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!

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.

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!

While this Apple Cinnamon 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!

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!

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal: Method

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

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!

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!

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!

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!

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!

Healthy Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Serves 6-8

Ingredients

Instructions

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

#Eat Seasonal October

This Balsamic Tortellini Bake recipe is brought to you as part of one of my favorite times of the month…our Eat Seasonal recipe group! Every month an amazing group of bloggers join together to encourage all of our wonderful readers to eat seasonally!

My sweet friend Becky over at The Vintage Mixer posts seasonal produce guides every month to showcase the beautiful fruits and vegetables that are fresh and available to cook and bake with! Check out her October Seasonal Produce Guide to learn what’s in season {hello peppers}!

So here it is…a treasure trove of beautiful recipes that are perfect to make in October from some seriously talented bloggers! Click on the links below for some fall cooking inspiration! Join in the fun by tagging your photos with #eatseasonal!

Chai Spiced Apple Scones with Apple Cider Glaze by Floating Kitchen

Smoky Pumpkin Black Bean Chili by She Likes Food

Cheddar Chipotle Sweet Potato Soup by Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Apple Cinnamon Scones by Completely Delicious

Instant Pot Red Velvet Beet Soup by Letty’s Kitchen

Roasted Delicata Squash, Fig and Persimmon Wild Rice Salad by Flavor the Moments

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal by JoyFoodSunshine

Spaghetti Squash Shakshuka by Kitchen Confidante

Curried Cauliflower Quinoa and Lentil Salad by Food for My Family

One-Skillet Zucchini Lasagna by Vintage Mixer

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers by Foodie Crush

What is your favorite produce item that’s in season in October?! 

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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!