Warm Apple Pie

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A comforting breakfast before a busy day:


This baked oatmeal recipe recalls the flavors and textures of warm apple pie, but it’s much healthier!


Warm Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal




  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 apple (I used Gala), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons whole wheat pancake mix
  • Sprinkle cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place all but 1/3 chopped apple in microwaveable bowl and fill with water.  Microwave for 1.5 minutes.
  • Mix oatmeal, almond milk, microwaved apple, pancake mix, and spices and pour into mini casserole dish.
  • Top with reminding apple and pecans.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven, add brown sugar, and broil at 500 degrees for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Remove and enjoy!


I think the thing that makes this baked oatmeal stand out is the addition of the pancake mix.  It gives the pie a firmer texture.  Loves!


I have a busy day planned… I best get moving!


What’s your favorite kind of pie?  We almost had key lime pie at our wedding instead of cake!



  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs May 6, 2010, 8:41 am

    Ok, I feel kinda dumb asking..but what is actually IN pancake mix!? I’ve never bought any, but I’d love to make this oatmeal!! Is it just flour?
    I’m not a massive pie person – though I once made an AMAZING thyme and oat blueberry pie! Heaven in a pie dish 😀
    Have a good day!

    • Caitlin May 6, 2010, 8:49 am

      basically just flour and baking soda

    • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday May 6, 2010, 8:50 am

      Flour, baking powder and soda for leavening, salt, and sugar are the dry ingredients in a basic pancake mix. Wet ingredients are milk and eggs (and sometimes oil).

      Come pancake mixes are “just add water” meaning that there is dried egg and powdered milk in them.

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly May 6, 2010, 8:43 am

    Pecan Pie!!! I love it!

  • emily May 6, 2010, 8:45 am

    I love key lime pie too! It might be my favorite.
    There’s a special place in my heart for pecan pie though. There’s a pie I want to try called crack pie; I’ve heard it described as pecan pie minus the pecans.

  • Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow May 6, 2010, 8:47 am

    Apple pie is by far my fav…my soon-to-be-mother-in-law 🙂 makes an incredible apple pie! And I never liked pie as a child so I feel that as an adult I have a lot of lost pie eating years to make up for!!!

  • John May 6, 2010, 8:48 am

    I’ve never had key lime before. My favorite is a toss up between cherry and apple.

  • Exa May 6, 2010, 8:53 am

    Pumpkin pie is my favorite, hands down! I love key lime too, but pumpkin FTW!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing May 6, 2010, 8:54 am

    That sounds good, I have to try that!!
    My favorite kind of pie.. I’m more of a cake girl but I LOVE pumpkin pie, banana cream pie, and chocolate cream pie.

  • megan May 6, 2010, 8:58 am

    apple pie with ice cream is my favorite! And I never liked pie growing up…just started liking it in college. But now, I’d choose apple pie over pretty much any other dessert out there!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) May 6, 2010, 8:59 am

    I used to hate it, but pumpkin pie is quickly becoming my favorite…there’s so many ways to experiment with it!

  • Therese May 6, 2010, 9:02 am

    Oh man, that looks soooo good!

    My favourite pie is raspberry pie fresh from the oven! Also a HUGE fan of pecan pie and sweet potato pie (oh, and does peanut butter pie count?).

    Oh pie, I do love thee…

  • kalli@fitandfortysomething May 6, 2010, 9:02 am

    oohhh this does look so warm and comforting. I am not a big pie fan but I would say peach pie is one of my favs for sure!

  • Madeline - Greens and Jeans May 6, 2010, 9:07 am

    Sweet potato pie! My dad makes the world’s greatest every year for Thanksgiving!

  • Katie @ Two Lives, One Lifestyle May 6, 2010, 9:08 am

    I love strawberry rhubarb pie (or anything with that flavor combination) and it’s the perfect season. I should get on that!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg May 6, 2010, 9:08 am

    Ooooh, that looks like an awesome fall breakfast (or summer, ha!).

    I love ALL pie!!! Coconut cream pie is one of my faves, though.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet May 6, 2010, 9:10 am

    I love baked or microwaved warm apples!

    My fave pie is definitely coconut cream. Or peanut butter…

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing May 6, 2010, 9:11 am

    My favorite is peanut butter!! Especially with whip cream and chocolate :). That’s my favorite combo no matter what the dessert is really!

  • Diana May 6, 2010, 9:12 am

    I love pretty much all pie. It’s PIE! :p

  • Brittney May 6, 2010, 9:14 am

    PEACH PIE!!!

  • Raewyn May 6, 2010, 9:14 am

    Mmmm…nom nom nom. I will definitely have to try this, Caitlin. Thanks for being sweet enough to share your yummy recipes with us! 🙂

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers May 6, 2010, 9:17 am

    We were going to have key lime pie instead of cake at our wedding too!!! My stepdad ended up bringing me little individual key lime pies instead- but I never got to eat one 🙁

  • Wei-Wei May 6, 2010, 9:20 am

    I don’t usually have pie 🙁 But one of the best I’ve tried is pumpkin pie… and apple pie! YUMM! 😀

    I totally have to make myself this breakfast on a weekend! Deeelicious… 😀

    Have a great day! 🙂


  • Retta @ RunRettaRun May 6, 2010, 9:28 am

    My favorite is pumpkin pie – all year around. Me loves! 🙂

  • Kelly @ Kelly B Well May 6, 2010, 9:29 am

    That looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Meghan@traveleatlove May 6, 2010, 9:34 am

    Pumpkin pie! It almost makes me look forward to the END of summer. . . but I won’t rush it!

  • Carolyn May 6, 2010, 9:36 am

    My favorite pie is chocolat meringue!

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin May 6, 2010, 9:36 am

    Mmm. I looove oatmeal but still haven’t tried baked oatmeal. Does the texture change from regular hot oatmeal?

    • Caitlin May 6, 2010, 11:23 am

      It’s becomes firm!

  • Nicole May 6, 2010, 9:44 am

    Looks so yummy, I really wanted to make something similar this morning but I’m out of apples 🙁

  • okra May 6, 2010, 9:45 am

    I’m assuming that when you said ‘oatmeal’, you mean instant, vs Old Fashioned, or Steel Cut?

    • Caitlin May 6, 2010, 11:25 am

      Not instant! Old fashioned!

  • Mary May 6, 2010, 9:46 am

    I <3 apple pie!! This looks SO good 🙂

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) May 6, 2010, 9:46 am

    This looks awesome–I’m a huge pie fan (and cake, and cookies, and muffins…haha) and pie for breakfast sounds good to me! 😀

  • Helen May 6, 2010, 9:59 am

    I love the idea of baked oatmeal. Anything that is more like a pie or cake is good in my book! I really love apple pies but can’t make them too often as my bf hates apples!

  • Kelly May 6, 2010, 10:01 am

    Strawberry Pie, or Apple pie, yum.

  • Jacquie May 6, 2010, 10:03 am

    Yum! I love apple pie, but then I also have a great no-bake blueberry pie which is great when blueberries are in season 🙂

  • Brynn May 6, 2010, 10:05 am

    I love all berry pies but my favorite is wild blackberry. With vanilla ice cream.

  • emily May 6, 2010, 10:07 am

    Key Lime is my favorite too! *I* would have done key lime pie at my wedding but we already had girls and boys on both sides of wedding party so my husband said no-go to more untraditional. We compromised by having yellow cake stuffed with lemon curd!

  • Amelia May 6, 2010, 10:11 am

    I like almost every kind of pie except key lime pie…favorites being lemon meringue, chocolate cream & strawberry. I was executive pastry chef for a pie company a few years ago. Our specialty? Key lime pie. After being surrounded by key lime everything for 2+ years lets just say that I don’t particularly care for it anymore. 😉 I do however have a kick butt recipe.

  • Heather C May 6, 2010, 10:12 am

    Your baked oatmeal recipes always look SO delicious. I question whether I’d have the patience to *bake* something in the morning – but this could easily fit into a BFD menu 😉 or dessert? Mmhm.

    • Caitlin May 6, 2010, 11:24 am

      It’s great to do baked oatmeal in the morning bc you just mix the ingredients and pop in the oven and go shower!

      • Heather C May 6, 2010, 11:26 am

        Wellll…*that* I can get behind! Multitasking is completely necessary in the morning for me. I have “getting ready” ADD and do like 10 things at once, while reading blogs and eating. ha.

  • Jenny May 6, 2010, 10:12 am

    I’m not really a pie person (I loveee cake!) but I do like cherry pie!

  • Courtney (Pancakes & Postcards) May 6, 2010, 10:14 am

    this looks so good! worst excuse ever, but the only reason i havent been able to try your delicious baked oatmeal recipes (even though i am an oatmeal nut and your recipes look like they are to die for) is because i don´t have a pan or a bowl to bake them in! and i can´t get them around here. makes me so sad! going to south africa next month, will try to find one so i can try this too. bookmarked : ) and apple pie a la mode. i am not a pie person, but i will always love that.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) May 6, 2010, 10:19 am

    Mmm..that looks so heartwarming! 😀

    My favorite pie is lemon meringue. So tart and sweet, all at the same time. 😀

  • Nichole May 6, 2010, 10:23 am

    Tough question… Perhaps I’d have to go with Key Lime. Hard to say no to that and some Cool Whip!

  • Katherine May 6, 2010, 10:23 am

    I could live off of pumpkin pie….24/7. It is the only pie that I could sit down and eat the whole thing! LOL! I will have to try the oatmeal with apple, that looks very yummy!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople May 6, 2010, 10:25 am

    Oh my gosh, how WEIRD! I bought all of the stuff to make basically this exact same oatmeal today! My absolute favorite kind of pie is….apple! Probably why I wanted some of it today!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) May 6, 2010, 10:26 am

    key lime is my favorite too! so good…i love the tart creaminess. YUM!

  • Angharad May 6, 2010, 10:30 am

    Apple pie, no doubt. With full fat greek yoghurt or vanilla ice cream. Ridiculously good. I do love a blueberry/blackberry pie too though – my husband makes an amazing one!

  • Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward May 6, 2010, 10:32 am

    definitely my grandma’s apple pie!

  • Ilana May 6, 2010, 10:36 am

    I always want to try baked oatmeal! But now of course it’s getting warm and firing up the oven in the morning sounds like the last thing I want to do lately…
    I’m not a huge pie person. Pie fillings are usually too sweet and gooey for me to have more than a bite or two (although key lime is an exception). now pie crust on the other hand…whether it’s flaky and light or graham-crackery-dense, omg. I’ll take it.

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) May 6, 2010, 10:43 am

    Key lime is my absolute favorite. I love citrus flavors and always split a slice when I’m down south (the only place the make it well.):-)

  • Camille May 6, 2010, 10:48 am

    I would do terrible, terrible things to get my hands on some Banana Creme Pie. To. Die. For.

  • Ashley (whole-ier) May 6, 2010, 11:01 am

    I’m a florida girl- Key lime pie is hands down the best pie ever

  • skinnyrunner May 6, 2010, 11:02 am

    i like anything with frosting so pie’s kinda on the outs with me. im all about the cake baby.

  • Annie May 6, 2010, 11:08 am

    I’m definitely a key lime type of girl! I make my grandmother’s recipe for my Dad all the time. It’s a no-bake recipe and the filling has to be yellow – no fake green here!

  • Samantha @Food Edu May 6, 2010, 11:08 am

    Yummmm–that oatmeal looks great. I don’t eat sweets too often, but I love key lime pie. I’ve only been to Florida a few times, but when I’ve been there, I’ve totally thrown down on the key lime!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter May 6, 2010, 11:15 am

    When I was a young kid I used to hate pie! But now I’m a huge fan of most pies, so I’m going to have to go with all of them.

  • Ali @ Redhead Reports May 6, 2010, 11:25 am

    I just made an apple pie for my boyfriend’s birthday! Topped with some vanilla ice cream – it was delicious!

  • Lisa C May 6, 2010, 11:26 am

    Key Lime is my absolute favorite! But I love strawberry-rhubarb as well AND coconut cream 🙂

  • Sam (My Sugar Obsession) May 6, 2010, 11:27 am

    blueberry!!! i make it every summer. SO DELICIOUS.

  • Lauren May 6, 2010, 11:40 am

    I think my year round fav pie has to be Apple! There is just something so comforting about it that is sooo AMAZING! But when fall comes around, pumpkin pie (really pumpkin flavored anything) is a good competitor 🙂 Good luck with your busy day!

  • Shawna @ Balancing Me May 6, 2010, 11:44 am

    I love some Strawberry Rhubarb or Lemon Meringue! YUM!!!

  • Nicole, RD May 6, 2010, 12:03 pm

    Those oats look amazing! I love CHERRY pie!

  • Teacherwoman May 6, 2010, 12:13 pm

    Oh my gosh, Caitlin! I have to try this! It’s making my mouth water!

    I love apple pie and cherry pie! MMMM

  • Lucy May 6, 2010, 12:15 pm

    Oh boy, I love me some pie! I actually made a cherry pie yesterday per my husband’s request and it turned out pretty good. My favorite pie, if I had to pick just one, would be a strawberry rhubarb – yummmmy! I’m trying to hold out for just a few more weeks until the strawberries are good n’ ripe until I make my first one for the season! Thanks so much for all the yummy recipes.

    Also, on a random sidenote, thank you for creating such great discussions on your blog. It seems a lot of bloggers don’t reply to questions/comments but that you often offer numerous responses to a single blog post – I know it takes extra effort on your part, but that is one (of many!) aspects that keeps me coming back to your blog – keep up the great work!!

  • Cali May 6, 2010, 12:31 pm

    I’m a pumpkin pie lover, for sure. But that apple pie oatmeal looks incredible!

  • Lauren May 6, 2010, 12:43 pm

    Looks awesome!! The only addition I would add would be applesauce for a creamier texture. I think I will make this exact thing this weekend! 🙂

  • Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) May 6, 2010, 12:55 pm

    Tangy, homemade, Lemon Icebox!

  • Lisa May 6, 2010, 1:12 pm

    That looks delicious!

    My favorite pie is pumpkin. THE BEST!

  • Claire May 6, 2010, 1:15 pm

    This sounds great. I have honestly never been a big pie fan…I tend to not like baked fruit that much. I do love pumpkin and chocolate mousse pie a lot though!

  • stephanie May 6, 2010, 1:30 pm

    I love pies. I think fruit pies are my LEAST favorite though. My husband doesn’t like cake at all, so for our wedding we built a giant 3 tier platform covered in gorgeous fabric and had assorted pies placed on the tiers. For our “cake” cutting, we did pecan pie (his favorite) with whip cream on top!

  • Joyce May 6, 2010, 1:50 pm

    Oh, I made this today… it was so good.. I only subbed walnuts for the pecans! So filling and the pancake mix really does add the special-ness.
    At the moment, the Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie from Cooking Light is my favorite, since I made it last weekend, can’t say I’ve met many pies I didn’t like though!

    • caitlin May 6, 2010, 5:04 pm

      oh im so glad you liked it!

  • Amy @ Second City Randomness May 6, 2010, 5:37 pm

    Oh my friend is actually doing pie at her wedding in September because neither she or her fiance like cake! It’s a cute idea, for sure…

    My favorite is pecan pie. Of course, this would be one of the most fattening… Needless to say, I don’t eat pie much.

  • Susan May 6, 2010, 6:06 pm

    Cute! The Floridian loving key lime 😉 This is a tough question, as I LOVE pie. More than cake and most other desserts. My grammie used to buy these store-bought chocolate pies that were amazing. Although not sweet, my mom makes a mean meat pie.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) May 6, 2010, 6:15 pm

    I love pumpkin pie or pecan pie.

  • lisa May 6, 2010, 7:25 pm

    For me pie favorites all depend on the season. In spring and summer I crave lemon meringue and key lime pies, in autumn I crave pumpkin and pecan pies, and in winter I crave Fruits of the Forest. Pie beats cake any day!

  • Julie @ Pickley Pear May 6, 2010, 9:04 pm

    I love baked apples + oats, and apple crisp or oatmeal crisp. Any combo of that is amazing! My favorite pie is by far apple pie with vanilla ice cream.

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