Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal makes the perfect easy make-ahead breakfast or brunch. This healthy baked oatmeal recipe is made with all natural WHOLESOME ingredients and refined sugar-free. It’s packed with oats, sweet apple chunks, Goji berries and crunchy walnuts. It’s a delightful family meal filled with romantic seasonal flavors.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

There’s something special in this late Summer. The days are much shorter. Mornings are much colder and midday air so much fresher. The overall feeling of upcoming Fall begins to show. And there are these late Summer fruits – apples, pears, plums. So beautiful in colors and tastes. We actually have apples in the pantry throughout all seasons, but this time of year apples are somewhat special. That’s because locally grown apples are now in season.

So a week back, a bucket full of apples from my grandmas garden arrived. Fresh, sweet and juicy apples, natural – as mother nature meant apples to be. Absolutely perfect! And as soon as that basket came into my house, the beautiful apple cinnamon aroma started to spread around the kitchen. Yup, it was time to start baking with this beautiful healthful fruit.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies were first on the menu, of course. Following the amazing (kiddos favorite) Apple Carrot Muffins. And since school is about to start next week, this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal sneak into our breakfast menu too. And it will stay on our menu throughout all apple season. This fruity casserole is the easiest, most delicious sweet breakfast you can imagine.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is one super easy to make breakfast. It’s freezer friendly, can be made a day ahead and it’s a no-brainer really. You will only need a few simple ingredients too.

To make this wonderful casserole I used all natural, WHOLESOME goodies – like oats and FRESH fruits. Oats are like the healthiest grains on the planet and if you haven’t started cooking, baking and making stuff with oats, then you should definitely start NOW.

Oats and oatmeal have so many health benefits: they keep our heart healthy and lower our blood sugar levels. Plus they make us stay full longer, which is great if you want to lose weight. Oats are low in calories and loaded with good-for-our-digestion fibers. They are also a good source of plant-based proteins and loaded with many powerful antioxidants, vitamins, and essential minerals – like manganese, magnesium, iron and vitamin B1. Isn’t that like the coolest food EVER?

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

In addition to oats and fresh APPLES, which are both the star in this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (doh like obviously), I also tossed in some walnuts packed vitamins and minerals, as well with some powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats good for our heart health. Walnuts gave this baked oatmeal a nice nutty flavor but also crunchiness in every bite.

What makes this baked oatmeal recipe so good and so irresistible are the sweet, delightful apples, of course, but also a fragrant, super HEALTHY spice – Ceylon cinnamon. This super-spice is known for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial effects. Which is all good since a school and flu season is about to start.

I upgraded this oatmeal casserole even more with some more superpowers from superfoods – Goji berries and hemp seeds. Sour Goji berries balanced the sweetness nicely and added up immune boosting superpowers. Hemp seeds are a great source of fiber as well as proteins and omega-3 fatty acid so they added up to overall nutrition.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is incredibly sweet but REFINED SUGAR -FREE and low on calories. It’s soft, pleasing and so chewy, full of warm Fall flavors.

The best part is that this baked oatmeal deliciousness can also be assembled, covered and refrigerated overnight to bake in the morning OR baked in the evening and then just reheated in the morning. I know those first weeks going back into morning school routine will be taught (and hectic). I will look for ways to sleep a bit longer in the morning so this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is the perfect solution.

Yes, it’s absolutely perfect casserole to serve on busy weekdays or weekend morning. Plus, it’s a truly delightful and HEALTHY family meal filled with romantic seasonal flavors and many NUTRIENTS.

Enjoy!

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal makes the perfect easy breakfast. It's packed with nutrients and sweet seasonal flavors. Refined sugar-free and delicious.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword apple cinnamon, bake, cinnamon apple, healthy, oatmeal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9 slices
Calories 268 kcal
Author Natalie

Ingredients

  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon Ceylon cinnamon
  • 1 1/3 cup milk plant-based or cow's low fat
  • 1/3 cup Maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil melted and cooled
  • 2 sweet apples chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup Goji berries
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds optional

Instructions

  1. Grease a casserole pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients - oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs with milk. Add syrup and coconut oil. Mix until well combined.
  4. Add dry ingredients into wet and stir well to incorporate. Finally, add the chopped apples and walnuts, Goji berries and hemp seeds (if using).
  5. Pour the mixture into a prepared casserole pan and bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.
  6. Serve topped with fresh fruits (chopped apples or bananas) and honey or maple syrup.
Nutrition Facts
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 154mg 6%
Potassium 245mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 13g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 2.3%
Calcium 8.7%
Iron 11.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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20 Comments

  1. Wow I never heard of this before but it sure looks yummy. My son is a huge oatmeal fan I know he will love this one!

  2. Apple season is just around the corner. What a great way to start the day. I will have to make some of this for my grandkids…I’m sure they would LOVE it.

  3. Omg what a brilliant way to prepare oats! Will have to try this because sometimes I spend way too much time getting breakfast ready (:

  4. I love baked oatmeal but Unfortunately, I’m the only one in my family who likes it. I have not made some in years perhaps I should bake some again now that the kids are older. Love the sound of apple and cinnamon. Sounds so good. Going to try this soon.

  5. This is the perfect dish to serve at a fall brunch! Full of the season’s best flavors – I love the apple / cinnamon combination. I’d bet this would be a hit with the kids on Saturday morning after Friday Night Football!

  6. I can’t be excited enough for fall recipes such as this apple cinnamon oatmeal. With such hearty and full of warm Fall flavors. Saving this for later. Looks yum.

  7. Marisa Franca

    We love breakfast but sometimes we’re in a hurry to get going and an oatmeal bake is the ideal solution. We’ve made lots of oatmeal/fruit bakes the the apple is one of our favorites. It’s a good thing apple season is almost here so we can make some extra bakes and freeze.

  8. Oh my goodnrss this looks incredible!! I am a lover of all things Fall so I cannot wait for apple season!! Saving this one for later.

  9. Wow! What a gorgeous shot <3 Your baked oatmeal looks superb! I'm definitely getting fall vibes from this dish and craving a slice right now!

  10. you made wholesome breakfast, apple with walnuts and oatmeal is perfect combo I need to try it kids will love it.

  11. İ love anything freezer friendly recipes.. school day up coming soon and İ am sure this will be on my kid’s lunch box and my quick breakfast.

  12. This is definitely my kind of breakfast! All those healthy ingredients coming together without any refined sugars! Love it!

  13. Love this for breakfast – perfect way to start a day. This looks so filling too.

  14. A perfect healthy breakfast for the fall! Love the idea of baked oatmeal!!!

  15. I need to make this! I’ve been looking for different ways to add oats into my life and this looks so healthy and delish! Love that you can make this dairy-free and that it’s made with coconut oil and goji berries!

  16. This looks so tasty! Love the fresh apple chunks on top, too. Sometimes the soggier apples in baked dishes like this leave me wanting that nice crunch of fresh ones. This is the perfect solution!

  17. Wow thats a great breakfast recipe! Will save this.Loved apple cinnamon combo!

  18. This baked oatmeal definitely makes me think of fall. And I love the addition of the Goji berries. So creative!

  19. I definitely keen to try this breakfast with some gluten free or low gluten oats. My kids would love it too!!

  20. Amanda Mason

    Oh my goodness – this looks amazing!! Perfect for breakfast or a snack or a dessert!!! Yep I agree with you…our days are shorter and the nights are getting a bit more crisp!! I can’t wait for fall!! Such a perfect fall recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

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