My love for oatmeal has been well established by now from the sheer amount of oat recipes I’ve already posted. Tropical Turmeric Overnight Oats, Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal and Banana Bread Overnight Oats just to name a few. Any way you eat oatmeal, whether it be boiled, soaked or baked it’s delicious but Apple Crumble Baked Oats my friends, is the pinnacle of oatmeal recipes.
This ain’t your Grandmas Apple Crumble. Before you get your pitchforks out I know your Grandmas Apple Crumble is delicious but it’s loaded with sugar and fat and all things that unfortunately lead to weight gain (if eaten in excess). My Apple Crumble Baked Oats taste just as good, if not better (sorry?) and are loaded with all things nourishing for the body and lead to nothing but pure happiness and your house smelling like cozy Autumn days. If I could turn this smell into a candle trust me I would and i’d have it burning all year long its that good. Plus you can eat it everyday or if you’re game enough for every meal.
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– Oatmeal: loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Oats are a complex carb, which essentially means they are packed full of fibre (helps keep you regular), and digest slowly which keeps you fuller for longer.
Good guy oats, the kind of guy your parents would be proud of.
– Walnuts: jam packed with Omega 3’s. Good for your heart and your brain.
– Apples: You know how it goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Plus they are so juicy and sweet.
– Coconut: Yaaaas coconut, god’s greatest gift to us. How could we ever survive without it!? In all seriousness coconut contains a butt tonne of health benefits and it taste delicious. My opinion? Throw coconut on everything.
How to make Apple Crumble Baked Oats
This recipe is super convenient and only requires one bowl and a baking dish. Mix up a basic oatmeal base of oats (shocker), almond milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a little baking powder to make it fluffy and cake like. Spread that on to the bottom of your baking dish. Top with fresh sweet juicy apples that have been mixed with a little cinnamon, lemon juice, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Finally sprinkle over the crumb topping made of oats, walnuts, coconut and a little more cinnamon. Bake until crispy and golden. If you listen carefully you can actually hear angels singing.
It seems impossible but it gets better. These Apple Crumble Baked Oats are a jack of all trades. By that I mean, you can meal prep it for the week ahead, eat it for breakfast hot or cold, cut it into slices and eat it for a snack, eat it for dessert with some coconut ice cream (highly recommend!) or straight from the baking dish with a spoon – best way to enjoy it imo.
- You can use any other milk alternative.
- The oatmeal can be made the day before and placed into the fridge overnight.
- Use whatever sweetener you like.
- Prefer green apples over red? Great, use them.
- Pecans make a good substitute for walnuts but walnuts are better.
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Gooey cake like oats with a sweet apple filling and crispy crunchy walnut and coconut crumb.
- 3 cups oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- pinch of salt
- 2 cups almond milk
- 4 red apples
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 cup oats
- 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 4 tbsp butter or vegan butter
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
Preheat oven to 180°C/350F
Mix together the base ingredients and press into a greased baking pan.
Chop apples into small cubes and toss with lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla extract and maple syrup. Scatter over the top of the oat base.
Make crumb by mixing together oats, coconut and cinnamon. Chop and add the butter, rub through your finger tips until you make crumbs. Mix through the chopped walnuts and then sprinkle over the top of the apples.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
Calories will vary depending on brands used. Calories do not include coconut ice cream
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