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Apple Pie Oatmeal- And the time I paid $25 for a bowl of oats by Gordon Ramsay

Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal


Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal

Apple Pie Oatmeal is a breakfast treat to crave!

The beautiful oats in apple pie oatmeal are creamy, flavorful, filling, and comforting. Even more, they’re made in one of the easiest ways possible – by sticking it in your fridge and going to sleep!

I love the texture of overnight oats. The oats get plumped up just right. You can eat them cold or heat them up to have warm if that is your preference. These have an amazing depth of flavor and unlike flavored instant oats that you buy, you actually know where all of the flavor is coming from. Now please read on for a wonderful story from Southern Plates founder Christy Jordan.

It’s no secret I’m an avid oatmeal lover.

In fact, I once spent $25 for a bowl of oatmeal in New York City. Gasp. Horror. I know. Hang in there with me though because there were extenuating circumstances. I was there to be on the Today show, in this fancy hotel right across from the Rockefeller Center. I had flown in the night before, into a blizzard. People at my local airport just about had to move mountains for me to be able to get into the city and once there it was a little uncertain as to when I would even be able to get back out. I went straight from the airport to the studio to do my walk through and then walked to my hotel. I’m not much of an explorer, especially when I’m traveling on my own. I’d much rather sit in a room by myself and read.

So that night passed uneventfully and I went to bed soon after arriving since I had to be there so early the next morning.  I’m pretty sure it was in the 5:00 AM vicinity, and y’all know I had to allow ample time to have my hair and makeup done before showing my face to the outside world so that’s getting up around 3:00. I had a couple of hours yet before my live television appearance and this Alabama gal needed a little something on her stomach.  I picked up the room service menu and looked for my old faithful, oatmeal.

There it was, just waiting to be ordered – for $25.

Y’all, I am not kidding. Now you’re probably thinking the same thing I was! I could go find a field, plant some oats, water ’em, harvest ’em, roll ’em myself between rollers I carved out of a tree in my back yard, and still not have spent $25 on the process. I could buy enough oats to feed my family for months on that. But my plans for the day included making fried pies on national television and then heading straight back to the airport again and this was my only opportunity to make sure the growling of my stomach didn’t take over the studio microphones – so I ordered it.

In their defense, they did bring it under one of those fancy silver domes at least and there were a few berries on top. I made sure to eat every bite of that because at this point I figured each bite was worth at least 2 bucks!

I tell you what, though, once you’ve paid that much for a bowl of oatmeal you definitely appreciate every bowl thereafter. After that trip, I started carrying packets of instant oats with me whenever I traveled. Lesson learned.

Now, let’s make some apple pie oatmeal that will run circles around a fancy hotel’s $25 bowl any day!

Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal

Ingredients for Apple Pie Oatmeal Made Overnight

You’ll need:

  • Old Fashioned Rolled Oats*
  • Milk*
  • Unsweetened Applesauce
  • Maple Syrup or Honey
  • Cinnamon
  • For the toppings, which are optional, you can add a chopped apple, some pecans or walnuts, and a little extra cinnamon.

*You can use quick oats if you prefer. Gluten free oats work as well.

*Milk – your favorite type of milk will be fine in here, including 2%, skim, or even unsweetened almond milk.

Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal

  • Place oats in a 16 ounce mason jar. Pour in milk. 

Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal

  • Add applesauce, molasses or honey, and cinnamon.
  • Give it a stir or put the lid on and give it a shake.
  • Place this jar, with lid on, in the refrigerator overnight. 

Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal

In the morning, your oats will be plump and thick, ready to eat! I like to top them with chopped apple and pecans or you can eat them as is. They are great cold or heated up like traditional oatmeal (which is how I eat it). I hope you get to enjoy this wonderful overnight apple pie oatmeal!

Overnight Apple Pie Oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Unsweetened Applesauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup or Honey
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon

For the toppings, which are optional, you can add a chopped apple, some pecans or walnuts, and a little extra cinnamon.

Instructions

  • Place oats in a 16 ounce mason jar. Pour in milk.

  • Add applesauce, molasses or honey, and cinnamon. Give it a stir or put the lid on and give it a shake.

  • Place this jar, with lid on, in the refrigerator overnight.

  • In the morning, your oats will be plump and thick, ready to eat! Top with chopped apple and pecans or you can eat them as is. They are great cold or heated up like traditional oatmeal.

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Mama’s German Chocolate Pie – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay

German Chocolate Pie


German Chocolate PieThis is a decadent German Chocolate Pie recipe that is really  simple to make. It is perfect for any holiday dinner but it also makes a family dinner extra special. 

German Chocolate Pie

You’ll need: German Chocolate, Butter, evaporated milk, sugar, cornstarch, salt, eggs, vanilla, chopped pecans, sweetened flaked coconut*, and an unbaked deep dish pie shell.

*I buy the biggest bag of coconut they have because I have to munch on some while I’m cooking with it 🙂  

German Chocolate Pie

In a small saucepan (or whichever pot jumps out of the cabinet first), melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring constantly.

Once they are melted and well blended, remove from heat and stir in the evaporated milk. Set aside.

*I forgot to stir in my evaporated milk so had to do it in a later step, the actual recipe is at the bottom though!

German Chocolate Pie

In large bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt.

I just used a whisk because I have fifty million whisks in my kitchen. I love those things, almost as much as I love tongs. I probably have sixty million pairs of tongs – but anytime I see a good whisk or set of tongs I still buy them! Because I am quite sure I always need just one more.

German Chocolate Pie

Stir in eggs, vanilla, and evaporated milk.

German Chocolate Pie

Gradually stir the chocolate mixture into this.

German Chocolate Pie

It’ll look like this 🙂 and smell like a little chocolate heaven.

German Chocolate Pie

Pour this into your pie crust. 

German Chocolate Pie

Mix your coconut and pecans together a little bit.  You can just use a spoon or toss it with your fingers.

German Chocolate Pie

Sprinkle on top of the pie.

Bake at 375 for 45-50 minutes until puffed and brown, but check it after thirty and if the coconut looks like it might burn cover it with foil for the remainder of the cooking time.

German Chocolate Pie

Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before serving. Note that some have reported mandatory cooling times of over an hour so see what works best for you, I’m digging in after 30. Refrigerate any leftovers and serve reheated or cold.

Enjoy!

German Chocolate Pie

German Chocolate Pie

Ingredients

  • 4 ounce package German Chocolate on baking aisle
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 +1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 unbaked deep dish pie shell
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 +1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, melt the chocolate and margarine over low heat, stirring to mix well. Remove from heat and blend in evaporated milk. Set aside.

  • In large bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in eggs and vanilla until well blended. Gradually stir in chocolate mixture. Pour into pie crust.

  • Combine the pecans and coconut and sprinkle over the top. Bake at 375 for 45-50 minutes, until puffed and browned*. Cool for at least thirty minutes (or longer) before serving. Refrigerate any leftovers and serve reheated or cold.

*Check pie after 30 minutes of baking and if coconut is very brown, cover with foil for remaining cook time to prevent burning.

This recipe was originally published in 2013. I updated the post and photos in 2020.

 “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

~Abraham Lincoln


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APPLE PIE QUICK BREAD – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay

APPLE PIE QUICK BREAD - Butter with a Side of Bread


Apple Pie Quick Bread is made with a cake mix, apple pie filling and then topped with a simple maple glaze. This easy quick bread recipe tastes just like apple pie!

 

Apple Pie Quick Bread is absolutely delicious -so moist and full of flavor! And the best part is how easy it is to make! Only takes a few minutes, one bowl and a wooden spoon to mix it all together. After the bread is baked, make sure to drizzle the glaze on top.

Apple Pie Quick Bread is made with a cake mix, apple pie filling and then topped with a simple maple glaze. This easy quick bread recipe tastes just like apple pie!

The glaze is made with powdered sugar, butter and maple syrup. Why have I never made a glaze with maple syrup before? It’s absolutely incredible and the flavor pairs so well with the apple flavor in the bread.

Quick bread recipe made with apple pie filling

Ingredients in Apple Pie Quick Bread

Yellow cake mix – any brand will do. No need to make up the cake mix according to box directions – just dump the cake mix straight into the batter.

Eggs

Sour cream (or plain greek yogurt) – This adds the most amazing consistency to the bread.

Apple pie filling – You will need one can (20 oz) for the recipe. Dump it out onto a plate before adding to the batter and use a knife to cut the apples into smaller pieces.

Applesauce – I usually use unsweetened applesauce, but any variety will work. Am I the only one who has uses baby food applesauce in recipes when I realize I don’t have any other kinds on hand?!

Cinnamon & nutmeg – The recipe calls for 1 teaspoon of each, but you can add a little bit more if you prefer either or both flavors to be a little stronger.

Glaze:

Powdered sugar – If you don’t have any on hand you can make your own! Just put regular granulated sugar in the blender and blend until it looks like powdered sugar and then add to the glaze – it works great!

Butter – Make sure to melt the butter before adding to the syrup.

Maple syrup – I prefer to use real maple syrup, but you can use any type of pancake syrup instead!

How to make apple pie quick bread

How to make Apple Pie Bread

Preheat the oven to 350°.

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined. With quick bread recipes, you don’t want to over mix, so just use a wooden spoon or spatula instead of an electric mixer.

Pour the batter into a well-greased loaf pan (9″X5″) and bake for about 60-70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If the bread is starting to brown a little too much on the top/sides before the center is done, you can cover with foil until the bread is completely baked and the foil will prevent the top from getting too dark.

Leave the bread in the pan for at least 20-30 minutes before removing the bread. The longer you can cool the bread in the pan, the better because the bread is so moist that if it’s not cool enough, it may be a little tricky to keep it all in one piece!

Once the bread is cooled, you can make the glaze. In a small bowl, use a fork to whisk together the butter, powdered sugar and maple syrup until smooth. If the syrup is too thick, add a tablespoon or two of milk to thin it out a little bit.

If you prefer to make muffins instead of bread, pour the batter into 12 muffin cups and bake for about 20-25 minutes at 400°.

Slices of apple pie quick bread

Apple Pie Quick Bread

Apple Pie Quick Bread is made with a cake mix, apple pie filling and then topped with a simple maple glaze. This easy quick bread recipe tastes just like apple pie!

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Course: Quick Bread

Cuisine: American

Keyword: Apple Pie Quick Bread

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Servings: 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain greek yogurt
  • 1 can 20 oz apple pie filling, cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg

Glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp butter melted
  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined. With quick bread recipes, you don’t want to over mix, so just use a wooden spoon or spatula instead of an electric mixer.

  • Pour the batter into a well-greased loaf pan (9″X5″) and bake for about 60-70 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. If the bread is starting to brown a little too much on the top/sides before the center is done, you can cover with foil until the bread is completely baked and the foil will prevent the top from getting too dark.

  • Leave the bread in the pan for at least 20-30 minutes before removing the bread. The longer you can cool the bread in the pan, the better because the bread is so moist that if it’s not cool enough, it may be a little tricky to keep it all in one piece!

  • Once the bread is cooled, you can make the glaze. In a small bowl, use a fork to whisk together the butter, powdered sugar and maple syrup until smooth. If the syrup is too thick, add a tablespoon or two of milk to thin it out a little bit.

  • If you prefer to make muffins instead of bread, pour the batter into 12 muffin cups and bake for about 30 minutes.

AVOID SUNKEN BREAD

The easiest and best way to avoid sunken bread is to use a cooking thermometer to check the inside of the loaf. Fully cooked bread will register 200°F on a thermometer. My all-time favorite thermometer is the Thermapen. It’s super fast and incredibly durable. Another great cooking thermometer is the ThermoPop which is a more basic version that works just as well!

Apple Pie Quick Bread is made with a cake mix, apple pie filling and then topped with a simple maple glaze. This easy quick bread recipe tastes just like apple pie!

DID YOUR BREAD SINK IN THE MIDDLE?

Here’s how to help your quick bread not sink in the middle after it’s baked. This happens to me occasionally too! Often it’s because I’ve over mixed the batter. Quick bread (referring to a bread recipe that doesn’t use yeast) does not like to be stirred too much, so try to just barely mix all the ingredients together. Another culprit could be overfilling the pan. The bread pan should be only about half full each time. The recipe below makes 1 large loaf of bread, and your pan may be a bit over half full. If you’d rather, you can divide it into 2 bread pans and they just won’t be quite as thick. Or pour the batter into 3-4 mini pans – the bread cooks faster that way too!

Apple quick bread topped with a simple maple glaze

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST QUICK BREADS

There are a couple of tips that will help you to get the perfect pineapple quick bread every time!

  1. Make sure to use the right bread pans! The recipe for this quick bread is written for a regular sized bread pan which is 9.5″X5″. You can use two smaller pans if you’d like, just adjust the cooking time to about 40-45 minutes.
  2. If you use non-stick pans, you won’t want to use any cooking spray, but if you are not using non-stick pans, make sure to use a baking spray like this one or line the pans with parchment paper so your bread doesn’t get stuck to the pan! There is nothing worse than making a beautiful loaf of bread and having the whole thing fall apart when you try to get it neatly out of the pan!
  3. Make sure to test the middle of the bread at the end of the cooking time – I like to use one of these for that! If your bread is still gooey in the middle, bake for a few more minutes. If the edges and the top are starting to look too brown and the middle isn’t done yet, go ahead and put some foil over the bread for the last few minutes of baking until the bread is done in the center. This will prevent the outside from burning, but still allow the middle to cook all the way through.

Apple pie quick bread sliced

CAN YOU TURN A QUICK BREAD INTO MUFFINS?

Quick bread recipes generally convert to muffins very easily. Turn the heat up to 400° and then bake for about 20-25 minutes. This recipe will make about 12 large muffins.

Apple Pie Quick Bread is made with a cake mix, apple pie filling and then topped with a simple maple glaze. This easy quick bread recipe tastes just like apple pie!

Apple Pie Quick Bread is made with a cake mix, apple pie filling and then topped with a simple maple glaze. This easy quick bread recipe tastes just like apple pie!

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