Single Serving Apple Baked Oatmeal



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This easy apple baked oatmeal recipe makes just one serving! It’s loaded with cinnamon flavor and the perfect cozy breakfast for one.

One of my favorite flavor combinations (behind chocolate and peanut butter) is apples and cinnamon! I love it year round, but especially in the cooler fall months.

Bowl of apple cinnamon baked oatmeal.

I’ve already shared a classic multiple-serving apple cinnamon baked oatmeal recipe but I wanted to share this single serve version for those of you who are cooking for one! It’s a great breakfast or afternoon snack.

You Will Love Single Serve Baked Oatmeal

Whether or not you’ve tried one of my classic baked oatmeal recipes or the trendy TikTok baked oats, I know you’re going to love my single-serving baked oatmeal recipes as well (including this one)! Here’s why:

  • Easy to prep – it’s so simple to prep. Just mix all of the ingredients and bake!
  • Minimal clean up – yep, everything is mixed in one bowl and then baked in another… just two dishes to clean!
  • Healthy and filling – this single serve baked oatmeal is packed with fiber. You can add protein powder to make it even more satisfying.
  • Single serving – don’t worry about having leftovers for the week and just make what you’re craving NOW!

Baked oatmeal is so simple to make. Made with minimal ingredients and mixed in just one bowl. Satisfy your apple cinnamon craving right now with this single serve version!

Ingredients measured out to make apple cinnamon baked oatmeal.

Here’s What You Need

Here’s everything you need to make this simple recipe!

  • rolled oats – I recommend using rolled oats because they are less processed and give a good texture to the baked oatmeal.
  • dairy-free milk – I like to use unsweetened almond milk but any dairy-free milk will work.
  • chia seeds – optional but I like to add for extra fiber and healthy fats. Learn more about chia seeds here.
  • baking powder – helps the baked oatmeal rise and lightens the texture of the baked oatmeal.
  • cinnamon – I’m a cinnamon lover so I add cinnamon to almost all of my baked oatmeal recipes, but it’s a key ingredient for this one!
  • maple syrup – add a hint of sweetness with maple syrup.
  • sea salt – just a pinch to bring all of the flavors together.
  • unsweetened applesauce – adds moisture and a subtle apple flavor to this baked oatmeal. Feel free to use my recipe for applesauce or store-bought.
  • chopped apples – gotta have apples in apple baked oatmeal! Feel free to use whatever variety you prefer. I like sweet varieties like Fuji and Honeycrisp or a more tart option like Granny Smith!
Side by side photos of a mixing bowl in the process of making the mixture for apple baked oatmeal.

What if I Need More Than 1 Serving?

A lot of people love the idea of a single serving because it offers easy portion control, but if you need more than one serving, I have three great options for you! This apple cinnamon baked oatmeal is a staple recipe and makes 6 servings. Have steel cut oats? Try this apple baked steel cut oatmeal! Need something that’s easy to grab and go? Try these apple cinnamon baked oatmeal cups.

If you're cooking for a crowd or want to meal prep, make my apple cinnamon baked oatmeal, apple baked steel cut oatmeal or my apple cinnamon baked oatmeal cups – they all make multiple servings!
Bowl of apple cinnamon baked oatmeal.

Can I Add Protein Powder?

Yes! I love adding protein powder to make this a more filling and satisfying breakfast. Add 2 tablespoons of protein powder (I would use vanilla in this recipe!) while mixing. You shouldn’t need to add any extra liquid, but if the mixture is dry while mixing you can add a splash of extra milk.

How to Serve Baked Oatmeal

I love eating baked oatmeal on it’s own but you could absolutely pair with more options for a full breakfast spread. Here’s what I would serve with baked oatmeal:

Bowl of apple cinnamon baked oatmeal. A spoon and napkin are next to the bowl.

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4.03 from 45 votes

Single Serve Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

This easy apple cinnamon baked oatmeal recipe makes just one serving! It's loaded with flavor and the perfect cozy breakfast for one.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 1


  • ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon chia seeds optional
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoon chopped apples plus more for topping
  • Toppings: extra apple chunks, a drizzle of maple syrup and/or a drizzle of nut butter


  • Preheat: Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix ingredients: Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
    Oats, cinnamon, chia seeds, baking powder, apple chunks and applesauce in a mixing bowl.
  • Pour: Pour into a greased ramekin (I used an 8 oz dish). Top with additional chopped apples.
    Apple cinnamon baked oatmeal in a bowl before being baked.
  • Bake: Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • Enjoy: Let cool, add toppings of choice and dive in.


  • Want to add protein powder? Add 2 tablespoons of protein powder (I would use vanilla in this recipe!) while mixing. You shouldn’t need to add any extra liquid, but if the mixture is dry while mixing you can add a splash of extra milk.


Serving: 1without toppings | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 487mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 17g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple baked oatmeal for one
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  1. 5 stars
    This has been my breakfast so far this week. SO good! I follow the recipe to the letter and top with peanut butter 😋

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I told my son it was apple crisp and he ate it thinking he was having dessert for breakfast!

    1. Ah yay! I am so happy that you and your son enjoyed this recipe, Angie! Thank you so much for your review + star rating, I really appreciate it.

  3. I have gestational diabetes and I was interested in making this but cannot for the life of me figure out where the 17grams of sugar is coming from? I know apples and unsweetened apple sauce has sugar but the amounts being used are so low that 17 grams seems like a lot. Thank you.

    1. Hi Courtney – Yes, the amount of sugar is correct. It’s coming from the maple syrup, apple sauce and apple chunks. The easiest way to decrease the amount of sugar would be to take out the maple syrup or swap it with monkfruit maple syrup or another natural sugar alternative. That helps, enjoy!