25 Reviews

I brought these to church for breakfast. They went over well. I doubled the recipe and put everything into a 13x9-inch pan. I baked it at 375 for 30 minutes. I also drizzled melted white chocolate on top after it cooled. Next time (and I will make this again) I'm reducing the amount of margarine and sugar added to the apples by at least half. I also added apple pie spice, which was good.

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ShaGun July 23, 2006

Oh my this is so good that I have made it twice and will definitely make it many more times! Was picking up the crumbs from the counter. Love oatmeal in desserts which for me is part of the charm- top and bottom layers of a perfect streusel. Both times I used four Granny Smiths and increased cinnamon to 1 teaspoon. First time I used the half cup sugar for filling and felt that it was too sweet. Second time I reduced to 1/3 cup and the next time am reducing it to 1/4 cup for filling. This is huge recipe so second time I divided it up for the two of us by baking into individual pie tins and another pan that was 8 by 8 for when sons are coming. Then I baked all and froze. Worked fine. Thank you very much.

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WiGal October 03, 2012

I loved these! I used braburn apples, quick oats, and added a bit of nutmeg and cloves, and upped the cinnamon. They were a little thick. Next time I'll try making them in something a little larger than a 9x9. But I served it warm with vanilla ice cream, and YUM!

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Lynn 2574 October 10, 2007

I made these using quick oats and reconstituted dried apple slices and it was still great! All the kids really enjoyed this. I can't wait to try it using fresh apples.

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Kzim4 April 26, 2005

This is really good. Cornelia, you're right... apples and oatmeal do go well together. I substituted one cup whole wheat flour for a cup of regular flour. I also added a little cardomom to the apples. Next time I'll add some more apples to the recipe. This one's a keeper, thanks Cornelia!

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CardaMom October 11, 2003

Wow! These are great! I don't have a 9x9 pan, so I used an 8x8 pan and it turned out fine. It reminds me of apple crisp but better. I only had to bake mine for 35 minutes and it was nice and golden brown and the apples were tender. I only wished I had vanilla ice cream to go with it! Thanks for a great recipe.

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Sherri35 May 07, 2003

These are a pretty good option. I used a premade dessert product instead of the flour, and five spice blend in place of some of the cinnamon.

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misty6786 June 12, 2015

For me this was too much rolled oats and flour. Mine turned out very dry. I think if I make this again I would use only 3/4 cup oats and 1 cup flour and more cinnamon. Made for Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup

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Catnip46 January 10, 2014

What a great recipe this is. My son loves it. I doubled the ingredients as I used a bigger baking dish, but I would advise people not to double the sugar, I would say put one and half amount of it. I did not use margarine in the apple mixture or use that much. The oats and apples make a really good combination to try.

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Rabu November 01, 2012

These were great! Made exactly as recipe states except I used gluten free flour in place of the regular flour. My family ate them almost immediately. Will be making these again tonight. :) Thank you for the great recipe!

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dmarty September 20, 2012
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