Baked Apple Oatmeal + 7 Apple Hacks

There are many fun apple hacks out there. I included a few of my favourite in this post, plus a delicious (and super easy) recipe for Baked Apple Oatmeal.

Baked Apple Oatmeal Bowls - an easy breakfast recipe that's ready in under a minute, healthy, and has no clean up! Plus 7 apple hacks.

Apples are more than the perfect fruit for apple pie, they serve multiple purposes. From using applesauce as a natural sweetener in clean eating chicken chili to using the fruit as a bowl for oatmeal here are a some of the possibilities with apples.

Did you know that February is apple month? Apple Month is an annual winter celebration across Western Canada which recognizes the quality produce grown on B.C. soil while encouraging people to support our local growers. Many consumers don’t typically think of February as a month for fresh fruit, however fresh B.C. apples are available throughout the long winter months.

Apple Hacks

Turn an apple into a bowl and other apple hacks!

  1. If you cut your apple, squeeze a lemon over it. It keeps it from browning.
  2. Alternatively, you can put the apple back together again and hold it in place with a rubber band. This helps keep it fresher for longer.
  3. Dip apples in pancake batter and fry for a healthier pancake recipe.
  4. Hollow out an apple and use it as a cup.
  5. Scoop out the core, add brown sugar and make a healthy apple pie replacement.
  6. When picking out an apple, choose ones that are firm, shiny, and heavy.
  7. Easily make dried apples by slicing them and baking them at the lowest setting on your oven for 6 hours.

These apple hacks are fun but I’m going to share with you my favourite apple hack, using an apple as a bowl for baked apple oatmeal.

Baked Apple Oatmeal Bowls - an easy breakfast recipe that's ready in under a minute, healthy, and has no clean up! Plus 7 apple hacks.

More apple fun:

Health Benefits of Apples

Spicy Chicken and Apple Sweet Potato Stir Fry

Baked Apples with Coconut Cream

Pork Meatballs Stuffed with Cheddar and Apple

Baked Apple Oatmeal

Does it count as baked when it’s microwaved for 60 seconds? It’s my recipe, and I’m going to say it’s allowed.

Baked Apple Oatmeal Bowls - an easy breakfast recipe that's ready in under a minute, healthy, and has no clean up! Plus 7 apple hacks.

Not only is this recipe for baked apple oatmeal super easy (and super fast, it only takes a minute and a half) there is no clean up! The bowl is the apple, and you can eat it after.

Baked Apple Oatmeal Bowls - an easy breakfast recipe that's ready in under a minute, healthy, and has no clean up! Plus 7 apple hacks.

While the apple is microwaved, it releases some of it’s natural juices, infusing the oatmeal with natural apple flavor.

Recipe tip: I added 3 tablespoons of the almond milk at first, microwaved for 60 seconds and then added the last tablespoon for the final half a minute. That way none of the liquid spilled over.

Baked Apple Oatmeal Bowls - an easy breakfast recipe that's ready in under a minute, healthy, and has no clean up! Plus 7 apple hacks.
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Baked Apple Oatmeal

This recipe for baked apple oatmeal is a recipe I can get behind, plus it saves a few dishes!
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baked apples, OATMEAL
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 191kcal


  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • Cut the top the apple and scoop out the inside, reserve some of the apple flesh.
  • Add the oats, almond milk, brown sugar, 1 tbsp of the reserved apple, and cinnamon. Mix.
  • Microwave for 90 seconds.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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27 comments on “Baked Apple Oatmeal + 7 Apple Hacks”

  1. That looks so good! It would be a perfect snack that will not ruin your healthy eating habits! I think it would be fun to try. I will definitely do it.

  2. That sounds so good! I do a version of this, but I just dice up the apple and put it in the oatmeal. My kids call it apple pie in a bowl.

  3. I like your baked apple oatmeal. You only have to wash the spoon. I’m going to try dipping apple slices in pancake batter. That sounds delicious.

  4. Apple oatmeal is definitely one of my favorites. This looks so good!

  5. This looks incredible! I love the idea of using the apple. Super creative to not have to use a bowl.

  6. I love baked apples. This recipe looks absolutely divine!

  7. This is just the coolest way to make oatmeal! I’m glad you can do this super quick in the microwave too. I bet the apple flavor is incredible.

  8. Love that you used the apple as a bowl! My kids and I both love oatmeal. This would be a totally winner in our house.

  9. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I know my kids are going to love it. I will have to make some this weekend.

  10. I am going to make this for dessert this week. I have a ton of apples and need to use them up.

  11. I bet this smells amazing when it is cooking. I am excited to get the ingredients I need to make some.

  12. Oh my this Baked Apple Oatmeal looks so delicious and easy to make. It would be an amazing breakfast.

  13. love the apple bowl idea

  14. My kids are such fans of oatmeal in the morning. I can’t wait to try this recipe out and see what they think of it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. An apple a day….I always eat my apples of all kinds. You made such adelight oatmeal, apple and you can eat the bowl. I must check out all those health benefits of apples thank you.

  16. Oh wow this looks like something I would just love!! I never though to carve out the apple like you did!

  17. Apples are the best, so versatile. We’re toying with planting a few apple trees if we get the house we want.

  18. This recipe sounds so delicious for breakfast or just a great snack!My apple hack is to coat pork chops with shake ‘n bake for pork.Then cover them with sliced apples that I shake in a mixture od brown sugar and cinnamon.Bake them in a 350 degree oven til done.They are so delicious!!  Thanks for the awesome contest and chance!! 🙂

  19. That looks delicious. I love that bowl idea!
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  20. Can I bake in smaller individual jars or pans? Also, how long do left overs last in the fridge?

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