These cozy, cake-like apple pie baked oats are the perfect fall (or any time of year) breakfast. They’re so dreamy and satisfying, even without any added sugar. I love making a batch of them for meal prep or for a weekend breakfast with friends or family, and I think you will too!

As a Registered Dietitian with a sweet tooth, I am a huge fan of baked oats. Not only do they provide both soluble and insoluble fiber and several of the B-vitamins, but they also make a great canvas for breakfast recipes that are on the sweeter side. To make my baked oatmeal recipes even more cake-like, I like to pulse the oats in the blender to turn them into oat flour before adding them to the mixing bowl. Blended baked oat recipes like this one are the best gateway oats for non-oat lovers imo ?

Nutrition Benefits

Oats provide both soluble and insoluble fiber – my friend and fellow dietitian Alex has a great blog post on the benefits of both! Together, they are wonderful promoters of digestive health and heart health.

Step by step

Preheat oven to 350F.

Add all of your ingredients (except for the apples) to a blender and blend until smooth! It’s that easy!

Spray your ramekins with a cooking spray (I like avocado oil spray) and pour in batter evenly.

Wash and dice apples, then add as many as you’d like into your ramekins!

Bake 25-30 minutes or until oats are firm in the center (time can vary based on your oven). I like to add the ramekins to a baking sheet or tray so they are easy to slide out; also helps prevent spills!

Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes; enjoy warm or save for a meal prep breakfast good microwaved or right out of the fridge – I recommend adding a little spoonful of crunchy almond butter when you eat them!

Substitutions

If you need to make this recipe gluten-free, all you need to do is use gluten-free oats! You can also swap out the egg for 3 tbsp applesauce, or a flax egg (1 tbsp flaxseed + 3 tbsp water, let sit 5 mins before adding) to make these oats vegan. You can substitute any nut or seed butter for the almond butter – cashew or sunflower seed butter would compliment this recipe really well! Any type of milk will work in this recipe as a replacement for the oatmilk. Lots of other fruits would do well in these – any other variety of apple or pears would be a good swap, but berries, banana slices, or peaches would also be delicious.

If you try these, DM me on instagram or leave a review here and let me know! It makes my day when y’all try one of my recipes.