Healthy Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

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This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is a healthy & hearty breakfast recipe that your entire family will love. It’s gluten-free and dairy-free with no refined sugar. Plus it’s vegan-friendly!

overhead view of Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal in a baking dish, cut into 6 squares with one removed on a plate next to it

To me, fall is the epitome of beautiful yet intricate simplicities. Think about it, even the leaves changing color, which to us is a simple joy of the season…is actually a richly complex process. This time of year I ache to slow down and savor every one of these precious fall moments, which are here and gone in the blink of an eye!

This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal recipe encompasses all that is glorious and wonderful about fall. This cozy pan of breakfast perfection is packed with spicy fall flavors and produce. It’s truly a special treat that enhances the beauty of fall in a delicious and comforting way.

overhead view of uncut Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal in a rectangular baking dish

While this Apple Baked Oatmeal is rich in flavor it is made of light, yet filling ingredients. You won’t find any butter, gluten dairy or refined sugar in this hearty fall breakfast, but I promise those ingredients won’t be missed in the slightest!

Every warm, sweet and spicy bite is made extra special by the surprise chunks of real apple that keep you coming back for more! This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is a great breakfast to make ahead the night before! Simply warm it in the morning as you brew a warm cup of coffee and then relax and enjoy!

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How to make Apple Baked Oatmeal

This recipe is very straightforward. Mix wet and dry ingredients separately then combine! Pour into your dish and bake! 🙂

  1. Pre-cook the apples. There is one important step in this recipe, which is to pre-cook the diced apples for 2 minutes in the microwave. They need to be just a little soft because they continue cooking in the oven. I did not pre-cook the apple slices on top!
  2. Pan size. The size of your pan will effect the baking time. In this 10×7″ pan it took about 45 minutes to bake. If you choose a 9×9″ pan the baking time will likely be a little shorter!

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Healthy Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal: Substitutions

This recipe is very versatile and can be made to suit just about anyone’s dietary needs while still tasting absolutely delicious! Here are a few potential substitutions:

  • Almond Meal. I love adding almond meal to baked oatmeal for a protein boost! If you are allergic to nuts, you can simply increase the amount of oats by 1/4 cup!
  • Egg. To make this dish vegan, substitute 1 TBS ground flaxseed or ground chia seeds soaked in 2.5 TBS of hot water for 5 minutes!
  • Maple Syrup. Personally, I adore the fall-flare that the maple syrup gives this dish. However any liquid sweetener of your choice can be used in this recipe! I have used honey with yummy results!
  • Almond milk. Any kind of dairy/non-dairy milk works great in this recipe! If you opt for a richer variety {like full-fat coconut milk} the resulting Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal will be creamier and richer. I have used both almond milk and 2% milk with great results!

Overhead view of a rectangular baking dish with Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal cut into 6 pieces, one piece is removed on a plate next to the pan

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Healthy Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is a healthy & hearty breakfast recipe that your entire family will love. It's gluten-free and dairy-free with no refined sugar. Plus it's vegan-friendly! 
4.88 from 16 votes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 9 servings
Calories 117.8
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time50 minutes



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 9x9” baking pan, set aside.
  • Add chopped apples to a small, microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 2 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • In a small bowl mix together oats, almond meal, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and cloves and nutmeg, set aside
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs.
  • Add applesauce and mix until combined.
  • Add almond milk, vanilla and maple syrup. Stir until combined.
  • Add dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until combined.
  • Add cooked apples and mix thoroughly.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 35-45 minutes or until the top is set and edges are slightly brown.
  • Serve warm or cold!
  • Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave.



Calories: 117.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2.9g | Fat: 2.7g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 62.5mg | Fiber: 2.7g | Sugar: 11.1g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Can you clarify this for me, (Vegan: 1 TBS ground flaxseed/chia seeds with 2 ½ TBS warm water). Do you mean a MIX of flaxseed and chia OR to choose one of those ingredients?

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. I didn’t have any applesauce on hand so I just peeled, cut, cooked and pureed a few extra apples- worked a treat! This is great to make a batch on the weekend then serve my daughter before school with a dollop of yoghurt. She doesn’t really like eating breakfast but she gobbled this up and said it was delicious.