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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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  5. Books n' Cooks — November 26, 2011 @ 8:41 pm

    This was the first oatmeal recipe that I found and actually liked. The consistency was perfect. Thanks for a great weekday breakfast!

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  7. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — January 3, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    Wish I had a bowl right now!

  8. Amy — January 3, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    Hi! I love getting your recipes & updates! This one looks awesome, but my mornings w/ three kids getting off to school are CRAZY! Do you think I could put this together in the evening, refrigerate overnight and then bake it in the morning? I’m just afraid it’ll be all solidified (is that a word?) in the morning and then won’t bake well?!?! Let me know what you think!! Thanks!!

    • Two Peas replied: — January 3rd, 2012 @ 5:36 pm

      I haven’t tried making it the night before, but I am sure it would work. I have reheated it the next day and it is great. I just add a little milk before reheating it to “freshen” it up. Enjoy!

  9. Kasey — January 6, 2012 @ 3:29 am

    I’m really confused, it says an 8×8 cooking dish, so would this be halved for the amount that would fit the dish in the picture?

    • Two Peas replied: — January 6th, 2012 @ 10:16 am

      I usually make it in an 8×8 dish, but I made it in a smaller dish for the photos:) It is more pretty in that dish..ha!

  10. Mer — January 6, 2012 @ 7:01 pm

    I LOVE baked oatmeal. I haven’t had it in years. It tastes really good with yogurt and fresh fruit on top as well. If you’ve got room to fudge on your diet… a little syrup on top tastes pretty good too! :)

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  12. Katie @ ohshineon — January 14, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    Oh my this looks absolutely too good to be true! I’m definitely going to try this recipe tomorrow night so I can have it ready to go all week long.

  13. Hannah Jordan — January 15, 2012 @ 2:33 pm

    So delicious! Not at all gummy like oatmeal cooked in the microwave or on the stove. This is my third recipe from you guys and they always turn out so well.

  14. Julia — January 30, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    I love that you wake up at 5 am, well, pre baby anyway. I’m sure it’s all changed now… I’m going to make this oatmeal this morning for my baby… She loves her oatmeal, but I try to make meals we can all eat. And this is the perfect adult and baby food! BTW, if we didn’t live states away, Im sure we be ‘friends’ and probably bump into each other at the gym in the early mornings :)

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  16. Carissa — February 10, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    This looks delish! We have a son with egg allergies, so might you have any ideas about a substitution for the 2 egg whites? I’m not sure what the egg whites do in this recipe—add lightness, or serve as a binder? Thanks. I’d love to add this to our breakfast rotation to give them a filling and healthy start to their day!

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  18. Pietzi — February 16, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    Thank you so much for that awesome recipe 😀
    I’m trying to convince my friends here at the students’ residence to eat a little more healthy so I made this for our big breakfast last Sunday and they were all thrilled.

    I just love the crunchy top and the soft and sweet inside. It’ll be out again tomorrow morning even if that means I’ll have to get up at 5 😀

  19. sammie — March 5, 2012 @ 7:24 pm

    I LOVED this! I had to bake it for 30 minutes for it to set, instead of the 20 the recipe suggested. But otherwise, PERFECT! I can’t wait to try your other baked oatmeal recipes :)

  20. Erin — March 10, 2012 @ 7:13 am

    Delicious! I made this this morning and loved it! Will definitely use this recipe again in the near future!

  21. Kelli — April 6, 2012 @ 12:53 am

    I have made this so many times and it always disappears so fast. Sometimes I even munch on it as a dessert. I usually throw in some raisins and crushed up sliced almonds as everyone in my house likes them. And I usually just use 2 whole eggs because I’m lazy and it seems to come out fine.

    It’s great hot or cold and it does keep well for several days (if it lasts that long). I love having a quick and filling breakfast on hand and I love that we are eating more oats. Thank you so much for this recipe.

    • Two Peas replied: — April 6th, 2012 @ 8:17 am

      Glad you enjoy the baked oatmeal!

  22. Dawn — April 18, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

    Would this recipe work with Gluten Free oats? Also, I need to make this recipe for a crowd. if I double or even triple it and put it in a 13 x 9 pan, how long should I bake it? Would I double the time?

    • Two Peas replied: — April 18th, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

      I am sure GF oats would work. Yes, you can make a large batch. I would set the timer for the original time and then check it. If it is not close to being done, bake for longer. Enjoy!

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  24. Susan — July 28, 2012 @ 11:01 am

    This has become a staple in our house. Today I didn’t have some of the ingredients, so I swapped. It was so good! Almond milk for the milk, and 1/2 cup canned pumpkin because I only had 1/2 cup applesauce. Love it! I usually make it on the weekends, then warm it up during the week. Thanks so much for this deliciousness.

    • Two Peas replied: — July 28th, 2012 @ 11:38 am

      You are welcome! Glad the oatmeal is a staple at your house!

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  26. Hannah K — July 31, 2012 @ 8:19 am

    Oh my goodness… I just made this for breakfast. Absolutely delicious! I didn’t have granny smiths, so I used pears instead. I’ve never had better oatmeal. SO GOOD.

    I can’t wait to try more of your recipes. Specifically, the zucchini chocolate chip cookies!

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  28. Theo @ greek food — September 15, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

    I love my oatmeal and this is truly one for my next breakfast. Great site by the way.

  29. Stephanie @ The Good Stuff — September 25, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Yum! I had this for breakfast this morning and it was awesome! Perfect texture and great balance of flavors. I topped mine with some chopped walnuts, raisins, and a splash of milk. I actually mixed this up and baked it last night, so I just reheated a small portion for breakfast this morning and added my toppings. So easy and tasty AND I’ll be able to eat it for breakfast all week. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  30. Ade — October 1, 2012 @ 9:33 am

    Made this last night for breakfast this morning & I really like it. I never liked oatmeal really, but am trying to give it another go lol I put honey & almonds on mine & it’s pretty great :)

  31. Selena — October 9, 2012 @ 9:06 am

    Had never made a baked oatmeal before. this had really good flavor, but was a bit dry for my tastes. Try serving with yogurt drizzled over the top for a bit more moisture.

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  34. Sabrina Shewmake — January 20, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    Made this for breakfast this morning! Quite delicious! My favorite toppings are a little brown sugar and some chopped walnuts. Thank you so much for sharing! :)

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  36. Lenny Rojas — June 11, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    Hello! I am from Costa Rica and I would like to know if I can change the apple sauce in the recipe since not always we can have apple sauce in our super markets.

    • Two Peas replied: — June 11th, 2013 @ 7:27 pm

      You can try oil or butter?

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  40. FM — October 22, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

    Is it possible to make this with cooked steel cut oats? How would this recipe be adjusted?

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