Apple Pie. NOM. NOM. NOM. While I openly admit that I don’t really have a sweet tooth, apple pie is something I think everyone can relate to as a really homely, comforting recipe, especially for winter time. Recently, while on holiday in Amsterdam, I tried the famous Dutch Apple Pie in a place called Winkel 47 (famous for their pie!), and it was just delicious, with a gorgeous note of cinnamon too, one of my favourite spices. I’m all about the baked apple inside the pie, and less about the pastry being honest! So, after the success of my Baked Gingerbread Oats recently, I decided to go for another Christmassy warm breakfast with Apple Pie Oats! I put a poll on my Instagram story to see if you guys would be interested in this recipe – and I got an overwhelming yes! Baking oats is the BIZ guys. Plus, an apple a day, right?!
Recipe (Serves 4)
Ingredients (For FOUR Servings)
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 ripe bananas
- 400ml milk of choice (I use Koko Coconut Milk)
- 100ml water
- 200g oats (I use Flahavan’s Progress Oatlets)
- 50g Pumpkin Seeds
- 4 servings of protein powder of choice
- 1 -2 Pink Lady Apples, sliced into length-way thins
- Note: If you don’t want to use protein powder, then I recommend using half the liquid to start, and adding a little splash more as you need if the mixture is dry!
- Pre-heat the oven to 200C (fan oven) and grease a baking tin lined with tinfoil with a little olive oil.
- Take a large mixing bowl, and place the oats, protein powder, spices and 2/3 of the seeds into the bowl. Stir to combine.
- Next, add your wet ingredients – milk, mashed banana, and 50ml of the water. Mix everything together, and if the batter is still a little dry, then add more water.
- When the oven is ready, transfer the mix to your baking tin, and smooth it down evenly using the back of a spoon.
- Sprinkle the pumpkins seeds on top.
- Take your apple slices, and arrange them as artistically as you like on top of the bake! Get creative!
- Bake in the oven for approximately 40 minutes – check at 40 by inserting a toothpick or fork into the batter. If it comes out mostly clean, you’re good! Otherwise, give the oats another 5-10 minutes baking time.
- Allow to cool for 15 minutes before slicing and serving!
Enjoy gang! I hope you love this recipe as much as me. Apple and Cinnamon were made to be together I think. As always, tag me if you try these oats – @theirishbalance on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook!