This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is an easy breakfast idea that’s loaded with apples, vanilla, maple syrup and cinnamon. Enjoy the most delicious flavors of Fall.
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Baked oatmeal is known as a comforting Amish traditional breakfast. Instead of a hot bowl of porridge that we are used to, this recipe is similar to a bread pudding. It’s easy to whip up and have ready to serve a crowd or to meal prep for several days of breakfast. Make these Egg Muffins too for a wonderfully balanced start to the day.
This apple cinnamon baked oatmeal version was inspired by all the apples that are now available at our local orchards, aka know as one of my favorite times of the year. Fall is definitely in the air!
I will definitely be making a blueberry and pecan version very soon. I’m thinking a peach and banana version with almonds would be fabulous too. You can use any of your favorite nuts and even experiment with other spices like nutmeg too. Whatever you add will certainly be a winner.
Thie recipe is vegan as well if you use nut milk or oat or rice milk as well as maple syrup and not honey.
Ingredients for Baked Oatmeal
Oatmeal – I used old-fashioned oats for this recipe. Use a gluten-free variety if needed to ensure gluten-free
Baking powder and salt
Milk – You can use any milk you’d like. I like unsweetened vanilla almond milk but regular milk, oat milk, rice milk, soy.
Maple syrup – you can also use honey.
Oil – I love using coconut oil but canola or vegetable oil can be used as well.
Apple – I used a honeycrisp but any apple like a gala or macintosh could be just fine too.
Raisins are a great addition too.
How to Make Baked Oatmeal
Step 1 – Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick spray.
Step 2 – In a large bowl, mix together rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, almond milk, applesauce, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla.
Step 3 – Fold in ¾ cup of the diced apples.
Step 4 – Pour mixture into a prepared baking dish and top with the remaining ¼ cup of diced apples.
Step 5 – Bake for about 40 minutes or until the center has set and a toothpick comes out clean.
Step 6 – Allow to cool slightly before serving.
Cool completely before storing in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups rolled old-fashioned oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 2 cups milk of choice
- ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup diced apple divided
- ½ cup raisins optional
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Spray an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick spray.
- In a large bowl, mix together oats, milk, applesauce, maple syrup, cinnamon, coconut oil, vanilla, baking powder, and salt.
- Add ¾ cup of the diced apples and fold in gently.
- Pour mixture into the prepared baking dish and top with the remaining ¼ cup of diced apples.
- Bake about 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Allow baked oatmeal to cool slightly before serving.
- Cool completely before storing in an airtight container the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
For Vegan: Use non-dairy milk, flax eggs and coconut oil.
For Nut-free: use pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds instead. Serve with a drizzle of almond butter, honey, or maple syrup. Nutritional information includes raisins
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