This apple cinnamon baked oatmeal is a hearty and filling breakfast with just the right amount of sweetness. Add a drizzle of maple syrup on top of this vegan oatmeal and breakfast is ready!

If you’re looking for an easy breakfast, this apple cinnamon-baked oatmeal is the answer! It’s a great recipe to prep at the start of the week and then reheat it in the morning when you’re hungry! I love that oatmeal is a breakfast that actually keeps me full until lunchtime.

How to Make Baked Oatmeal

In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients and mix. Add the wet ingredients and stir until well combined.

Gently fold in the apples. Combine until just mixed.

Pour into a prepared 8×8 baking dish and bake at 375ºF for about 30 minutes. The oatmeal will thicken as it bakes and it will start to turn a more golden-brown color.

Is Oatmeal a Healthy Breakfast?

Yes! Oats are a whole grain which means they’re naturally high in protein and fiber. This is is why a bowl of oatmeal is so satisfying and makes you feel full for a long time. I find that oatmeal is a breakfast that keeps me full until lunchtime. If you want to keep your sugar content down, you can skip the maple syrup or use stevia or another natural sweetener.

Substitution Ideas

If you want a sweeter flavor, you can increase the maple syrup to 1/4 cup. I wanted to keep this less sweet so our toddler could enjoy it with us. I like to drizzle a little extra maple syrup on top for my own portion.

You can substitute other fruits in place of the apple. Try chopped pears for a different twist. Or make my Vegan Blueberry Baked Oatmeal, which tastes like a blueberry muffin!

You can use dairy milk or soy milk in place of the almond milk, if you like. You may also substitute honey in place of the maple syrup, but keep in mind this recipe would no longer be considered vegan.

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftover baked oatmeal in the fridge for up to 5 days. To reheat, place a slice on a microwave-safe plate and reheat at 50% power for 30 seconds at a time until heated. You can also divide this oatmeal up into individual portions so they’re easy to grab and go in the morning.

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apple cinnamon baked oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Breakfast
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This apple cinnamon baked oatmeal is a hearty and filling breakfast with just the right amount of sweetness. Add a drizzle of maple syrup on top of this vegan oatmeal and breakfast is ready!


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 small apple, diced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Spray an 8×8 baking dish or a 10″ pie pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the oats, baking powder, cinnamon salt and chia seeds. Stir until combined.
  4. Add the vanilla, maple syrup, and almond milk. Stir until well combined.
  5. Gently fold in the apples until just mixed.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes until brown on the edges.
  7. Let cool for 15 minutes before slicing.
  8. Cut into 6 pieces.

Keywords: apple cinnamon baked oatmeal