The Best Apple Pie & Custard Baked Oats (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 25 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Yield: serves 1Category: Breakfast
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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.

If you like the flavours in this breakfast you may also like my Spiced Apple Pancakes or my Cinnamon Baked Apples which you can find here.

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  • 50g 1/2 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 red apple
  • 1 /2 banana
  • 50ml 3 tbsp soya milk
  • 1 - 2 tbsp dairy free vanilla yogurt or pudding
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


  1. Roughly chop the apple into small pieces and add to a saucepan
  2. Add one tablespoon of coconut sugar and one teaspoon of water and cook the apple over a low heat until it starts to soften
  3. Place the oats in a blender and blitz until fine
  4. Add the banana, soya milk, maple syrup, mixed spice and baking powder to the blender. Blend until a smooth batter forms
  5. Scrape out half of the batter into a greased oven proof ramekin, mug or small bowl
  6. Spoon out the apple pieces and add to the middle of the bowl, taking care to avoid the liquid left in the saucepan. Hold some apple pieces back to scatter across the top once baked if desired
  7. Spoon the vanilla yogurt or pudding over the top of the apple pieces
  8. Pour the remaining batter over the top of the fillings so they are fully covered
  9. Place in a preheated oven and bake for 25 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius
  10. Once baked, top with any additional apple pieces and the remaining coconut sugar


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