Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

This apple cinnamon baked oatmeal is inspired by traditional Amish baked oatmeal and studded with apples, raisins and loads of cinnamon flavor. It’s the vegan, gluten-free and great for meal prep.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… baked oatmeal is the best thing since overnight oats! I’ve been on a baked oatmeal kick this year and I’m so glad you’re just as obsessed as me because that means I get to keep trying and sharing new flavor combinations.

Each month, I’ve been making a seasonal baked oatmeal flavor and this month we’re going with apple cinnamon. Late September is the start of apple season so the timing is perfect. Head to a local apple orchard or grab some fresh apples from your local market and whip up this delicious apple cinnamon baked oatmeal.

Spatula lifting a slice of apple cinnamon baked oatmeal from a baking dish. Oatmeal topped with apple slices and cinnamon.

This apple baked oatmeal is inspired by one of my favorite seasons: fall! I love visiting apple orchards and creating alllll the apple recipes. My ideal weekend would involve a cool, crisp morning, a cozy sweater and some sort of baked apple treat.

Who Invented Baked Oatmeal?

Since my obsession with baked oatmeal, I’ve been determined to figure out who invented baked oatmeal. I’ve yet to find the answer, but a lot of the old baked oatmeal recipes I’ve found come from the Amish, who made baked oatmeal to fuel their long days working on the farm.

Most of the Amish baked oatmeal recipes involve apples, raisins, and cinnamon so the recipe I’m sharing is inspired by that flavor combination, but without the butter, eggs, and milk! We’re keeping things vegan and dairy-free for my version!

I’ve made a similar version before with steel-cut oatmeal, but this version is just as a tasty and cooks up a bit faster. Here’s the apple cinnamon baked steel-cut oatmeal recipe, if you’re interested.

Dish of apple cinnamon baked oatmeal filled with raisins and chunks of apples. Apples and a wooden spoon are around the dish.

Ingredients in Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

  • rolled oats
  • unsweetened applesauce
  • milk – I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk but you can use whatever milk you prefer!
  • apples and raisins
  • flaxseed
  • maple syrup
  • coconut oil 
  • spices and misc cinnamon, baking powder, vanilla extract, sea salt

How to Make Apple Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is pretty much just a matter of mixing and baking. Nothing fancy! In a large bowl, start by mixing together the rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, almond milk, flaxseed, unsweetened applesauce, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla. Fold in the raisins and diced apples.

Wood spoon mixing the mixture for apple cinnamon baked oatmeal in a mixing bowl.

Pour the mixture in a prepared baking dish, top with a few extra apple slices and bake at 375ºF for about 40 minutes or until the center is set.

Spatula lifting a slice of apple cinnamon baked oatmeal from a dish.

This apple cinnamon baked oatmeal recipe is absolutely delicious with a drizzle of almond butter, a splash of almond milk, or maple syrup on top.

You can prep the baked oatmeal in advance and store in an airtight container for 4-5 days in the fridge. It’s such an easy meal prep option!

Slice of apple cinnamon baked oatmeal on a plate and drizzled with nut butter and topped with apple slices.

Like this recipe? Here are other baked oatmeal recipes to try:

If you make this apple baked oatmeal, be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6

Description

This apple cinnamon baked oatmeal is inspired by traditional Amish baked oatmeal and studded with apples, raisins and loads of cinnamon flavor. It’s the perfect fall breakfast and great for meal prep.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled old-fashioned oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cups milk (I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup diced apple, divided
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, almond milk, applesauce, maple syrup, flaxseed, coconut oil and vanilla.
  3. Fold in raisins and 3/4 cup of the diced apples.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and top with remaining 1/4 cup of diced apples. 
  5. Bake about 40 minutes or until the center has set and a toothpick comes out clean. Allow baked oatmeal to cool just a bit before serving. Serve with a drizzle of almond butter, almond milk, or maple syrup. 
  6. For leftovers, let the baked oatmeal cool completely before covering or transferring to storage containers. The baked oatmeal should keep for 4-5 days in the fridge.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 229
  • Sugar: 20g
  • Sodium: 291mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 43g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 4g

Keywords: apple cinnamon baked oatmeal

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  1. Can this be mixed the night before and baked the next morning? I have the ingredients to make it for breakfast for a group tomorrow. I’m excited to try it! 🙂

    • Hey Leslie! Yes, you can totally do this, but I recommend combining all the dry ingredients in a bowl and combining the wet ingredients in a separate bowl the night before. The morning of, simply mix the two together, pour into your baking dish and bake! The oats tend to soak up quite a bit of the milk overnight (kind of like overnight oats). If you don’t have a choice and need to fully prep the oatmeal bake ahead of time, that’s fine. It might just seem a little bit drier than normal after baking. If this happens, just serve with a splash of milk. Let me know how it turns out for you!

  2. This is sooo good!!! In one week I already made two batches! We went apple picking so I am thrilled about using up those apples! Am planning on shredding the apple next time so my 11-month old can eat some too! Thanks so much!

    • Oh yay, I am so happy to hear that you’re enjoying this recipe! I love the idea of shredding the apples. Thanks so much for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it, Brianna!

    • Woo!! This makes me so happy, Jema. And thank you for coming back to leave a comment and star rating on the recipe. This feedback is super helpful and the star ratings help make my recipes visible to more people! <3

  3. Loving your baked oatmeal recipes! I just made the apple one today and will enjoy this week. I make a full size, eat it for two days and freeze the rest. They freeze very well. I know your hands will be full soon, but I’m requesting a pumpkin oatmeal bake from you!

    • Ahh! I’m so glad that you’re loving the baked oatmeal recipes, Sarah. And thank you for coming back to leave a comment and star rating on the apple cinnamon baked oatmeal. It’s super helpful and means so much to me. In terms of the pumpkin baked oatmeal, it’s like you read my mind. I already have it planned for October. I love that these baked oatmeals can be frozen too. I’m planning to make some to freeze before the baby arrives.

  4. Made this and LOVED it- will be making it again in the near future- it was so delicious with the apples and raisins. Thanks for this recipe!!

  5. Absolutely delicious!! The kids love it, it’s super easy and now I can’t wait to make the other baked oatmeal recipes!! I love so many EBF recipes. I can go there any day of the week, anytime of day and find a perfect recipe!

    • Hi Margaret! Thank you so much for sharing and I am so happy to hear that you and your kids are loving the baked oatmeal and other EBF recipes 🙂 And thank you so much for coming back to comment (and leave the star rating) for this recipe. It means the world to me!

  6. I’ve always loved oatmeal, but this takes it to a whole new level! I made it for my mom today, and she loved it! Thank you for creating such delicious and healthy recipes! I love how dedicated you are to ensuring people feed their bellies and their souls with the good stuff!

  7. This past weekend, I’ve viewed this recipe so many times because of how great it looks and sounds! I’m planning to make it soon and love that incorporates seasonal produce, like apples, which are ideal this time of year!

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