baking dish. Then bake the the casserole for 40-45 minutes. While it is baking, make the glaze.
- For the glaze, whisk everything together in a small bowl and set it aside until it is done baking. Let the baked oatmeal cool slightly before pouring the glaze on top. Eat it warm with fresh berries, a dollop of yogurt on top or with some warm milk poured over it.
Baked Oatmeal Tip!
Do not use fresh apples in this particular recipe. Because we want to keep the top crunchy the fresh apples would release too much liquid. Freeze dried apples are not the same as dehydrated apples. These are similar to what I buy at our local store like Winco.
How to Make Apple Fritter Baked Oatmeal Allergy Free
This recipe is very versatile, so it’s easy to make it allergy free. To make it gluten free, ensure that your oats are gf and you are golden.
To make it dairy free, swap the milk in both the baked oatmeal and glaze with almond, oat, coconut or soy milk. Be sure to use applesauce rather than apple butter.
More Apple Recipes
If you love all things apple, like I do, then you should try a few more of our favorite apple recipes on the blog. I am a sucker for a warm breakfast recipe like our apple cinnamon rolls, or apple pie slow cooker oatmeal, or our apple coffee cake muffins.
How to Store, Reheat and Freeze Baked Oatmeal
Okay, back to this baked oatmeal! If you have some leftover, it stores extremely well in the in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 4 days. My kids love eating baked oatmeal leftovers. We just pop it in the microwave to reheat it as individual servings.
Freezing baked oatmeal is also a great option. Let it cool completely then wrap it in plastic wrap and store it in a ziploc bag. I like to wrap individual servings so my kids can just grab them and warm them up themselves. It will keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. You can reheat it from frozen in the microwave for a couple of minutes.
If I’m reheating a single serving, I just use the microwave. If I am going to reheat a full baked oatmeal, then I warm it up in the oven on 325 for 8-10 minutes.
With fall just around the corner, it was time for me to share this breakfast mashup. Apple fritter baked oatmeal is warm, comforting, and everything a cozy fall breakfast should be!
More Oatmeal Recipes You’ll Love:
- Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal
- Creme Brulee Baked Oatmeal
- Apple Pie Slow Cooker Oatmeal
- Blackberry Cobbler Baked Oatmeal
- Strawberries and Cream High Protein Oatmeal
- Peaches and Cream Slow Cooker Oatmeal
- Banana Blueberry Overnight Oats
Healthy Apple Fritter Baked Oatmeal
- 2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 2 Large Eggs
- 1 3/4 Cups Milk
- 4 Tablespoons Apple Butter, or apple sauce
- 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 4 teaspoons Cinnamon
- dash Ginger
- dash Nutmeg
- dash Allspice
- 3/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1/2 Cup Golden Raisins
- 1 - 1 1/2 Cups Minced Dried Apples
- 1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds , optional
For the Glaze
- 1 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 3-4 Tablespoons Milk
- Dash Vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 375 and grease an 8x8" baking dish.
- In a large bowl, stir together all ingredients but the turbinado sugar. Pour into a baking dish and spread evenly.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes. Make the glaze.
For the Glaze
- Whisk all the ingredients together and set it aside until the baked oatmeal is done. Let it cool slightly and then pour the glaze all over the top.
- Serve with toppings like: a little warm miIk, a dollop of yogurt, fresh berries or just plain.
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