Apple Baked Oatmeal is a delicious breakfast with oats, apples, maple syrup, flaxseeds, pecans, and cinnamon. It’s vegan, gluten-free, and packed with fiber. Forget the eggs and bacon, this dish takes breakfast to a whole new level!
Apple cinnamon-baked oatmeal will make your home warm and comforting with fall scents and flavors. You won’t be able to get enough of the crumbly oats, warm and crisp apples, and a hint of maple syrup. It may even be better than chocolate chip cookies or apple pie! The best part is that it’s gluten-free, can be altered for a keto diet, and is a great start to your day.
So many people love baked oatmeal and this dish is no exception! Adding apples and pecans to this oatmeal recipe adds texture and flavor that can’t be beaten. Most baked oatmeal recipes turn out dry, but with the addition of almond milk, applesauce or maple syrup, and vegan butter this one is deliciously moist.
Ingredients you’ll need for baked oatmeal:
- Flaxseed meal
Leaveners and spices:
- Baking powder
- Brown sugar
- Almond milk
- Apple sauce or maple syrup
- Vanilla extract
- Vegan butter
- Preheat oven: Preheat the oven and grease a baking dish.
2. Soak the flaxseed: Mix almond milk with a tbsp of flaxseed meal in a large bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes.
3. Combine the dry and wet ingredients: Stir together the baking powder, cinnamon, salt, apple sauce, vanilla extract, vegan butter, half cup brown sugar, and flaxseed mixture.
4. Add the oats: Stir in the rolled oats.
5. Add the filling: Add the apples and pecans and stir to combine.
6. Bake: Pour into a prepared baking dish.
7. Serve: Enjoy it with maple syrup and more cinnamon on top.
Tips for success and Variations
- This dish is great for any type of fruit you’d like to use. Try bananas, strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries.
- A great option for this dish is to make baked oatmeal cups by using a muffin sheet so you can have individual servings.
- If you’d rather not bake it, you can turn this dish into apple cinnamon oatmeal and eat it right out of a bowl.
- Try using steel-cut oats instead of rolled oats for a chewier texture.
- This recipe calls for vegan butter, but you can use coconut oil instead.
How to serve Apple Baked Oatmeal
Oatmeal baked with apples is great as a breakfast option or dessert after dinner with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Serve it to your kids before school and they’ll be happy all morning.
How to store
Baked Apple Oatmeal is good for up to five days tightly wrapped and stored in the refrigerator.
You can also freeze it after baking and thaw it in the refrigerator when you’d like a slice. It’s easier to store in the freezer if you bake it in individual-sized portions using a muffin tray.
To thaw faster or after they thaw, heat them in the microwave in 30-second increments until they’re warm all the way through.
Are apples with oatmeal healthy?
Yes! Apples and oats are both healthy and add to a nutritious diet. This recipe has added flaxseeds that make it even more fibrous.
How long does it take for oats to cook in the oven?
When you use rolled oats and not instant oats, it only takes about 10 minutes for them to cook enough to eat. This dish needs about 35 minutes total time to completely set and brown.
What is the healthiest way to cook oatmeal?
Oatmeal is healthy as it is, so it’s healthy any way you cook it. What makes it unhealthy is what you add to it for flavoring. This recipe uses all-natural ingredients.
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- 2 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup pecan nuts, chopped
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 cups almond milk
- ¼ cup apple sauce or maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp flaxseed meal
- 1 tbsp vegan butter, melted
- 2 sweet apples
- ½ cup brown sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an oven-safe tray of 8’’x8’’.
2. Mix almond milk with a tbsp of flaxseed meal in a large bowl and let it sit for 5 minutes.
3. Add baking powder, cinnamon, salt, apple sauce, vanilla extract, vegan butter and brown sugar. Stir until combined.
4. Add rolled oats and stir to combine.
5. Chop apples and pecan nuts into bite-size pieces and add them to the oats. Stir well to combine.
6. Put the mix into the greased tray and bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until oats are well set and golden brown around the edges.
7. Let it cool a bit before serving.
8. Enjoy it with maple syrup and more cinnamon on top.
- Prepare the oatmeal in advance and just bake it before serving.
- Replace apples with bananas or blueberries for a flavour twist.
- Use gluten-free oats if needed.
Nutrition InformationYield 9 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 210Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 3mgSodium 136mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 4gSugar 19gProtein 3g