Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Living in Michigan means that when Fall hits, we get to hit the cider mills. It never dawned on me that a lot of other states aren’t fortunate enough to experience apple picking, snacking on piping-hot cinnamon-sugar doughnuts while watching apples being pressed for apple cider. How sad!

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Besides the traditional apple pies, crisps, crumbles and scones…  oatmeal is my next favorite comfort food to bake apples in. So, are you an instant oatmeal fan? Or are you the soak your oats over night kind? With so many different ways for one to make oatmeal, I’m starting to think baked is the best! It comes out of the oven all light and fluffy and the apples are perfectly baked! Not to mention your home fills up with the smell of apples and cinnamon! *siiigh*!

This recipe is crazy easy to prepare, just combine, bake and breakfast will be served in 30 minutes or less!


Gather and measure your ingredients.


Halve, quarter and remove the center core of an apple.


Next just slice and dice one small to medium sized apple…


…into small bite-size chunks.


Combine oats, apple and brown sugar into a large bowl.


Season them with kosher salt, fresh nutmeg and cinnamon.


Add in the melted butter.


Give it a good hefty stir.


Dump it all into a small ungreased baking dish.


Spread…


And pour the entire two cups of milk over top.


No need to stir or mix.  Just place the dish into a preheated 350 degree oven to bake for 25-30 minutes or until most of the milk is absorbed.


Remove and let cool. I shared this with my two daughters while my husband was hunting. So if I was making this for four adults I would double it for sure! But my girls and I shared this leaving a little bit left over for me to save.


Serve it up! I like mine with a little extra brown sugar and a drizzle of milk.


It’s gooood.


Make it. Eat it. Love it.


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Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Yield: 2-4 servings

Prep Time: 10

Cook Time: 25-30

Total Time: 40

Ingredients:

1 medium-sized Apple, cored and diced {like Cortland, Jonathan or Rome}

1-1/3 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

1/4 cup Golden Raisins

2 tablespoons Dark Brown Sugar, plus more for serving

1 tablespoons Melted Butter

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon Fresh Nutmeg

1/8 teaspoon Kosher Salt

2 cups Whole Milk

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together the apple, oats, raisins, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir in the melted butter and pour the mixture into an oven safe dish. Pour the two cups of milk over top and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until most of the milk is absorbed. Sprinkle with a little extra cinnamon, drizzle with a little bit of milk and serve!

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55 Responses to “Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal”

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    Amanda — November 14, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    This sounds delicious, and I love the simplicity! Do you think it's something that might keep in the fridge and could be re-heated, maybe with a little more milk? This sounds like it could be a fantastic week-day breakfast.

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — November 14, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Absolutely! I saved a small bowlful and reheated it for breakfast! A little extra milk will definitely help! :)

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    Heather (Heather's Dish) — November 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    this makes oatmeal look so good! i've never loved it, but i'm thinking it deserves another chance ;)

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    Aarthi — November 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I have never heard about baked oatmeal for breakfast..But this sounds super good and yummy…This is a perfect way to start a day…Good job laurie..

    Do you think regular instant oats work for this..

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    Carrie — November 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I have been wanting to make baked oatmeal like this forever… I think we need to do this for breakfast in my house asap!

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    Bev Weidner (Bev Cooks) — November 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I. LOVE. THIS.

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    Lauren's Latest — November 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Baked oatmeal is divine! Mmmm….

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — November 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Aarthi~ I'm not sure… I rarely use instant oatmeal. But give it a go and let me know the results! :)

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    Blog is the New Black — November 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    So simple and yet so cozy!!!

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    Yesim — November 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    oatmeal s not my fav but your photos make it sooo good..

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    Fresh and Foodie — November 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    Yum. I love oatmeal, especially baked oatmeal. This looks perfect for a fall morning.

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    Jami — November 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm

    Do you think skim milk would work?

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    Kimber — November 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    This looks so delicious and gives off such a "home cooked" vibe. I love it!

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    Aarthi — November 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks Laurie..Will surely try that and let u know..

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    Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} — November 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    What a wonderful fall breakfast! The weather here is getting much colder and we expect snow soon. I would love to whip this up and enjoy it in the morning. It couldn't be easier!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — November 14, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    Jami~ I bet it would!

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    RavieNomNoms — November 14, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    OH this looks SO amazing! I will have to try this

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    Sabrina-eat.drink.and be merry. — November 14, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    awesome Laurie!! I'm making this fir breakfast tomorrow! I totally agree too! I cant imagine life without apple picking season!

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — November 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    i know this is breakfast… but i want it for dinner!

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    Sandra — November 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    As a fellow Michigander (or are we Michiganians?) I could kick myself for not going to one of our cider mills yet. That being said I will not be kicking myself for not trying this recipe. I'm not a big oatmeal fan but this looks to good to be true!!

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    Rhondi — November 14, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I'm so jealous since I live in Texas. But I can make this oatmeal. I can't believe I've never had baked oatmeal, but apple/cinnamon oatmeal is our favorite. I can't wait to make this…probably on Thanksgiving morning. I'm so excited. Thanks!

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    Steph — November 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    This looks to die for!! I am seriously thinking about making this tonight so I can have it tomorrow!

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    Spicie Foodie — November 15, 2011 at 1:10 am

    Apple cinnamon oatmeal is one of my cold weather breakfast staples. But I've never baked it. I am going to do so tomorrow, thanks for sharing this gorgeous recipe. Now I also want to go to Michigan for some doughnuts and cider :)

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    Wanna Be A Country Cleaver — November 15, 2011 at 2:24 pm

    I've always stuck with the instant stuff just because I figure I can't screw it up…or at least the worst screw up is blowing it up all over the microwave. This somehow seems so much safer – and yummier, since you actually know what's going into it! And your'e right, gorgeous and fluffy.

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    Hilla Hryniszyn — November 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    with melted butter, have to try to make it:)
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    Kath — November 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    That first apple shot is just simply stunning. And what a great dish!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — November 15, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    Thanks Kath! :)

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    Shutterbug — November 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    Amazing photography!

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    Curt — November 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    Oh man, fruit and oatmeal. One of my favorite breakfasts!

    I've never tried it baked like that, but you can bet I will be soon.

    Pinned so I can remember it easier! And because it's an awesome photo!

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    Antonia — November 15, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    I love oatmeal. Can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Gina — November 15, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Hi Laurie,
    This oatmeal was killing me, my toast this morning just isn't cutting it. That top photo is just so darn cute, but your snaps are always amazing. You must have the best light at your house. Hope you are having a great week.
    -Gina-

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — November 15, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks Gina! You are so kind!! I am extremely lucky to have these huge windows on the front of my home which let a lot of light in! Have a great week yourself! :)

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    Maria — November 16, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    Great way to start the day!

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    livingthesweetlifeblog — November 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Hearty and delicious – – sounds perfect for snowy cold lazy morning!!

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    Nicole — November 16, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    That looks great. My kids love oatmeal with apples and cinnamon. It's the perfect comfort food for winter.

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    kankana — November 17, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    This season I wanted to experience apple picking but then I left for a long vacation :)
    This would be a great healthy breakfast,

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    Jen — November 17, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    This looks sooo good!

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    kita — November 18, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Ive been learning to love oatmeal this year (well, all breakfast things really). I can do it in small doses. I love the idea of baking it though and am daydreaming over the texture.

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    shrazzi — November 30, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Yumm! How brilliant. I'm having this for breakfast in the morning.

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    TayBorges — February 1, 2012 at 1:46 am

    I love this recipe! Your bog is amazing! :) congrats from Brazil!

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    Anonymous — February 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    This is so great, I've been eating it every weekend since you posted it!

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    Maria — March 19, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    This sounds awesome! I love making baked oatmeal, and usually do banana/blueberry, but love your recipe! I'll pin it so I can make it next time! Thanks for sharing!

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    Emily — April 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Yum, this is in the oven right now and smells delish! I've made it twice before and it's the perfect fruity & filling rainy-day breakfast. Walnuts are a tasty addition too. Thanks Laurie!

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    Antonia @ Health Inspirations — September 8, 2012 at 7:37 am

    Hi Laurie! I just thought I ‘d let you know this tastes amazing! I’m eating it right as we speak and it tastes like fall in a bowl :) Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe and have a relaxing weekend.

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    Kristen — October 14, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I made this today and it was amazing. I did tweak it a bit to suit my tastes ( more cinnamon and brown sugar, added clove, ginger and walnuts and subbed cranberry for the raisin) but it tasted just like apple crisp. I think this is my new go-to breakfast for the next few months.

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    Malia — November 12, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Just put this in the oven! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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    Julia — November 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    I made something similar to this in my slow cooker recently and loved it!! The perfect way to start a cold morning.

    • simplyscratch replied: — November 27th, 2012 @ 2:47 pm

      Ooooh I’m going to have to try that!

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    Katie — February 3, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Just wanted to say thanks for the recipe! I made it for my Sunday school class today and people really liked it!

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    Watt Now — April 2, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    I made this tonight to try out as a likely breakfast option. OMG! Delicious! My husband and kids loved it. And hubby does not like oatmeal. How does it reheat if you have leftovers?

    • Laurie McNamara replied: — April 9th, 2014 @ 9:42 pm

      I would either nuke it or reheat it slowly in a pot with a splash of of milk or three :)

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