Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal

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Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal-this easy baked oatmeal recipe will remind you of your favorite snack! It reheats well, so make a big pan to enjoy all week long. 

Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Recipe

Remember when I made Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Cookies? Well, I’ve made them a dozen times since I first shared the recipe on the blog. They are one of my very favorite cookies. The problem is they don’t last long because I am a cookie monster. If cookies are on the counter or in the freezer, I will eat them. They don’t stand a chance with me around. The problem is I found myself eating my Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Cookies for breakfast far too often. There are healthy ingredients in the cookies so I thought it was A-OK to have a couple for breakfast.

I thought it was fine until Caleb, our three year old, told me that we aren’t supposed to eat cookies for breakfast. Oops! He caught me!

So instead of setting a bad example, I decided to turn my favorite cookie into baked oatmeal. I made a pan of Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal with basically the same ingredients as the cookies. I didn’t want to get another lecture from our toddler:)

Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Recipe

Baked oatmeal is one of our very favorite breakfasts. A few of our favorite recipes include our Blueberry Coconut, Peach Almond, and Apple Cinnamon. Thanks to my cookies, I invited peanut butter to the party for this recipe and I am so glad I did! The peanut butter, apple, oatmeal combo is a winner…again!

Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Recipe

This healthy baked oatmeal will warm you up on a cold morning and keep you full until lunchtime. I love a good healthy and hearty breakfast! I love cookies too, but Caleb is right, baked oatmeal is probably a better choice:)

Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Recipe

I love making a pan of Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal on Sunday morning so we can enjoy a special Sunday breakfast and then have the leftovers throughout the week. Baked oatmeal reheats great in the microwave. I just add a little splash of milk to perk it up and BOOM, you have a delicious and nutritious breakfast in seconds!

Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com

And the good part is, this baked oatmeal still feels like you are eating a treat for breakfast because it is so good! So go ahead and treat yourself to a pan of Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal. It is mama and toddler approved! Enjoy!

Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal Recipe

Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal

This easy baked oatmeal will remind you of your favorite snack! Make a pan and reheat the leftovers during the week for a healthy and easy breakfast!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Total Time
50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old fashioned oats can use gluten-free oats
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 cups skim milk or milk of your choice
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup creamy all-natural peanut butter
  • 1 1/4 cups diced apples I leave the skin on

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8 square baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  3. In another small bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, applesauce, and vanilla extract.
  4. Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the peanut butter and mix until combined. Add the apples and stir again. Pour mixture into prepared pan.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is golden and oatmeal is set. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.
  6. Note-this baked oatmeal is great reheated in the microwave. We like to make a pan and eat it throughout the week. This recipe can easily be doubled for a 9 x 13 pan. Use gluten-free oats to make this recipe gluten-free. You can serve with brown sugar, an extra splash of milk, cinnamon, or raisins if desired!

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 5 stars
    Made this last night for my son. He wanted a healthier breakfast for work. Success!!! Thank you very much, excellent recipe. Trying the Peanut Butter, banana and honey granola next!! 🙂

  2. 4 stars
    I have made this many times, so I have played with the ingredients. I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, PB2 instead of peanut butter, and I throw in flaxseed. Banana is a good addition.

  3. I was searching for baked oatmeal recipes and these photos stopped me in my tracks! Can’t wait till it comes out of the oven. Smells great!

  4. Found myself with a bunch of leftover sliced apples (no, they did not turn brown, I had soaked them in salt water solution to prevent them turning brown) after a party.  Looking for a way to use them up quickly, I came across your recipe for baked oatmeal. I love the peanut butter with sliced apples, so thought I would give this a try.  All I can say is, “WINNER!”
    I doubled recipe to a 9×13 pan and used all the apples I had, about 4 cups diced.  I also did not add the applesauce as I didn’t realize I had none till I had already started recipe.  It came out perfect in my opinion.  

  5. 5 stars
    This was so yummy! Nice texture and not too sweet. I made baked oatmeal from a different site and it was heavy and gummy. Not this one! Going to try some of your other variations next. Thanks for a new breakfast/snack option!

  6. 5 stars
    I look forward to making this recipe each year after going apple picking! Everything about this is perfect! Sometimes the apples don’t measure exactly to the recipe,I’ve added extra and had no problems! This is great for breakfast, a snack, or even for desert with some chocolate chips on top (they get melty and delicious and it’s heavenly)! Thanks for sharing such a winner!

  7. 5 stars
    Made a pan this morning for the first time and turned out great! I found this while looking for recipes to use up all the ingredients my old roommate left behind. That being said, I substituted some things just to use what I had. For anyone looking in the comments about substitutions, here were mine!
    -Cane sugar instead of brown sugar
    -Jif Chunky Peanut Butter instead of natural creamy PB
    -I left out the applesauce since I didn’t have any
    -I added a ton of raisins!
    -I also didn’t have an 8×8 so I doubled it and used a 9×13-I had to bake it for an extra 10 minutes
    Hope this helps someone!

  8. 5 stars
    I love this stuff!! I especially like it reheated the next day. The texture gets even better. The peanut butter and apple combo is tasty! Not sure how healthy it is though when I eat the whole pan….

  9. I make this all the time! Its my go-to recipe after my family goes apple picking. I always double the recipe because I can easily eat the 8×8 pan by myself! Its so delicious!

  10. This was amazingly easy to put together and tastes heavenly! Would make a great family breakfast dish for holidays too. Can’t wait to try the blueberry coconut recipe!

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