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Baked Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

My Baked Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon recipe is something I make weekly. It’s creamy, delicious, and healthy. And the upside? It cooks while you are getting ready for work or enjoying your coffee and paper on the weekends. Granny Smith apples, enveloped in oatmeal, and cinnamon and finished with your choice of milk, nuts, and a swirl of maple syrup. It’s the perfect, customizable breakfast that your family will love.

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Baked Oatmeal with apples, cinnamon, raisins, walnuts, and oat milk.

Why you will love this Baked Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon recipe

You know that smell of apple pie baking in the oven? When you smell the apples intermingling with cinnamon and sugar and when the crust reaches the peak of doneness? Yum right? Well, this is very similar. This baked oatmeal recipe is perfect for the morning to wake the senses with the warmth and smell of cinnamon, apples, and oatmeal. Another plus for this recipe is that it can be customized with brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, and your choice of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. And finally, a little cream, milk, or nut milk is a perfect finish for the super creamy texture of this oatmeal.

Benefits of eating oatmeal

Did you know that oatmeal is a true superfood in the best way? It’s no wonder overnight oats and baked oatmeal have become so popular! One serving has 140 calories with 4 grams of fiber. In addition, adding apples adds almost 2 more grams of fiber, and a gut-healthy variety like Granny Smith, provides a boost to immunity. What about Cinnamon? This anti-inflammatory hidden gem is incredible. It’s high in antioxidants, and also gut health-boosting. It’s also wonderful tasting and smelling which is a plus! So you can say that this recipe is kind of a big deal in terms of healthy attributes.

Types of oatmeal

3 common types of oatmeal can be found in grocery stores. Quick cook, old fashion rolled, and steel-cut oats. Quick oats are the fastest cooking type. They are also the most processed of readily available oats. They are partially cooked and rolled thin. Rolled-outs are also partially cooked, and rolled but require a bit longer to cook and are not quite as thin. Steel-cut oats are the closest to unprocessed oat groats. The good news? No matter what kind of oats you choose to make, according to Healthline, all varieties have the same nutritional values. So your choice can be based on convenience, texture, or taste.

Ingredients for Baked Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

  • 1 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, cored and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of kosher salt
  • brown sugar, optional
  • raisins, currants, or craisins optional
  • Add ons:
  • Milk, cream, or nut milk of choice (tip: creamy vanilla almond milk, oat milk, or rice milk work well)
  • Walnuts
  • Maple syrup

Equipment

A 2-quart Dutch oven is perfect for this recipe. Any oven-safe, casserole, or baking dish with a tight-fitting lid works for this recipe.

How to make this baked apple oatmeal recipe

Preheat oven to 375ºF. The rack should be in the middle of the oven.

Ready? This is a super easy recipe! In the pot or Dutch oven, add oats, chopped apple, cinnamon, currants, brown sugar (optional) pinch of salt, and water. Place lid on the oven-safe pot and place in oven and cook for 20 minutes or until bubbling and apple is tender. Remove from the oven, stir gently, and add to serving bowls.

Top baked oatmeal with nuts, milk, and maple syrup to finish the bowl.

baked apple oatmeal
Baked Oatmeal with apples, cinnamon, currants, oat milk, walnuts and a drizzle of Maple syrup.

Enjoy!

For more oven-baked breakfast ideas, try my Baked Mexican Chorizo and Eggs, Weekend Breakfast Casserole, or my Asparagus Frittata with Ricotta and Prosciutto.

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Baked Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

Ana | Claudia’s Table
December 13, 2023
It's creamy, delicious, and healthy and the upside is that it cooks while you are getting ready for work or enjoying your coffee and paper on the weekends.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American, Healthy
Servings 2
Calories 346 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Dutch oven or oven safe baking dish with lid 2 quart

Ingredients
  

Baked Oatmeal with Apples and Cinnamon

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 whole large Granny Smith apple cored and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup currants raisins or craisins optional
  • 1 pinch of kosher salt
  • brown sugar optional

Toppings

  • Milk cream, or nut milk of choice
  • Walnuts
  • Maple syrup or honey

Instructions
 

  • In the pot or Dutch oven, add oats, chopped apple, cinnamon, currants, brown sugar (optional), pinch of salt and water.
  • Place lid on pot and place in oven and cook for 20 minutes or until bubbling and apple is tender.
  • Remove from the oven, stir gently and add to serving bowls.
  • Top cooked oatmeal with nuts, milk, and maple syrup to finish the bowl.

Notes

Nutrition

Serving: 1.5cupCalories: 346kcal

Nutritional information is calculated online and should be used as a guide.

Keyword apple cinnamon oatmeal, baked oatmeal, healthy baked oatmeal

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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So delicious! The second time I made it I “doctored” it just a tiny bit to my taste only with a pinch of nutmeg and ginger and added a few drops of vanilla Stevie (my sweet tooth). Yummy, thank you so much. The best.

    1. I love how you customized it! Love the idea of nutmeg, ginger and vanilla! So happy you enjoyed this baked oatmeal!