Apple Pecan Baked Oatmeal Recipe


Apple Topping 

  • 2 cups apples, peeled, cored, diced
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp sugar, divided
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 oz chopped pecans

Baked Oats

  • 2 bananas, overripe
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened, or cashew milk or skim
  • 1.5 cups old fashioned oats


  • Preheat the oven to 375F.
  • Peel, core, and dice the apples (required yield: 2 cups).
  • Pour the diced apples into the small sauce pan, and turn the heat on to medium.
  • Add the cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, vanilla extract, corn starch, salt, water, and 1 teaspoon of the sugar to the pot. Stir to combine.
  • Cook the mixture for 10 minutes, or until the mixture resembles apple pie filling. The apples will still have a bite to them, but the liquid should be syrup-like.
  • Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Spray a small baking dish or casserole with cooking spray. Such as an 8.5" x 11" 2.5qt casserole dish.
  • Add the bananas to the bottom of a mixing bowl, and mash them with a fork.
  • Add the applesauce, maple syrup, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and extract and stir to combine.
  • Add the milk. Whisk together.
  • Add the oats. Fold in.
  • Pour the mixture evenly into the baking dish.
  • Add the apple topping to the top of the oatmeal, in an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the top of the dish with the reserved teaspoon of sugar, evenly.
  • Top with the chopped pecans.
  • Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes or until set up.
  • Allow this bake to sit and cool for about 10 minutes until cutting, this will allow it to firm up.