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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Vacation is finally over and I am a little sad to see it go.  Josh and I had an entire week off and we did absolutely nothing. Well, we watched an obscene amount of movies and did our fair share of cooking, baking, and eating, but nothing too strenuous. It was nice to relax and spend time together. One of the highlights of our week was breakfast time. Every morning we made a special breakfast to enjoy together. One of my favorite recipes from the week was apple cinnamon baked oatmeal.

I usually wake up every morning at 5:00 so I can go to the gym and get my day going. I also like to go to bed early, but things changed while we were on vacation. We stayed up late every night and slept in almost every morning (Josh says 7:00 doesn’t count as sleeping in, but for me it is sleeping in). It was nice to slowly wake up and stay in our pj’s while we cooked breakfast. On a cold, snowy morning we made apple cinnamon baked oatmeal and it hit the spot.

Baked oatmeal is comforting, satisfying, and delicious. This baked oatmeal recipe is seasoned with cinnamon and diced apple chunks. It is easy to put together and only takes 20 minutes to bake. I like to serve a buffet of toppings on the side. A few of our favorites include: raisins, dried cranberries, chopped almonds, and brown sugar. I also like to pour warm milk over the top of my portion. So good! If you have leftovers, don’t throw them out, baked oatmeal is great reheated. It will keep in the refrigerator for about a week. Make a big batch on Sunday so you can enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast all week long.

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to eat healthy, add apple cinnamon baked oatmeal to your breakfast menu. This oatmeal is a good source of fiber, fruit, calcium, and will keep you full for hours. Start your day off right with apple cinnamon baked oatmeal. It is warming, wholesome, and good for the soul.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Yield: Serves 4-6

Cook Time: 20 minutes


2 cups old fashioned oats
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1/2 cup applesauce
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 large Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and diced

Optional Toppings:

Brown Sugar
Dried Cranberries
Chopped almonds


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8 by 8 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, combine oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, applesauce, butter, egg whites, and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir until combined. Gently stir in diced apples. Pour oatmeal mixture into prepared pan.

4. Bake for 20 minutes or until oatmeal is golden brown and set. Remove from oven and serve warm. Add additional toppings to baked oatmeal, if desired.

If you like this apple cinnamon baked oatmeal, you might also like:

Steel Cut Oats from Two Peas and Their Pod
Pumpkin Cranberry Apple Baked Oatmeal from My Kitchen Addiction
Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures
Baked Banana Oatmeal from Kath Eats Real Food

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156 Responses to “Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal”

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  1. Jessica @ How Sweet — January 3, 2011 @ 4:33 am

    7am is sleeping in for me too… hehehe. Glad you guys had a nice, relaxing break! This oatmeal looks delicious.

  2. beth — January 3, 2011 @ 4:52 am

    I thought my getting up at 5:45am was early. 5am really is early. The kids slept in until 8am today – the lie-in was fantastic but back to normal tomorrow. Oatmeal looks wholesome and delicious – my favourite breakfast!

  3. Blog is the New Black — January 3, 2011 @ 5:17 am

    7 am is late for me these days, too. If I had more time, this oatmeal would be my breakfast today! 😉

  4. Lena — January 3, 2011 @ 5:27 am

    The oatmeal looks delicious. Will try this at the weekend – already looking forward to it!

  5. sameena — January 3, 2011 @ 5:35 am

    The oatmeal looks delicious…:)Beautiful breakfast…very inviting…:)

  6. Erica — January 3, 2011 @ 6:10 am

    I have relatives coming into town this week- I may have to make this. Glad you guys had such a nice staycation! I can’t believe its Monday

  7. Estela @ Weekly Bite — January 3, 2011 @ 6:15 am

    For me, sleeping till 7am is like sleeping till 9 :)

    This looks delicious! Happy New Year Maria :)

  8. claudia lamascolo — January 3, 2011 @ 6:20 am

    Maria, your blog is lovely! Thanks for your visit…my son loves apples an he will adore these cookies thanks for the recipe!

    HAPPY NEW 2011 YEAR!!!

  9. Erica Lea {Cooking for Seven} — January 3, 2011 @ 7:13 am

    Baked oatmeal is about my favorite breakfast meal. So good & filling. Your recipe looks wonderful! I really like the idea of the toppings.

  10. Amanda — January 3, 2011 @ 7:18 am

    Sounds absolutely delicious… and I love that it is good for you!! Great job!

  11. Heather — January 3, 2011 @ 7:21 am

    5 AM is my wak-eup call too. I love getting my workout in and having a few moments of peacefullness before house gets up! Do you think I could cut the recipe in half for our weekday morning breakfast routine – 20 min is just enough time for me to gets kids dressed, coffee made and backpacks packed!

    • twopeas replied: — January 3rd, 2011 @ 9:01 pm

      If you put the oatmeal into individual serving dishes it would cook faster. You can also make it the night before and just reheat in the morning. It reheats really well. I sometimes make a big batch on Sunday so I have it to eat during the week.

  12. claudia lamascolo — January 3, 2011 @ 7:31 am

    looks great!
    HAPPY NEW 2011 YEAR!!!

  13. Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes — January 3, 2011 @ 7:39 am

    yum! I adore baked oatmeal! I love that this recipe uses a moderate amount of butter/sugar…and yes, toppings are very necessary to good oatmeal :)
    cathy b. @ brightbakes

  14. susan — January 3, 2011 @ 7:49 am

    baked oatmeal..i kind of like the sound of that. happy new year, maria! looking forward to sharing more memories with you in 2011!

  15. allison [Haute Box] — January 3, 2011 @ 8:07 am

    Oatmeal is a breakfast staple during the work week. I have never thought of baking it, but I can imagine it tastes amazing. I’ll give it a try. Yum!

  16. Paula - bell'alimento — January 3, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    I need to eat more oatmeal and this look fantastic. Of course for me it will be after 7 am ; ) I’m so NOT a morning person! Happy New Year Maria! xoxo

  17. Jennifer (Savor) — January 3, 2011 @ 8:37 am

    Just made some homemade oatmeal yesterday – this looks tasty!

  18. Jenny Flake — January 3, 2011 @ 8:39 am

    This looks like the perfect breakfast!! Mmmm!

  19. Deliciously Organic — January 3, 2011 @ 8:41 am

    I love baked oatmeal! This recipe looks fabulous!

  20. Shaina — January 3, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite breakfasts. Looks fantastic!

  21. Roz — January 3, 2011 @ 8:43 am

    I’ve never baked oatmeal, but will be giving this a try. Looks so soothing on a cold morning!!

  22. We make a berry baked oatmeal that is our favorite breakfast!!

  23. alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — January 3, 2011 @ 9:30 am

    This looks fantastic and your break sounded wonderful!

  24. Jeanette — January 3, 2011 @ 9:36 am

    Love oatmeal for breakfast. I’ve never baked it before. Is the texture chewier?

    • twopeas replied: — January 3rd, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

      It is maybe a little chewier, but I usually add a splash of milk to my bowl.

  25. marla {family fresh cooking} — January 3, 2011 @ 9:40 am

    So glad to hear you and Josh had a great, chill out vacation! This baked oatmeal looks wonderful. Hope to see you bunches in the New Year :) XXOO

  26. megan — January 3, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    7AM is sleeping in for me too and I’ve loved doing it all week. Back to daily grind tomorrow for me. I’ve been thinking of baked oatmean lately. I think I’ll start my work week off with this recipe! :)

  27. Lauren at KeepItSweet — January 3, 2011 @ 10:23 am

    I am having the same problem today! I slept “late” last week and moved my workouts to mid-day and it was so nice for a change. Back to the grind…

  28. Alyssa — January 3, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    7 am is sleeping in for me too!! The baked oatmeal looks sooo good. Happy New Year :)

  29. Joanne — January 3, 2011 @ 10:40 am

    I am super upset that vacation is over as well! I love making fun breakfasts after I sleep in a bit, but this is one that can certainly be enjoyed during the work week as well! Delicious.

  30. teresa — January 3, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    so wonderful, it looks so hearty and wonderfully flavorful. with a breakfast like this, how could you have a bad day!

  31. Cookin' Canuck — January 3, 2011 @ 11:48 am

    It sounds as though you and Josh had a very relaxing holiday. We slept in each day too – even made it to 8am one day, which is unheard of for us! This baked oatmeal sounds like just the thing to warm me up on a cold morning.

  32. bunkycooks — January 3, 2011 @ 11:59 am

    We have been enjoying steel cut oats almost every morning with raisins, chopped apple and brown sugar. It is a great way to start the morning and it stays with you, too. Glad you had a nice vacation. Doing nothing can be the best fun.

    • twopeas replied: — January 3rd, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

      We love steel cut oats as well.

  33. Tracy — January 3, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    I love this wholesome and warm breakfast idea. Can’t wait to try it!

  34. Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen — January 3, 2011 @ 1:08 pm

    Your baked oatmeal looks super yummy! I agree, great for a winter morning! Happy New Year to you both!

  35. Krystal — January 3, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

    Does this reheat well? I’d love to make the night before and pop in microwave to reheat!

    • twopeas replied: — January 3rd, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

      Yes, it reheats well. I like to make a big batch so I can eat it all week. Just reheat in the microwave, you might need to add a splash of milk, but that is it!

      • Krystal replied: — January 5th, 2011 @ 9:36 pm

        Great thanks! can’t wait to make it this weekend!!!

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  37. Tracey — January 3, 2011 @ 2:01 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful week Maria! My husband was off for a week too, and it was so nice to have the time together.

    Your oatmeal looks fabulous and sounds like a delicious way to start the day. We’re neighbors over on Foodgawker today :)

  38. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — January 3, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    I have never baked oatmeal, and it’s really hard to get my kids to eat breakfast, so I am going to try this, I think they will like it and I know I will!

  39. kat — January 3, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    We have oatmeal every morning or my hubs gets too hungry before lunch. I need to try the baked variation

  40. HoneyB — January 3, 2011 @ 3:49 pm

    This is my kind of breakfast!

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