Make this naturally sweetened, perfectly spiced Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal once and enjoy a delicious, cozy breakfast all week long!
I eat oatmeal for breakfast at least four days a week. It’s simple, it’s cheap, and I always have it. Usually it does the trick, but microwaved oatmeal just doesn’t really do it for me sometimes.
I’m always on the lookout for sweet breakfasts that aren’t completely devoid of nutritional value, and this baked oatmeal is IT. It’s naturally sweetened, and it takes just a few basic ingredients to put together.
I almost always have every ingredient to make this in my cabinet.
You can easily remove the nuts or swap them out for a nut of your choice. Pecans would also be great here, as would sliced almonds. You can make it vegan by using plant milk and a vegan egg replacer, like flax eggs or chia eggs.
The hardest part of this recipe is exercising patience for 45 minutes while it bakes. Make it on a Sunday to enjoy throughout the week, or wake up an hour before your family to surprise them with breakfast on the weekend!
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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 45 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 6–8 servings 1x
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 2 cups milk of choice (I used vanilla almond milk)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup or honey
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter or coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces (I prefer Fuji apples)
- Additional maple syrup for serving, optional
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 9-inch square or 2-quart baking dish and set aside.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together oats, walnuts, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
- In a smaller mixing bowl, whisk together milk, maple syrup, eggs, butter or coconut oil, and vanilla until well blended. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and stir to combine.
- Arrange half the chopped apples evenly over the bottom of the baking dish, then pour the oat mixture over the apples. Scatter the remaining apples over the top.
- Bake for 42 to 45 minutes, or until the top is golden and the center is set. Let the oatmeal cool for a few minutes before scooping into bowls and serving with a drizzle of maple syrup.
We’ve officially been practicing social distancing for a full month as of today, and I think it’s finally starting to get to me. Ordinarily, I’m all-in for some peace and quiet. The situation at hand is weighing heavily on me, though, as I’m sure it is for all of you.
The headlines are difficult to escape, but I’ve been seeking reprieve in food. I’m always amazed at the emotional effect a meal can have. Something as simple as a dish of baked oatmeal can completely alter the course of your day. I woke up feeling a little hopeless this morning, but after taking a few mindful minutes to make this, I felt restored.
All too often, I’ve been pulled in conflicting directions in this space. It’s easy to feel like you need to make every dish deeply unique, but in reality, simple is usually best. Since I’ve started focusing on creating simple, approachable recipes, I’ve felt more connected to this blog than I ever have before. It’s finally starting to feel like me.