Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal is a cozy breakfast bursting with tender apples, plump raisins spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Serve topped with a little extra brown sugar and milk! Serves 2 to 4.
When Fall arrives in Michigan, we head to the cider mills.
There’s nothing like apple picking, snacking on freshly made cinnamon-sugar doughnuts while watching apples being pressed for apple cider – all while dodging bees.
Besides the traditional apple pies and crisps, oatmeal is my next favorite comfort food to bake apples in. 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.
This recipe is crazy easy to prepare, just combine, bake and breakfast will be served in 30 minutes or less!
To Make This Baked Apple Oatmeal You Will Need:
- old fashioned rolled oats – Use old fashioned rolled oats and not quick or instant oats.
- unsweetened applesauce – Lends flavor, moisture and natural sweetness.
- golden raisins – Adds delicious texture and pockets of sweetness.
- dark brown sugar – Lends caramel notes and sweetness.
- egg – Helps bind everything together. If allergic, swap for 1 tablespoon ground flax seed.
- pure vanilla extract – Adds warmth and enhances the other flavors in this recipe.
- cinnamon (ground) – Lends distinct warm and woodsy flavor.
- freshly grated nutmeg – Warm, aromatic with subtle hints of clove.
- fine salt – Use sea salt or pink himalayan.
- apple – Use apples like cortland, honeycrisp, cosmic crisp, jonathan or rome.
- milk – Use whatever you have on hand (cow’s milk, soy milk, oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk or cashew milk). Any of these will work.
- melted butter – Lends richness and flavor.
Preheat your oven to 350° and lightly grease a oven-safe baking dish. (I sprayed mine with ghee oil spray but butter would also work.)
In a large mixing bowl, measure and add 1-1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats, 1/2 cup applesauce, 1/4 cup golden raisins, 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon fine salt.
Next, pour in 1-1/2 cups milk.
Add in 2 cups finely diced apples.
Stir and pour in 1 tablespoon melted butter.
Transfer this mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Bake on the middle rack of your preheated oven to bake for 25-30 minutes.
Remove and let cool 5 minutes or so.
Serve it up! I like mine with a little extra brown sugar and an extra drizzle of milk. Tender apples, cinnamon spiced with plump juicy raisins… basically fall in a bowl.
What To Serve with Baked Oatmeal:
- Pair with something savory like crispy bacon or sausage links.
- Serve with fresh fruit or a fruit salad.
- A great addition to a brunch spread with this tater tot casserole or frittatas!
- If serving for brunch, consider having it with coffee and/or mimosas.
Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- 1½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, or up to 4 tablespoons, plus more for serving
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 large apple (like cortland, cosmic crisp, jonathan or rome), cored and diced (about 2 cups)
- 1½ cups milk
- 1 tablespoons melted butter
- Preheat your oven to 350° and lightly grease a oven-safe baking dish.
- In a mixing bowl, measure and add the oats, applesauce, raisins, dark brown sugar, egg, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt
- Stir in the milk and melted butter. Transfer to a land pour the mixture into the prepared dish.
- Bake in your preheated 350° oven for 25-30 minutes.
- Let cool for 5 minutes before serving into bowls topped with a little milk, sprinkled with a little brown sugar and extra cinnamon.
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