Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Lightened Up, Low Sugar, Meal Prep, Vegetarian

Amazing Apple Pie for Breakfast

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I love oatmeal bake. Originally made by my cousin, Betsy, when I visited Chicago, I’ve lightened up the original and made it my own. Last fall, I kept making a pumpkin version. This fall, why not try an apple version? I added apple pie spices, fresh apple chunks and chopped walnuts. Drizzle with maple syrup (which you can’t even tell I added to the pics since it absorbed right in), add a spoonful of vanilla yogurt, and top with raisins and cinnamon sugar, and Apple Walnut Oatmeal Bake will make your kitchen smell heavenly and give your tastebuds a frenzy. Plus, it’s such an easy brunch idea or a meal prep for the week. Happy brunchin’!

Ingredients (serves 6).

  • 3 c old-fashioned oats
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 1/4 t cloves
  • 1/8 t cardamom
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1 c unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 apple, chopped
  • 1/4 c chopped walnuts

Directions.

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF and grease a large rectangular baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix oats, spices, salt and baking powder.
  3. In a microwavable bowl, microwave mashed banana in microwave on high for 30 sec or until banana is melted, gooey and/or caramelized. Set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk milk, vanilla and egg whites. Stir in mashed banana.
  5. Pour liquid ingredients over dry ingredients. Fold in apples and walnuts. Transfer to greased pan.
  6. Bake 10-12 min or until set and firm.
  7. Let cool before serving. Cut into 6 squares. Top with yogurt (plain non-fat Greek or Siggi’s vanilla skyr), dried or fresh fruit, maple syrup or any toppings of choosing.
  8. Enjoy!

Adapted from my Oatmeal Bake. Also try Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Bake.


Nutrition for 1 out of 6 squares (without toppings).
235 calories  •  6.4 g fat (24%)  •  38.9 g carbs (64%)  •  7.8 g protein (13%)  •  5.8 g fiber  •  7.3 g sugar
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.

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