Baked Oatmeal with Spiralized Apples

Baked Oatmeal with Spiralized Apples

Baked Oatmeal with Spiralized Apples

Lu and I are in full-on packing mode.

We move next week (Monday, May 1st!) and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m not so excited about the actual moving process, but who loves that anyway?

Luckily this time around, I have an excuse for being strictly on “unpacking” duty: I’m pregnant! Shouldn’t be lifting heavy things, right? 😉

I actually don’t mind packing and I really love unpacking. What I don’t love is lugging boxes. So, luckily this time around, I will be on that unpacking duty!

Baked Oatmeal with Spiralized Apples

So this week I’ll be spending most of my time packing up our apartment, calling to change our billing addresses, and all that fun stuff.

We pretty much have all the furniture we need, perhaps just an extra chair or end table, but we decided not to buy anything until we’re in the space. The space is much bigger – it’s a 2 bedroom plus a den (which we’re going to make into a home office), so we’re going from ~925 square feet to 1,555 square feet.

It’s so funny how excited you get about an extra 630 square feet when you live in an urban area. But it’s going to feel like a LOT! Although, once the baby’s here, I’m sure we’ll feel cramped again.

Baked Oatmeal with Spiralized Apples

With all the packing, we’ve already packed up our kitchenwares, so it’s going to be a lot of ordering out and eating leftovers.

I made today’s dish yesterday, just so that I would have the leftovers all week!

This baked oatmeal is amazing. It’s flavorful, packed with protein and nutrients, and saves well. Thanks to Cookie and Kate for the original inspiration!

Baked Oatmeal with Spiralized Apples

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 15 points

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Baked Oatmeal with Spiralized Apples

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins


  • 2/3 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon fine-grain sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • cups almond milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons melted coconut oil divided
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 honeycrisp apple


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 10” skillet or 9” baking dish .
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the oats, walnuts, cinnamon, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. Whisk to combine.
  • In a smaller mixing bowl, combine the milk, maple syrup, egg, half of the coconut oil, and vanilla. Whisk until blended.
  • Spiralize the apple with Blade C.
  • Reserve half of the apple for topping the baked oatmeal, then arrange the remaining apples evenly over the bottom of the baking dish. Cover the apples with the dry oat mixture, then drizzle the wet ingredients over the oats. Wiggle the baking dish to make sure the almond milk moves down through the oats, then gently pat down any dry oats resting on top.
  • Scatter the remaining apple noodles on the top.
  • Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the top is nice and golden. If any of the apple noodles start to burn, tuck them into the oatmeal or snip them. Remove your baked oatmeal from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Drizzle the remaining coconut oil on the top before serving.


Per serving (1 out of 6-8) - Calories: 425, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Carbs: 52g, Fiber: 8g, Sugars: 13g, Protein: 13g, Sodium: 132mg
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Allison says:
I love baking oatmeal and eating it all week long! I've topped my oats (and dutch babies!) with spiralized pears and apples before, raw, but never baked in. Guess I'll be giving this a try. :-)
Stephanie says:
Wow, I never even heard of baking oatmeal before. Do you think it would work with steel cut oats, or, my favorite, Bob's Red Mill Scottish style oats? (The Scottish style are cut finer than steel cut, but not as fine as flour.)
Ali Maffucci says:
I have never tried!!
Jen says:
Try googling for "baked oatmeal with steel cut oats" - there are TONS of recipes. I'm sure you could get an idea how to modify this recipe to work!
Stephanie says:
Thank you, I will try that!
Jessica says:
I used half steel cut oats and half regular oats because that's all I had and it came out perfect. A bit more cakey than crumbly like in the photos but it worked.
Barbara says:
Looks delish! I'm right there with you, moving on May 12 from west coast to east coast! Most all dishes, spices, condiments, everything packed and ready to roll. So, finding healthy, easy alternatives is a challenge. Good luck with your move. I'm right behind you!
Ali Maffucci says:
Good luck with your move, Barbara!
Katie says:
Will you be keeping your Inspiralized HQ separate, or consolidating into your new home office? I'm currently in about 900 sq ft and hope to buy a 2 bedroom townhouse next January, so I know the feeling!! Good luck with the move and since I haven't said it yet, congrats on the baby!
Ali Maffucci says:
I'm going to play it by ear! My office lease is up 10/1 and I'm due 9/20, so I may just move out of my office, into my apartment, and then 6 months later lease a new office.
Julia Aston says:
Wish you well on your move! Kent and I love oatmeal so this recipe will be perfect for us and looks for us and looks delicious!
Jeanette says:
This looks fantastic! I can't wait to try it. Btw....CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so excited that you are expecting and moving to what sounds like an awesome size apartment!
Ali Maffucci says:
Thank you so much, Jeanette!
Lauren says:
Thank you for posting not only one but two beakfast recipes in one week!! It's great to have a reason to mix up my mornings...and to start the day inspiralized :)
Ali Maffucci says:
I've had a lot of requests for breakfast recipes, so they'll keep coming !!
Patricia says:
Can this be frozen? Would steel cut oats work?
Ali Maffucci says:
I haven't tried with steel cut oats! And yes, it can be frozen but would be a bit dry!
Sylvia says:
Have fun with the move Ali, you'll love the extra space. Does the oatmeal harden like a cookie or does it stay soft to eat it with a spoon?
Ali Maffucci says:
It stays soft, but hardens when refrigerated, so you'll need some milk when you heat it up!
Anonymous says:
Hi Ali, Can you use quick oats for this recipe? Also, what brand of coconut oil do you use? Congrats on the baby!
Leah says:
Hi Ali! This looks amazing. Will be trying out this weekend. Can I take out the maple syrup without ruining the recipe? Also, just noticed that 'nutmeg' is spelled 'nutneg' in the ingredients and wanted to let you know :)
Ali Maffucci says:
You can take out the maple syrup but it won't be as sweet or breakfast-y, it'll be a bit bland.
I'm allergic to nuts, could I use Flax milk as almond milk is out for me? I know it's easy to leave out the walnuts.
Mistie says:
Yum, this looks delicious I am going to test it out with the kids this weekend! Good luck with the move, how exciting!
Amanda says:
Delicious. I have to admit I always fiddle with a perfectly great receipe. Added 1/4 cup ground flax, little less of chia, and only had 1/2 of oats, so filled out with steel cut, therefore added about 1/2 cup more almond milk. Was very good and cut more like a soft bar. Makes great snack. My 4 yr old neighbor boy really liked. Whew!
peg says:
Good luck with your move and unpacking! We're loving this baked oatmeal dish! Two comments: 1. I wanted to have it baking (and fragrant!) for guests this weekend when they got up. But didn't want to be banging around in the kitchen (or have to get so early myself) to make it. I put the two (dry and wet) ingredients together, kept the wet in the fridge, and in the morning, threw it together. Delish! For those who don't have tons of time in the morning, (who does?) this is a good solution. 2. I went from 1 apple to 3. Really made it better.
Megan says:
Made this recipe this morning. So easy to throw together and it made the house smell wonderful. I really liked how the apples on the bottom soften up which pairs perfectly with the hearty texture of oats! Thanks Ali!
Suzy says:
Ali, should leftovers for this be stored in the fridge or can it be left out room temperature?
Meaghan says:
Yes! To keep things fresh, always store in the fridge!
Alana says:
I just tried this today and was happy with the results. I ended up using unsweetened applesauce instead of maple syrup and used unsweetened vanilla almond milk instead of plain. I likely had more than 1/3 cup applesauce as it rushed out of the container quickly, lol. It was still sweet enough for me and was a satisfying breakfast treat.
Meaghan says:
That's fantastic! Thank you for sharing your substitutes with us!
Anonymous says:
What can I use to substitute coconut oil and can I use regular whole milk instead of almond milk? Thanks!
Meaghan says:
Any oil or milk will do!

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