Apple Pie Oatmeal

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on January 24, 2011


For whatever reason, I have this burning desire to take otherwise ‘normal’ recipes and turn them into      spin-offs of my favourite desserts.

Carrot Cake Oatmeal.

Apple Pie Muffin Tops.

Pumpkin Pie Monster.

Zucchini Bread oatmeal.

Oatmeal Cookie VOO.

Pumpkin Pie VOO.

Pecan Pie ‘Truffles’.

You might call this weird, but I call it totally normal…as long as I don’t look over my Recipes page all at once and then I start to think an intervention might be necessary.

My theory is that I am making up for lost time. After struggling with an eating disorder for 10 years, it is now time to have fun with food. Long gone are the days of eating the same 3 meals day in and day out and constantly feeling deprived. I like to have fun with food now, but at the same time, I want my food to work for me and leave me feeling my best.

This burning desire to recreate desserts is especially strong at breakfast time; although I will be the first to admit that I don’t care for something too sweet in the morning. Carrot Cake Oatmeal and Pumpkin Pie Overnight Oats are on my regular breakfast rotation and I feel like I am beating the system getting to eat such delicious food first thing in the morning. And who doesn’t like to beat the system?

Naturally, the next dessert on my breakfast hit list is Apple Pie Oatmeal. It took me a couple of trials, but I was blown away by the taste of my most recent attempt and I knew I had to share it with you on this blistery Winter morning.


4.8 from 4 reviews

Apple Pie Oatmeal

Vegan, oil-free, soy-free


A warm embrace on a cold winter day, this Apple Pie Oatmeal will remind you of delicious apple pie, but will leave you feeling energized and ready to tackle the day ahead. The leftovers (if there are any!) taste amazing chilled, too.

2 small bowls
Prep time
Cook time


  • 1/3 cup rolled oats (use certified gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 1 large apple, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces (about 1 1/3 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • Pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 to 1 1/4 cups unsweetened almond milk, as needed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (optional)
Suggested toppings:
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • Diced apples
  • Coconut sugar
  • Cinnamon and ground ginger
  • Granola
  • Coconut Whipped Cream


  1. In a medium sized pot over medium heat, whisk together the oats, apple, chia seeds, cinnamon, ginger, salt, milk, maple syrup, and applesauce until combined.
  2. Cook over medium heat for about 9 to 15 minutes, stirring often. When the mixture thickens and the oats soften, it is ready.
  3. Stir in the pure vanilla extract and lemon juice (if using).
  4. Pour into a dish and serve with your desired toppings.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 1 of 2 small bowls | Calories 240 calories | Total Fat 5 grams
Saturated Fat 0.5 grams | Sodium 240 milligrams | Total Carbohydrates 47 grams
Fiber 8 grams | Sugar 26 grams | Protein 5 grams
* Nutrition data is approximate and is for informational purposes only.



This recipe really excites me because not only did I go crazy over the taste, but I love recipes that are based around simple, plant-based foods. They leave me feeling energized!


Add the oats, peeled and chopped apple, chia seeds, unsweetened applesauce, Almond milk, cinnamon, ginger, pinch of kosher salt into a pot and whisk well.

Cook for about 8 minutes over medium heat.


The applesauce, chia seeds, and chopped apple really bulk up this oatmeal! It turns into a huge bowl, which is always a good thing.


Sprinkle with chopped walnuts, cinnamon, and a drizzle of maple syrup!




and dig in to one of the most comforting bowls of oatmeal I have ever tried.


I also made someZucchini Bread Oatmeal last week…



Mmm. Zucchini Bread.


It was quite delicious, but the recipe still needs some tweaking before I am ready to share it! I am really excited about this one though.


You might want to check out my Carrot Cake Oatmeal too.

Monday mentionable:

1. Check out my new Favourite Sweets list on the right hand sidebar…I will be updating it on a regular basis with my favourite sweet treats.

Have a great start to your week!

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Kat D December 28, 2013 at 4:51 pm

When you use oats, are you using the usual Quaker oats or a different type?


Angela (Oh She Glows) December 28, 2013 at 5:39 pm

Yes Quaker rolled oats will work :) Anything that says rolled oats or regular oats usually mean the same thing! Hope this helps.


Kat D December 28, 2013 at 5:57 pm

Thank you! I’ve copied all of the recipes and I cannot wait to try them ALL


Kate January 3, 2014 at 12:03 pm

We just got 10 inches of snow dumped on us last night (the weather people were a little off on their three inch estimate). I’ve been waiting to try this oatmeal and today was the perfect day. I love this oatmeal. Even the bites with no apple taste delicious. Will definitely be making this again! Thanks for sharing!


Emmett M February 10, 2014 at 10:15 am

Fantastic recipe. I made it this morning. My home smells like a pie factory:) It was so yummy!! Thanks!!


Sarah February 13, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Having this for dinner tonight. SO good! Thanks :)


janine February 23, 2014 at 11:02 am

I doubled this recipe today and I know I followed the directions properly but it was way too runny. I added another handful of oats and it was perfect. I wonder if this recipe just doesn’t work if you double it?


Angel June 11, 2014 at 12:40 am

Awesome recipe!
I would love to see one of an actual apple pie too. I’m sure that this oatmeal version is probably healthier but it would be great to see your versions of more common desserts as well.


Brenda September 14, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Could I make this with Steel Cut Oats instead of oatmeal?


Paula March 16, 2015 at 8:26 pm

Can I sub almond milk with rice milk or soy? Id love to make this but my son is allergic to nuts. :(


Adriane January 30, 2016 at 10:30 am

I just made this and added a giant blob of peanut butter on top, and and oh my gosh can I say heaven in a bowl? I’ve been recovering from restrictive eating myself, and love finding nourishing yet beautiful recipes thank you!


Maria March 4, 2016 at 1:08 pm
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Oh my… Just made this one up.. Heaven in a bowl.. THANK YOU ❤️❤️❤️


Angela Liddon March 4, 2016 at 6:33 pm

Glad you enjoyed it, Maria!


Jonathan May 18, 2016 at 8:35 am

I’ve been making this recipe for a while and I love it! I’ve modified it a bit to fit my own taste and what ingredients I usually have (wheat germ instead of chia seeds etc.) and it always comes out great. I’ve actually been experimenting with adding a little bit of curry powder to it, and I love how it turns out. Just 1/8 tsp. of curry powder for a tiny bit of warmth.


Angela Liddon May 19, 2016 at 7:57 am

Curry powder sounds like such a great twist, Jonathan! Now I’m curious – I’ll have to test that out sometime, for sure.


Jessica September 2, 2016 at 8:42 am
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I have been making this recipe for some time now, and I have to tell you it is one my absolute favorites!!!! PRO TIP: Bake the apples with lemon juice and cinnamon before adding them to the oatmeal. Sooo delicious!! Cannot wait to start making this now that fall is arriving :)


Angela Liddon September 2, 2016 at 11:38 am

Great idea, Jessica!


Kate October 21, 2016 at 12:32 pm
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Oh wow, this was awesome!! I used a honey crisp and holy! There was SO much I was full for HOURS. Honestly I didn’t even want lunch until 3 pm. And it was super delicious! Perfect fall breakfast!


Maria May 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm
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I made this for breakfast today, my first time adding chia seeds to oatmeal. It was delicious! I omitted the maple syrup as I’m trying to avoid added sugar, and also did not add applesauce, just a big chopped up apple. Very yummy, thanks for the recipe!


Angela Liddon May 10, 2017 at 8:32 am

So glad you enjoyed it, Maria!


Freyja October 18, 2018 at 12:51 pm

What apple sauce did you use? Unsure where to get this!


Angela (Oh She Glows) October 19, 2018 at 10:09 am

Hey Freyja, you can make your own if you don’t have access to store-bought applesauce. I usually buy whatever my grocery store (I like organic and in glass jars) has and keep it stocked in my pantry.


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