This apple cinnamon baked oatmeal is inspired by traditional Amish baked oatmeal and studded with apples, raisins and loads of cinnamon flavor. It’s 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.
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!
milk – I like using unsweetened vanilla almond milk but you can use whatever milk you prefer!
apples and raisins
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick spray.
In a large bowl, mix together rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, almond milk, applesauce, maple syrup, flaxseed, coconut oil and vanilla.
Fold in raisins and 3/4 cup of the diced apples.
Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and top with remaining 1/4 cup of diced apples.
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.
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.