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Caramel Apple Baked Oatmeal

This is by far the best baked oatmeal I have ever had. I love that it feels special and indulgent but doesn’t leave you sugar-crashing quite as much as waffles or pancakes. It’s a perfect weekend breakfast to make for the family or to make for yourself to eat on all week. You will want to put the dairy-free caramel on everything, so maybe make extra. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!



  • 5 red apples (I used fuji)
  • 1 T. Coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Dairy-Free Caramel

  • 1 can coconut milk or coconut cream
  • 4 T. Coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp tapioca*
  • 1 T water*


  • Shred or grate 4 apples into a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Thinly slice the last apple and lay in a single layer across the bottom of an oiled 9x13 pan.
  • Meanwhile, whisk the coconut cream/coconut milk and coconut sugar together and heat in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a soft bowl and then lower to a simmer for 15 minutes, until it thickens and reduces a bit, whisking occasionally to prevent burning. While it reduces, whisk together tapioca starch and water in a separate bowl. After 15 minutes is up, remove saucepan from the burner and whisk in vanilla extract, tapioca mixture and salt. It should thicken quickly so continue to whisk until it has the consistency of caramel. It should taste like salted caramel, so adjust sweetness and salt level to your preference.
  • Once the caramel cools slightly, slowly pour 1/4 of the caramel into the oat mixture while stirring to temper the egg. Pour the remaining caramel over the apple layer at the bottom and then spread the oat mixture over. Bake at 375 for about 35 minutes until firm and slightly crisp on the top.
  • Top with walnuts or dairy-free vanilla yogurt. Store in the refrigerator. It’s even better cold!
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Caramel Apple Baked Oatmeal

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