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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal


This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is packed with apples and cinnamon, and baked into a chewy, satisfying dish with a sweet and crunchy topping. It makes a delicious, simple and hearty breakfast.

Apple cinnamon baked oatmeal in a white and black checked porcelain dish with a spatula lifting out a slice.

A Simple, Delicious and Satisfying Breakfast

It’s no secret that we love oatmeal over here. It’s filling, nutritious, economical, and the perfect blank canvas for so many flavors. We’ve been going a little nuts with baked oatmeal lately, and I have no regrets. For starters, it’s easy! Just stir the ingredients together and bake until golden. It has a delicious, chewy texture that is wildly different from the stovetop variety, so it’s great for people who don’t love the texture of traditional oatmeal. It’s great when you’re cooking for a crowd. And leftovers heat up great, so it’s perfect for meal prepping.

This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is all those things. Plus it is packed with apples (from fresh apples and applesauce), lots of warm spices, and a sweet and crunchy golden topping. Sometimes we serve slices with a drizzle of maple syrup, or put it in a bowl with a splash of almond milk. No matter how you enjoy it, it makes an incredibly satisfying and delicious breakfast bake. And because it comes together so quickly, we make this little gem regularly.

A serving of baked oatmeal topped with thinly sliced apples and cinnamon on a white plate.

Ingredients You’ll Need to Make Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal:

  • Oats– We use old fashioned rolled oats.
  • Apples– We used honeycrisp apples, but really you can use any kind you love! You can peel them if you like, but we left ours unpeeled.
  • Applesauce
  • Maple Syrup– You can use brown sugar or honey if desired.
  • Milk– We used 2% milk, but dairy-free milk works great too.
  • Eggs
  • Spices– We used cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Pecans– We add nuts to the top for a nice crunch, but you can totally leave the nuts out.
  • Brown Sugar– The brown sugar helps make the baked oatmeal crispy and caramelized.
Ingredients needed to make apple cinnamon baked oatmeal.

How To Make Baked Oatmeal:

  1. Combine dry ingredients. Toss together the oats, baking powder, spices and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Combine wet ingredients. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients and stir well.
  3. Dice the apples. Add the apples to the bottom of your greased baking dish. Pour the oatmeal mixture over the top.
  4. Add the topping. Sprinkle the top with brown sugar and chopped pecans.
  5. Bake. Put the oatmeal in a 350 degree preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown and set.
  6. Enjoy!
Process shots showing how to make apple cinnamon baked oatmeal.

Tips & Suggestions:

What type of oats should you use for baked oatmeal?

The type of oats you use for this recipe is really up to your preference. We use old-fashioned rolled oats because they make a delicious dense, chewy texture.

How Do You Store Baked Oatmeal?

Store any leftover baked oatmeal in the fridge. Cover it and store right in the pan you baked it in, or transfer to an airtight container. It should stay good for up to 5 days. Reheat leftovers in the microwave.

Tasty Additions or Variations:

  • Add nuts! We added some pecans, but you can leave them out or try using walnuts or almonds.
  • For extra richness, try adding a couple tablespoons of melted butter or coconut butter to the mixture before baking.
  • Replace the different spices in this recipe with a tablespoon of apple pie spice or pumpkin pie spice.
  • Serve baked oatmeal with a drizzle over maple syrup, honey, a dollop of vanilla yogurt, or in a bowl with milk.
  • Add raisins (if that’s your thing).
  • Replace the apples with sliced pears, bananas, or peaches.
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal in a white ceramic serving dish topped with sliced apples and pecans.
An overhead shot of a pan of baked oatmeal topped with sliced apples.

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal makes a delicious, easy, and hearty breakfast packed with nutritious ingredients and incredible flavor!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 163kcal


Topping (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat an 8×8 inch baking dish with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.  
  • In a large bowl, stir together oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt.
  • In another medium bowl, whisk together milk, applesauce, maple syrup, eggs, and vanilla. Stir the milk mixture into the dry oat mixture until combined.
  • You can peel the apples if you want, or leave the skins on before dicing. Layer diced apples on the bottom of the baking dish and pour the oatmeal mixture over the apples. Spread evenly with a spatula. Sprinkle chopped pecans and brown sugar on top (if using)
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the mixture is setup, golden brown and slightly crunchy on top. Remove from the oven and let it sit for a few minutes before slicing. Serve warm and enjoy!


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.004g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 206mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 154IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg
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