Apple Baked Oatmeal is a wholesome, healthy make ahead breakfast. Perfect for meal prep and family friendly and kid approved!
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Once the temperature drops below 50 or so, I prefer warm breakfasts over cold breakfasts like cereal or smoothies.
Nah. I want something warm and ideally something I can make once and eat a couple days in a row.
This baked apple oatmeal checks all those boxes. It’s warm, easy (even for me- a person that cannot and does not person in the morning well), and saves and reheats well.
And unlike stove top oatmeal that I don’t enjoy- hello mushiness- these baked oats have a soft texture on the inside and a crispy texture on the outside. And the apples add a bit of crunch with added tart flavor. There’s nothing slime-like or mushy about it. Just cozy, warm goodness that pairs so well with a cup of coffee.
Plus it stores well and tastes great the second and even third day in a row.
And it’s kid friendly! Both of mine will eat this, but my son especially likes this. Full of cinnamon apple flavor and lightly sweet, it’s a hundred percent kid tested and mom approved.
To make this you’ll need:
- Granny Smith apples – You could use another baking apple, like Cortlands or Braeburn, with a tart flavor. I’d avoid red apples because they don’t tend to bake very well.
- Rolled oats – Don’t sub steel cut or instant oatmeal. Either will change the texture.
- Milk – I use whole milk since we buy that for our kids, but you can sub in any kind. If you prefer, you could use a neutral non-dairy milk.
- Applesauce – I use natural, no-added sugar applesauce, but cinnamon flavored or regular old applesauce would work too.
- Eggs -Large eggs at room temperature.
- Maple syrup – If you don’t have maple syrup handy, honey works as a sweetener.
- Coconut oil – Another light oil, like olive oil or canola oil would also work.
- Vanilla – Pure vanilla extract.
- Salt – I use sea salt, but regular table salt will work too.
How to Make
- Cut the apples.
Remove the core of the apples and cut the apples into equal sized pieces. Set aside.
- Mix the ingredients together.
Start by adding the eggs, milk, vanilla, coconut oil, applesauce, cinnamon, salt and maple syrup into a large bowl. Then whisk it together until combined. Now stir in the oatmeal.
- Fold in the fruit.
Once the oats have been well combined, fold in the diced apples, David. Just fold them in. Stir them until just distributed. Then pour the mixture into an 8×8″ sprayed baking dish and spread it out evenly.
Put the filled dish in an oven that you’ve preheated to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes or until the solids have set. Let cool for 5 minutes prior to serving. Serve and enjoy!
Serving and Storing
This baked oatmeal is the perfect make ahead breakfast recipe. I like to make a batch on Monday morning and have it for breakfast for the next few days.
To serve it, I like to serve it warm. Sometimes, I top it with extra maple syrup or chopped walnuts. Other times, I enjoy it plain.
To store, I keep it in the baking dish and cover the leftovers tightly with foil. Reheat it in a 350 degree oven for 10 minutes or until warmed through.
Tips and Tricks
- It really helps to mix the wet ingredients together first prior stirring in the oats and fruit. This way the wet ingredients get well distributed.
- You don’t need to worry about peeling the apples. I almost never do, but you certainly can if you want to.
- Want to spice up your baked oatmeal even more? Add a half a teaspoon of nutmeg or ginger for even more warming flavor.
- This doubles really well if you are feeding a crowd. Just make sure to use a 9×13 dish instead.
Other Oatmeal Breakfasts You Might Enjoy
If you love oatmeal breakfasts, you should check out some of my other favorite recipes:
- Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
- Crock Pot Apple Pie Oatmeal
- Peach Oatmeal Bars
- Instant Pot Stuffed Apples
- Baked Stuffed Apples
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- 5 Granny Smith apples, cored and diced
- 2 cups of rolled oats
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2/3 cup of applesauce
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1/2 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- Cut the apples. Remove the core of the apples and cut the apples into equal sized pieces. Set aside.
- Mix the ingredients together. Start by adding the eggs, milk, vanilla, coconut oil, applesauce, cinnamon, salt and maple syrup into a large bowl. Then whisk it together until combined. Now stir in the oatmeal.
- Fold in the fruit. Once the oats have been well combined, fold in the diced apples . Stir them until just distributed. Then pour the mixture into an 8x8" sprayed baking dish and spread it out evenly.
- Bake. Put the filled dish in an oven that you've preheated to 350 degrees. Bake for 30 minutes or until the solids have set. Let cool for 5 minutes prior to serving. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 62gFiber: 9gSugar: 26gProtein: 10g