Hearty Apple Baked Oatmeal

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It is officially spring. Finally. I like typing it out as a reminder that it is true. Since I live in Northern Minnesota, it doesn’t actually feel like spring yet. The snow is melting fast, and I can see our lovely brown grass.  I’m ready to spend more time outside with my boys and soak in some sun. Until then, the reality is keeping us from outdoor activities. There isn’t enough snow to build a snowman or go sledding. But it is too muddy and wet outside to enjoy spring activities. That didn’t stopped us from enjoying our weekend! We spent our time with activities like hide-and-seek, a nature walk with Dad, art projects, building with construction toys and spending lots of time in the kitchen! My four year old and I made this delicious Hearty Apple Baked Oatmeal, an altered version of this baked oatmeal recipe I made earlier this year.

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This is a great recipe with very little cleanup since you can mix all the ingredients right in the baking dish!

Making Baked Apple Oatmeal

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Wesley was more than happy to pour the milk over our oatmeal. Most of it gets baked into the oatmeal as it cooks, leaving it nice and soft.

Adding Milk to Baked Oatmeal

This baked oatmeal is perfect for feeding a crowd for special occasions or for every day. It is very hearty and will keep you satisfied!

Hearty Apple Baked Oatmeal Recipe

You can add more milk or serve it with REAL® Dairy yogurt like I did for even more protein, especially if you use a Greek variety. My kids especially love to pair it with honey vanilla yogurt. It tastes so good!

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Hearty Apple Baked Oatmeal

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8


  • 2 2/3 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 cups chopped apples
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans divided
  • 4 cups milk


  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In 2 to 3 quart casserole, mix together oats, 1/4 cup pecans, raisins, cranberries brown sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, vanilla, and apples.
  3. Pour milk over mixture.
  4. Bake uncovered 42 to 48 minutes or until most liquid is absorbed.
  5. Top with remaining pecans.
  6. Serve warm with additional milk or yogurt if desired.

Eating Baked Oatmeal with Yogurt

This was a perfect Sunday brunch option for my family and a new favorite. Since I typically have all these ingredients on hand anyway, I can whip up a batch of baked oatmeal and feed my family something that I can feel good about.

Eating Baked Oatmeal with FamilyIt also helps that my kids see this as a special treat instead of just something nutritious to fill their bellies.

Eating Baked Oatmeal

Whether you plan to tackle spring cleaning, spend time outdoors or celebrate a special occasion like Easter or Mother’s Day with your family, this baked oatmeal recipe is a great way to start to your spring day!

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Hearty Apple Baked Oatmeal


  1. We love baked oatmeal around our house its such an easy breakfast idea. Sharing with my followers. Thanks for sharing on Inspire Me Monday. Have a wonderful week!!

  2. This looks super yummy! My grandson loves helping in the kitchen. He would have fun making and eating this recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    Oh wow! I want to make this easy Oatmeal recipe and have it for breakfast with the family! I think it looks so delicious and fun to make with my niece and nephew!

  4. I’ve never tried making baked oatmeal before, but this looks delicious! Love that it’s pretty healthy too.

  5. 5 stars
    oh, what a great idea for a family brunch. i love these ingredients and i know that my family will too. This is very creative and i never thought of baking oatmeal.

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