Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Melanie's Prize Winning Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal

I recently found a recipe that one of my fellow Fitfluential Ambassadors, Melanie, developed for a Quaker Oats Contest... and I thought it looked and sounded too good to pass on.  It is an Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal.

It does take a few minutes to assemble and get into the oven, and it has to cook for 45 minutes, so this is not something you are going to do on a busy workday.... but on a weekend, yes, do give it a try.  And once it is made up, it keeps in the refrigerator for a couple of days and can be re-heated on those mornings you are in a hurray.  Always nice to have something quick.

Since I have had to start outfitting my kitchen, almost from scratch, I haven't purchased any pie plates yet... so I used a glass cake pan to make up Melanie's Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal... but I am going to share my pictures with you anyway. 

Chopped apples, oats, nuts and spices.

The wet ingredients added with the dry.

And poured into a prepared baking dish.

After coming out of the oven.  Smells wonderful!

A 1/6th serving....

with a bit of yogurt and syrup for The Captain.\

And mine is a 1/8th serving... not that much smaller really.
I did make a couple of small changes... I substituted walnuts for pecans, and I used coconut oil in place of vegetable oil. I did use a sugar free syrup, too, to keep the calorie count down for me and the other Weight Watchers who will want to make this dish.  Minor tweaks and I know you will want to visit Melanie's blog, nutritious eats, for the recipe and instructions for this delicious Apple Pie Baked Oatmeal... and also see her beautiful photos!
For my Weight Watchers friends who like to know how things shape up nutritionally, I am going to share the N.I. for the pie the way I made it up, noting my substitutions in the ingredients as described.
Per serving of 1/8th of pie, not including topping.
Weight Watchers P+ = 5.
Calories 194; Protein 5g; Carbohydrate 23g;  Fat 10g; Fibre 3g.
Per serving of 1/6th of pie, not including topping.
Weight Watchers P+ = 7.
Calories 259; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate 30g; Fat 13g; Fibre 4g.
By the way, I just found out that Melanies' recipe won the contest.  Congratulations, Melanie!
Are you an oatmeal fan? Have you ever tried baked oatmeal?


  1. Im in!!
    the cool hath come and the hubby loves the oats :-)

  2. I am trying this! consider it PINNED :)

    I make my own oatmeal with apples every morning so this totally appeals to me, as I've never baked it...except to make granola.

  3. THis looks fabulous! Can't wait to make--and an award winner too--congrats to Melanie!


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