Apple Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Recipe to come in a minute…

apple walnut baked oatmeal

But first, you should all know that Sadie is officially a lady of the night whenever we visit my parents in St. Pete.

sleepy vizsla

She bed hops two to three times, paying late-night visits to everyone in their separate rooms.

sleeping vizsla

What a little hussie. Smile

Sadie’s bed hopping routine didn’t bode well for my sleep. Since my bed seemed to be her “home base,” she would bed hop for a while and then come back to snuggle with me. I eventually closed her out because all the bed hopping was getting a little ridiculous, but by the time my heart turned to stone and I was fine with locking her out of my room, it was 4 a.m.

Needless to say, I didn’t get the best sleep last night, but it was my own fault since I’m a softie when it comes to Sadie.


Breakfast this morning was fantastic!

baked oatmeal with apple and walnuts

I know it doesn’t look like much, but it got rave reviews from everyone.

I revamped my recipe for banana pecan coconut baked oatmeal this morning to create a batch of apple walnut baked oatmeal, perfect for three people. 

baked oatmeal

Apple Walnut Baked Oatmeal

  • Serves three
  • Bake time: 22 minutes


  • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons liquid egg whites (1 egg white)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup apple butter
  • 3 tablespoons raisins 
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 medium apple, finely diced


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Stir together rolled oats, steel cut oats, baking soda and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine egg white, applesauce and apple butter.
  4. Add applesauce mixture to oat mixture and stir.
  5. Add raisins, walnuts and apple to the oatmeal applesauce mixture and stir.
  6. Pour into a loaf pan sprayed with cooking spray and pat down. Bake uncovered for 12 minutes. Remove from oven, stir mixture and bake uncovered for an additional 10 minutes, until lightly browned.
  7. Spoon into bowls and enjoy. Also delicious when topped with milk, yogurt or fresh berries!

healthy baked oatmeal

This baked oatmeal wasn’t as fluffy as the original one and crumbled a bit, but it was chewier and packed with more fun ingredients that added to the flavor of the dish. 

I’ll be back soon and hope to check in before my afternoon meeting.

Happy Friday!!!


  1. says

    Teddy likes to do that when we have house guests too. I usually end up locking him in – otherwise he ends up crying at my door! That baked oatmeal looks delish. I’ve never made baked oatmeal before but I may give it a go this weekend!


  2. says

    Yum! I like have to make this tomorrow morning, supposed to be a rainy day so it is perfect for a rainy day breakie! I have apple cranberry butter from Trader Joe’s I think should work. Thanks for sharing!


  3. Rachel says

    i think i would be a softie too if my dog wanted to curl up like that with me! does she always crawl under the sheets on her own? so CUTE!


  4. Brittney says

    My 10 month old dachshund puppy is bad with house training- she KNOWS she’s not supposed to go in the house, but she just doesn’t care. (Doxie owners, y’all know what I’m saying- HARD HEADED!) Anyway, I sleep with my door open so I have a baby gate up so she can’t get out of my room. Usually she spends the whole night cuddled by my legs under the covers, but the past few nights she has been jumping in and out of my bed over and over. This bed hopping has been driving me completely insane. I try to put her back in the bed because knowing her she will pee in the floor, but I’ve gotten to the point where I don’t care and I just go back to sleep. Luckily she hasn’t peed yet, just hopping down for whatever reason!


  5. says

    I cannot handle dogs in beds, I’ve had friends who let their dogs sleep in bed with them and if I am staying over and I sleep there i get ZERO sleep because the dog keeps moving around and climbing on me!


  6. says

    Oooo that looks delicious!

    My dogs do the exact same thing whenever we visit my mom (or when she visits us)! Back and forth, back and forth, ALL. NIGHT. LONG. Thankfully, I’m used to the game of Musical Beds and it doesn’t wake me much anymore. Happy Weekend!!


  7. says

    Awww. I feel like I would be the same way if I had a dog. I’d be such a sucker for the first 2/3rds of the night and then I’d probably hit a breaking point and have little problem locking them out from 4am on to let me sleep! Eeek I hope that doesn’t mean I’ll be a bad Mom…


  8. Sarah says

    We have 2 vizslas and my father in law has 2. Whenever we go visit him no one gets any sleep because the dogs are so excited! I love your blog. Thanks for all of your great workout tips and recipes.


  9. Whitney says

    My parents watched our English Bulldog while my husband and I were on vacation a few weeks ago… they let him sleep in my old bedroom and shut the door. In the middle of the night (EVERY NIGHT) he would bark until my mom came in there and layed down with him.

    …Ten minutes of cuddle time later, he was snoring and she would sneak back out. Just like a little kid! Grandparents are such SUCKERS! haha


  10. Breeana says

    So after reading your blog this morning and seeing that delicious baked oatmeal, I decided to try it myself, I only had old fashioned oats, so I used only those, and then I didn’t have any walnuts, so I left those out, and it was AMAZING, my new favorite 🙂


  11. Carrie says

    Love the bed hopping… Our Vizsla Lucy is the same way!!! She starts on the couch/chair then makes her way to everyones bed.. her nails on the hardwood drive me crazy at night!!


  12. Shannon says

    I had pinned this recipe a while ago but just made it this morning for me and my 18 month old son. I used pumpkin butter in place of apple butter since that is what I had on hand and it came out super delicious! Thanks so much!



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