Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal- Less than 10 ingredients + 10 minutes is all you need to prep this healthy baked oatmeal! (vegan + gluten-free options)
I’ve been trying to hold out on the fall recipes for as long as I can but I think it’s time, friends. Apples are coming back in season so how about we start with those?
If you’ve made my Peach Baked Oatmeal then you might recognize that this recipe is based off of that one. With a short and simple ingredient list, it takes all of 10 minutes to prep and 30 minutes to cook. Trust me, as soon as you smell the apples and cinnamon wafting through your house, you’ll instantly be in the mood for all things fall!
Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Ingredients
- Rolled Oats- I usually use rolled oats because that’s what I tend to have on hand. The texture ends up slightly chewy. If you prefer something less chewy, you can use quick cooking oats instead.
- Non-Dairy Milk- My favorite variety to use is oat milk because of it’s protein content and creamy texture, however, any kind of milk will work.
- Eggs- I’ve made this vegan and with eggs and both versions are great!
- Pure Maple Syrup- Maple syrup is perfect as a natural sweetener in this recipe but you could also use honey if you like. If you find the end result isn’t sweet enough for you, feel free to drizzle some more on top when you’re serving.
- Melted Vegan Butter or Coconut Oil- I prefer to use vegan butter (specifically Miyokos) because it tastes so darn good. That said, coconut oil is also a good option. If you want to leave out the oil you can try substituting almond butter or applesauce.
- Vanilla Extract- I just love vanilla and use it in almost everything I bake. You can leave it out but you probably shouldn’t.
- Ground Cinnamon- Obviously we need a little cinnamon for our apples. I find 1 teaspoon to be just the right amount but you could add more or less depending on your preferences.
- Salt- Just a touch of salt helps balance out the sugar. However, if you’re using a very salty butter you may not need to add any.
- Diced Apple- I love using honeycrisp apples but any variety will work here. Have fun experimenting to see which kind you like best!
How to Make Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Add the diced apple, oatmeal, cinnamon and salt to a large bowl.
- Whisk together the milk, eggs, melted butter, and syrup in a separate bowl or measuring cup.
- Add the wet ingredients into the bowl with dry. Stir to combine.
- Pour in a greased baking dish and bake for 30 minutes.
- Enjoy the smell of fresh baked apples and cinnamon wafting through your house.
- Allow to cool then serve warm and enjoy!
Now this part is totally optional but I love to drizzle mine with melted almond butter. It just pairs so well with the apples and the cinnamon.
Looking for more apple recipes?
- Fluffy Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
- Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Waffles
- Almond Butter Baked Apples
- Gingered Apple and Almond Butter Toast
- Vegan Apple Cider Donuts with Caramel Glaze
- Vegan Apple Cider Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing
Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- 2 cups rolled oats, certified gluten-free, if necessary
- 1½ cups non-dairy milk
- 2 pastured eggs or flax eggs
- 3 tablespoons melted vegan butter or unrefined coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 apple, diced
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9×9” baking dish. Melt butter or oil in microwave for 15 to 20 seconds. Set aside to cool.
- In a large bowl, whisk the eggs (or flax eggs) and almond milk. Add the oats, melted butter, cinnamon, salt, vanilla extract and pure maple syrup. Stir ingredients until mixed well then fold-in the diced apples. Spoon mixture into the baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
- Allow to cool for several minutes then serve warm with melted almond butter (optional) or more maple syrup, and enjoy!