Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal

This one got a huge “YES!” from Husband. I *really* wanted jelly-filled peanut butter muffins but thought I’d make a jelly-filled peanut butter oatmeal instead. When I asked Husband if he had a flavor preference for a baked oatmeal, he looked at me with stars in his eyes and said, “We have apples!” So peanut butter apple it was. And dude. SO glad we did it. Mmmmmm!!

A baked apple oatmeal with intense peanut butter flavor! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #breakfast #bakedoatmeal #peanutbutter #apple

There’s something so comforting about this dish. It’s like eating our favorite snack (peanut butter and apple slices) when we were kids. But it’s warm and sweet like apple pie covered in peanut butter. Really, all I’m saying is you can’t go wrong when you make this baked oatmeal. It’s a delicious treat but also the perfect way to start the day. Truly!

A baked apple oatmeal with intense peanut butter flavor! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #breakfast #bakedoatmeal #peanutbutter #apple

Baked oatmeal is clearly one of my favorite things everrr, so try some of the other flavors we have on the blog! How about Blueberry French ToastFudgy BrownieCarrot Cake, or Cookie Dough? Or what about PB&J With ZucchiniApple Pie, or Chocolate/Peanut Butter Pecan? They’re all sooooo good, so give ’em a shot!

Let me know if you try this recipe! Comment below, rate it, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard or #fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. And don’t forget to cultivate some positivity and gratitude today. Tell me in the comments what you’re grateful for if you’d like. Vibe high, my friends!

Baked Peanut Butter Apple Oatmeal
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Cool Time
5 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This peanut butter apple oatmeal is bursting with delicious PB flavor and so much fruit. It's naturally sweetened, easy to make, and super filling. Fiber, protein, and carbs galore!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan | Gluten-Free
Servings: 1
What you'll need:
  • 1/2 ripe banana (fresh or frozen-thawed)
  • 1/2 cup zucchini (peeled and grated)
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (to taste here)
  • 1 tbsp ground flax/chia
  • (optional) 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter (I used 1 tbsp powder / 1 tbsp creamy)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped apple (I used pink lady)
What you'll do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (176 C) and ready your ramekin (either with parchment paper or nonstick spray - I choose to bake this oatmeal without either).

  2. In a mixing bowl, mash banana. Then add zucchini, water, and maple syrup and mix well.

  3. Add flax/chia, (optional) turmeric, and peanut butter and mix well.

  4. Stir in oats. Then add chopped apple and stir again.

  5. Place mixture in ramekin and bake for 20 minutes, more if you want it more solid. Then let cool slightly and enjoy!