Easy & Healthy Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (Make Ahead Recipe)

Easy & Healthy Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (Make Ahead Recipe)

Enjoy this easy to make apple cinnamon baked oatmeal recipe any weekend or holiday morning. Using chopped apple, warm spices, and rolled oats, this hearty breakfast can be on the table in no time.

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The smell of toasted crunchy pecans, sweet Honeycrisp apples, nutmeg and cinnamon wafting through the kitchen.

No applesauce needed because this recipe is chock full of apples.

Served warm or at room temperature, this wholesome breakfast oatmeal bake can be made any day of the week.

My son is a huge fan of apple crisp. This delicious breakfast allows him to enjoy his favorite dessert for breakfast. 

While it’s similar to my Honeycrisp apple crisp recipe it’s heartier.

This baked apple oatmeal recipe is packed with protein and healthy carbs. 

There is no guilt eating this for breakfast. 

In fact, it’s perfect for the whole family.

What is baked oatmeal?

Baked oatmeal is a warm breakfast casserole made from oats, milk, and other kitchen staples.

It’s like bread pudding for breakfast—creamy, soft, chewy, and delicious all in one! 

Baked oatmeal combines simple ingredients that can be adapted for any allergies or flavor preferences. 

It’s a great make-ahead breakfast option that can be enjoyed all week long. 

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Recently I made this healthy baked oatmeal to serve a crowd of hungry swimmers.

I served this recipe alongside my hash brown egg bake.

I needed a healthy breakfast option that was packed with protein and healthy carbs. 

This was the perfect choice.

This works great for early mornings because it can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to go in the oven.

This oatmeal bake is packed with healthy oats, sweet baked apples, plump juicy raisins and toasted pecans.

This breakfast bake uses everyday pantry staples. I always have whole grain oats and fresh apples on hand. 

So many nuts and dried fruits can be substituted for the pecans and raisins if you need to make a switch.

Make this casserole ahead of time

It’s the perfect casserole to serve on a busy weekend or holiday morning. 

It can be made the night before and baked or reheated in the morning.

It’s simply a matter of adding the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, pouring it into a prepared baking dish and baking it for about 45 minutes.

I like to sprinkle a few extra raisins and chopped pecans on top before serving.

Apples are a favorite in my family this time of year and during apple season.

Be sure to get my apple quesadilla recipe as well as my rustic apple tart, perfect for any Christmas table.

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What kind of apples are best in this baked apple cinnamon oatmeal

We love eating and baking with honeycrisp apples because they have the best texture, but any tart and crisp sweet apples will do. 

Gala apples, Granny Smith and Fuji apples are also delicious.

Can I use quick oats in this recipe

Quick oats or instant oats and old fashioned oats are interchangeable and can be substituted in this recipe. 

The result will be a less chewy texture with the same delicious flavor.

Try a different flavor combination or variation

  • Spices: pumpkin pie spice or apple pie spice.
  • Natural sweeteners: a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.
  • Fresh or dried fruit: dried cranberries, chopped pears, berries or banana slices.
  • Nuts, seeds, and nut or seed butters: almonds or almond butter, cashews, walnuts, peanuts or peanut butter, sunflower seeds, or chia seeds.
  • Your favorite milk: Coconut milk, non-dairy milk or oat milk.
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Healthy Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (Make Ahead Recipe)

Ali Randall
Enjoy this easy to make apple cinnamon baked oatmeal recipe any weekend or holiday morning. Using chopped apple, warm spices, and rolled oats, this hearty breakfast can be on the table in no time.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1.5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 large Honeycrisp apples, chopped (about 3 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare a 9 x 13 inch casserole pan with cooking spray.
  • In a large bowl mix together the dry ingredients including the oatmeal, pecans, raisins, nutmeg, cinnamon, baking powder and brown sugar.
  • Next, add in the milk, vanilla extract and eggs.
  • Stir well to incorporate.
  • Finally add the chopped apples.Pour the mixture into a prepared casserole pan and bake for 45 minutes until golden brown.
  • Finally add the chopped apples.
  • Pour the mixture into a prepared casserole pan and bake for 45 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

Updated recipe. Originally published Dec. 12, 2016
Keyword Apple cinnamon baked oatmeal no applesauce

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11 thoughts on “Easy & Healthy Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (Make Ahead Recipe)”

  • Oh yum, I am addicted to that smell! But never have I thought to make something like this for breakfast. Definitely adding breakfast bake to the must try asap list! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • I love eating oatmeal for breakfast because it’s warm, easy to make, and fills me up until lunch. However after a while, plain old oatmeal get boring, even with toppings. This beautiful and seasonal bake looks like the answer to my oatmeal purgatory! I can’t wait to give it a try!

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    • Thanks Lucy. Oatmeal can get pretty boring. I love to add toppings to change things up. Apples, cinnamon, cranberries, you name it – delicious.

  • 5 stars
    This was delicious.The smell was mouth watering while baking in the oven.The first bite did not disappoint.The flavors were spot on. Nothing like a warm and comforting breakfast in the morning.The whole family loved it.

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