Recipe: Dessert for breakfast? Why not?

Recipe: Dessert for breakfast? Why not?


In celebration of World Porridge Day, two classics have combined to become the ultimate comfort food: Apple Pie baked oats.


WE'RE all guilty of indulging in some comfort food every now and then. And what's more comforting than a bowl of creamy porridge? Apple Pie.

In celebration of World Porridge Day on October 9, Masterchef alum Hayden Quinn has brought these two comfort foods together to create Apple Pie baked oats.

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes


  • 1 3/4 cup oat milk
  • 2 x large free-range eggs
  • cup maple syrup
  • 30g unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups UNCLE TOBYS Traditional Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 cup pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 medium red apple, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Natural yoghurt, to serve


1. Preheat an oven to 180 and grease and line a 20cm round or oval baking dish.

2. In a large bowl, add the oat milk, eggs, maple syrup, butter and vanilla. Whisk together until well combined.

3. In a separate large bowl, add the UNCLE TOBYS Traditional Rolled Oats, pecans, baking powder, cinnamon, allspice and a pinch of sea salt. Mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.

4. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon until combined. Add the apple cubes and stir through until well dispersed. Allow mixture to sit for 5 minutes, to allow the oats to soak up some of the liquid.

5. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking dish and sprinkle over the brown sugar (this is optional, but creates the golden crisp oat topping). Place into the oven and bake for 45 minutes, or until set.

6. Remove and divide between 4 serving bowls. Serve with a dollop of peanut butter, yoghurt and sprinkle with a little cinnamon.