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Apples, oatmeal and syrup combine for delicious, easy-to-make snack

This highly-customizable oatmeal bake is a simple and fun treat that's been making the rounds on TikTok lately. Here's how you put it together.

MOLINE, Ill. — It's that time of the week again, and we're here to help you with all your meal-prepping needs!

News 8's Shelby Kluver and Hy-Vee Registered Dietician Nina Struss put together a viral TikTok recipe that's highly customizable, quick and uses simple ingredients!

Honeycrisp Apple-baked Oatmeal

Credit: Hy-Vee

Serves 9

All you need: 

  • ¾ cup vanilla milk alternative, such as oat, almond or soy milk 
  • 1/3 cup Hy-Vee salted caramel pancake and waffle syrup, plus additional for serving 
  • 3 Honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and chopped; divided 
  • 2 cups Hy-Vee quick oats, or gluten-free rolled oatmeal 
  • 1 ½ tsp. Hy-Vee baking powder 
  • ½ tsp. salt 
  • 1 (2-oz) pkg. Pecan pieces

All you do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8x8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. 
  2. Place milk alternative, 1/3 cup maple syrup, and 2 chopped apples in a high-speed blender. Blend until combined. Add oats, baking powder, and salt into blender; blend until smooth. Pour into prepared pan.  
  3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes; topping with pecans and reserved 1 chopped apple halfway through. Continue baking until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire cooling rack before serving. Cut into 9 squares. If desired, serve drizzled with additional syrup.

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