Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal- this easy baked oatmeal recipe is spiced with cinnamon and filled with fresh apples. Top with your favorite oatmeal toppings for a nutritious and delicious breakfast.

apple cinnamon baked oatmeal in pan.

Baked Oatmeal is a comforting, satisfying, and delicious breakfast. I love making a pan so I have breakfast ready to go for the week. This is a great meal prep recipe. Just reheat and breakfast is done!

This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal recipe is seasoned with cinnamon and filled with lots of fresh apple chunks. The apple cinnamon combo is a classic and perfect for fall or anytime of the year.

You can garnish your bowl with toppings to make the oatmeal extra special. I always like putting out several options for the family to customize their bowls.

Start your day off right with apple cinnamon baked oatmeal. It is warming, wholesome, and good for the soul.

apple cinnamon baked oatmeal ingredients in bowls.

Oatmeal Ingredients

  • Oats– use old fashioned oats and not quick oats. If you need the recipe to be gluten-free, make sure you use gluten-free oats.
  • Cinnamon– cinnamon is SO good in oatmeal.
  • Baking powder– to give the oats a lift in the oven.
  • Salt
  • Milk– I use unsweetened vanilla almond milk, but you can use any milk.
  • Applesauce– use unsweetened applesauce.
  • Pure maple syrup– for naturally sweetening the oatmeal. You can use honey, coconut sugar, or brown sugar.
  • Butter or coconut oil– use whatever you prefer, both work well.
  • Eggs– use large eggs.
  • Vanilla extract– adds great flavor.
  • Apple– I don’t peel the apple, but you can. I love Honeycrisp apple in this recipe, but you can use your favorite apple.
apple cinnamon baked oatmeal mixture in bowl with spatula.

How to Make Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the milk, applesauce, maple syrup, butter or oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the milk mixture to oat mixture; stir well. Stir in the diced apples. Pour the oatmeal mixture into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until oatmeal is set and golden brown.
apple cinnamon baked oatmeal cut in squares in pan.


You can jazz up your bowl of oatmeal with a variety of toppings. Here are some ideas!

  • Whipped cream
  • Yogurt
  • Nut butter
  • Drizzle of maple syrup or honey
  • A sprinkle of brown sugar
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Splash of milk
  • Dried cranberries or raisins
  • Apple slices

How to Store

Baked oatmeal is a great recipe for meal prepping. It will keep in the refrigerator in an airtight container for about a week. Make a big batch on Sunday so you can enjoy a healthy and delicious breakfast all week long.

Reheat in the microwave or I even like the oats cold. I know that sounds weird, but try it:)

apple cinnamon baked oatmeal on plate with whipped cream and apple slices.

More Baked Oatmeal Recipes

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

This easy baked oatmeal is a fall breakfast favorite!
4.44 from 16 votes


  • 2 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or milk of your choice
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup, can use brown sugar or honey
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter or coconut oil, slightly cooled
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup diced apples, I like Honeycrisp
  • Optional toppings: whipped cream, yogurt, nut butter, drizzle of maple syrup/honey or sprinkle of brown sugar if you want it sweeter, dash of cinnamon, splash of milk, apple slices, or dried cranberries


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the milk, applesauce, maple syrup, butter or oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the milk mixture to oat mixture; stir well. Stir in the diced apples. Pour the oatmeal mixture into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until oatmeal is set and golden brown.


You can easily double this recipe. Make in a 9×13-inch pan. 


Calories: 259kcal, Carbohydrates: 39g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 217mg, Potassium: 280mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 98IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 168mg, Iron: 2mg
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  1. 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! 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. 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 😀

  7. 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 🙂

    1. This looks amazing. Looking to make today and no applesauce on hand… any thing o could substitute ?

    2. You can use mashed banana or pumpkin, but it will change the flavor. Or add more butter or oil.

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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?

    1. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. 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 🙂

  15. 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.

  16. 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! 🙂

  17. 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.

  18. This is delicious! Today is the 3rd Sunday in a row I’m making it for grab-and-go breakfasts for the week. But I do have to say it takes more like 30 minutes to set the oatmeal- it could just be my oven (but this is the only recipe where I have to cook it for significantly longer than the recipe suggests).

  19. Hello! I just made this baked oatmeal for breakfast, and it was delicious! I added a cup of raisins.

    Just wondering— would this be okay to put in the freezer and reheat later in the month? Sometimes my morning routine gets the best of me and I forget to eat breakfast! I was thinking this could be a good thing to have on hand for those mornings.


  20. Hello! I was wondering if you’ve ever used almond milk instead of skim? Thanks so much for the great recipes and congratulations on your pregnancy!

  21. I love love this recipe! I have made the recipe twice and it so easy. Perfect for “leftover” breakfast throughout the week. Now I’m going to experiment a little with adding other fruits and spices. Can’t wait!

  22. This is delicious! I made it so I could portion it out for the week but couldn’t help and eat some right away! Great texture and perfect flavor. Thank you!

  23. Just made this. Absolutely delicious!!! I did use Almond Milk instead of the Skim. I am overwhelmed by all these delicious recipes. I could just park myself here, learn these recipes and be a cooking expert because of all of these great ideas/ resources. You MUST get a regular cookbook out there, for times when I run out of ink or technology isn’t my friend!! Haha! Thank you so much for sharing.

  24. Love this delicious recipe. I make it often. I cook it early in the week, cut into large slices and store in fridge. Family grabs a slice, tops with a little milk & favorite toppings. Quick healthy breakfast all week long! Thank you!

  25. 5 stars
    Just made this today, and it is absolutely delicious!! Just the right amount of sweetness after using unsweetened applesauce since that’s what I had on hand. I also used whole milk and a honey crisp apple. Will definitely make this again!!

  26. 5 stars
    Hi Maria,
    I’ve really been enjoying your food blog, recipes and cookbook! I am wondering if you’ve experimented with deleting the eggs in the apple cinnamon baked oatmeal recipe? My husband and I love the original but my grandson has an mild egg allergy and I’m trying to decide if the recipe would turn out ok without the eggs?
    BTW, my husband is originally from SLC so we enjoy reading about the local restaurants you visit

    1. Maybe try adding extra applesauce if you aren’t using eggs or do a flax egg. I am glad you are enjoying our posts!

  27. This was de-licious! Made the recipe as is and just added a half teaspoon of nutmeg – sooo good! The whole family loved it. This will definitely become a family staple.

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