My Apple Pie & Custard Baked Oats recipe is a delicious and warming breakfast that is perfect for those colder mornings.
This is the perfect cosy breakfast to make on those mornings you have a little more time than usual, making it ideal for weekends or days you are working from home. Personally, I like to whip these up after training and shower while they are in the oven! The flavours in this are perfect to enjoy throughout winter and although they make a comforting breakfast, they also make a great dessert when you are craving apple pie and custard but want a quicker or healthier alternative.
The amounts noted are for one single serving, if you wanted to create this for two people just double the amounts and split between two ramekins. The bake time is 25 minutes in a preheated oven, however, ovens do vary so keep an eye on the oats to ensure they don’t burn and allow up to 30 minutes. If you really are in a rush, you can treat this as more of a mug cake and simply microwave for 2 to 3 minutes!
I like to hold back a few pieces of apple to scatter across the top once baked. When you are scooping out the apple, try to avoid any of the sugar water liquid that has formed as it will affect how the oats bake. If you wanted to make this recipe even simpler, you could omit the first two steps and simply add the uncooked chopped apple to the centre of the baked oats, or even stir it through the batter.
I use mixed spice in this recipe, however, you could simply substitute this for cinnamon or even a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves depending on what you have in your spice rack. I use coconut sugar in this but if you do not have any, a white or light brown sugar would work just as well.
Although this recipe is based on the flavours in apple pie and custard, you will have noticed there is no actual custard in this recipe. Instead, you can make this using a dairy free yogurt or pudding that is vanilla flavoured. It is rare I mention specific products in my recipes but I tend to make this using the Alpro Vanilla Pudding pots as they taste just like custard!
Use a little bit of oil or spray to line your ramekin, small bowl or mug to ensure your baked oats do not stick. To grease my ramekins I usually add a little bit of coconut oil to the bottom of my dish and place in the oven while it preheats to allow it to melt.
These oats are based on my original Banana Bread Baked Oats recipe which you can find here. If my Apple Pie & Custard Baked Oats don’t really appeal to you, you may prefer another flavour such as my Black Forest Gateaux Baked Oats or my Peanut Butter & Jam Baked Oats.
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