Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Recipe

Vacation is finally over and I am a little sad to see it go.Β  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 Recipe

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

This easy baked oatmeal is a fall breakfast favorite!
4.5 from 2 votes
Cook Time
20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Raisins
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Chopped almonds

Instructions

  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

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. We are big oatmeal eaters here, so I will definitively try this. I’ve never had baked oatmeal! And a vacation where you do nothing but relax in your own space and watch movies w/ the hubby sounds like a perfect vaca to me!

  2. Looks wonderful Maria! How nice that you guys both had the time off together. Randy was home as well along with the boys and I have to say, I’m really glad everyone is back where they should be! πŸ™‚

  3. I think I may be the only one who has never heard of baking oatmeal before now! It looks good, but maybe for a weekend brunch. I enjoy sleeping in and breakfast during the week is usually a mad dash for something that can be eaten out of hand.

    1. I have made it with one large egg instead of egg whites and it works well. The egg whites maybe firmed it up a bit, but not much. I didn’t mind the texture:) If you try omitting them, let me know how it works! Enjoy!

  4. Isn’t it so sad when vacation ends? Our ended too and I was so sad to head back to work.
    I love baked oatmeal. It’s always a nice change from the regular oatmeal. Yours looks amazing and I love the addition of apples and cinnamon. Delicious! A great treat to start the day off with.

  5. This looks so healthy and yummy. I usually make cold/hot oatmeal, I never thought to make baked oatmeal. Such a great idea and would even satisfy my sweet tooth. I really love your blog and your approach to healthy living. and your kitchen renovation was so HOT… so manhattan-like. :-)))

  6. I eat oatmeal almost every morning for breakfast, so I was excited to try this baked version. It is absolutely delicious! I love the texture, the cinnamon flavor and the baked apple chunks. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

  7. I made this recipe this morning and it was fabulous! I can’t wait to have leftovers tomorrow! It will definitely become a regular at my house. I don’t like the texture of normal oatmeal but the flavor and texture for this was sooo yummy! It tastes like “guilt free” apple crisp. Yum! Thanks.

  8. perfect! i love that this oatmeal is baked and looks packed full of flavor! i can here looking for the perfect healthy bfast recipe for me and my bf and here it is! i know i can always count on you for awesome recipes πŸ™‚ happy new year!

  9. This is so great! It was really easy to make. It actually reminded me of the apple cinnamon oatmeal from the packets but WAY better!

  10. 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!!

    1. 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!

  11. 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?

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