Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

by Marla on November 10, 2011 · 206 comments

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Let’s say this together…I love fall & winter food. This oatmeal is the quintessential cold weather breakfast. Make up a big batch of this and you will never need to grab one of those overly sweetened little packets of instant oats again. Besides if you are like me then you want to taste all of the full bodied flavors of the oats, fruit, cinnamon and spice. Not just sugar and quick cooked overly processed oats.

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal |

Lately oatmeal has been in the spotlight over here. My Saffron Pear Baked Oatmeal was such a hit I had to post a follow up recipe. This time the traditional flavors of apples and cinnamon take the stage. Choose your favorite crispy apples. We love Pink Lady’s, Granny Smith, Honey Crisp and Gala.

What are your favorite apples?

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal |

Pomegranate seeds are a delight to photograph and to eat. You will be seeing them garnish many recipes over here. They also hold their own in may of my recipes including my Pomegranate Coconut Shake with Cacao Nibs and Coconut Crusted Chicken with Pomegranate Dipping Sauce.

They are also mighty tasty in my Sweet Potato, Bacon and Pomegranate Spinach Salad.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal |

We have been enjoying busy school days and fabulous weekends. We are a family who loves a little chill in the air and we spend plenty of time outdoors. I love this photo of my kids spending a lazy Saturday watching grandma’s iPad in a cozy white bed.

Watching them cuddled up next to each other is priceless.

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They love helping choose ingredients for recipes. They more they are involved in the process of making their own food the more likely they are to eat it. Amazing huh!

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal |

I always love to style things like oatmeal and more bland colored foods like chili. It is all in the toppings and garnishes. And then the light factor comes into it.

The perfect light makes everything dazzle and shine….

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal |

Do not be shy…go ahead and heap on your favorite seasonal fruits, nuts, raisins and such. Pecans, walnuts, slivered almonds, macadamia nuts. They all add healthy fats and some nice crunch. Recently I have been using a lot of my favorite Marcona almonds from Trader Joe’s.

Those almonds are wonderful to top your oats or to munch out of hand.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal |

Ready to bake up some oatmeal? Beware your house will smell heavenly. The other bonus: you will have a healthy breakfast that is ready to grab and go for a few mornings. This is great for mid day snacks too. Remember my 10 Secrets to Skinny post?

This kind of food keeps you well nourished and *happy*

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What are your favorite ingredients to add to a steamy bowl of oats? Have you ever tried baked oatmeal?

Cinnamon Apple Baked Oatmeal

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Cinnamon Apple Baked Oatmeal


  • 2 cups (240 grams) Coach's Oats or your favorite Oatmeal (see notes)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine Sea Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground Cinnamon
  • 8 ounces unsweetened Applesauce
  • 3 cups fat free Milk (or any milk you like, vegan options great too)
  • 14 ounce can of unsweetened Light Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 dropper full of Vanilla Stevia Drops, adjust to taste
  • 1 large Apple (175 grams) diced
  • Toppings Can Include
  • 1 thinly sliced Apple
  • Raisins
  • Dried Fruit
  • chopped Nuts
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • fresh Mint Leaves
  • Brown Sugar, Maple Syrup, Stevia
  • Heavy Cream, Greek Yogurt
  • Coconut Milk
  • Coconut Flake


  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the middle of the oven. Spray a 3 Qt (12 cup) bake safe dish with cooking spray. Whisk together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine the applesauce, milk, coconut milk, stevia and diced apples in a another bowl. Combine both the wet and the dry.
  • Let the mixture sit to absorb some liquid for 10-15 minutes. Set the toppings aside.
  • Put the oatmeal mixture in the baking dish. Bake for about 45 minutes. The oatmeal might appear not done when you take it out of the oven. Remove from the oven and let it cool to room temperature. Put it in your refrigerator overnight for best results. It will thicken nicely in there.
  • Notes
  • You can use Old Fashioned Rolled Oats or Steel Cut, simply adjust the amounts liquids according to package directions.
  • Cook this oatmeal the night before you plan on serving it so I has time to thicken in the refrigerator. Re-heat portions before serving.
  • This baked oatmeal makes for great leftovers too. We enjoyed ours for nearly a week. Simply re-heat as needed.
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