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 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.

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