Old Fashioned Oats and chunks of real apple are baked together for a real breakfast time treat: Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal!
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It’s no secret that I love oats. I mean, I even put them in my smoothies!
Oats are great because they are an inexpensive pantry item that offers high nutritional value, and a long storage time to boot! I buy large bags of Old Fashioned Oats and try to keep at least 5lbs on hand at all times (and I go through them quickly!).
While I love eating my oats in the ordinary way (cooked on the stovetop and served with brown sugar and maple syrup), preparing this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is probably as easy as it gets! If you have a smaller family, this can last you several breakfasts. If you have a large family, this is a great way to get oatmeal on the table without all the fuss of a regular pot of oatmeal. You can also double the recipe to fit a 9X13 pan rather than the 8X8 pan indicated in the recipe below.
How Do I Serve Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal?
This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal can be sliced into squares and served as is, but I love placing my slice in a shallow bowl and pouring a little milk over it. I bet whipped cream would be absolutely amazing! Apple Cinnamon is a flavor perfectly suited to fall, but could easily work all year round. The apple chunks soften as they bake and result in a nice, smooth textured oatmeal.
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal may be a great option for you too if you have a hard time getting breakfast on the table because of busy early mornings! You can make a pan or double batch early in the week and serve it several times, reheated and served with milk. Baked oatmeal is also a great freezer-friendly option if you’re planning for postpartum or another busy time.
What Do I Need to Make Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal?
Chances are, you already have everything you need to make it!
- Old Fashioned Oats: These are sometimes called “Rolled Oats” or “Large Flake Oats”
- Sugar: This recipe using a combination of white and brown sugar for a more well rounded sweetness.
- Cinnamon: It’s in the title after all!
- Milk: This helps structure the oatmeal and adds moisture.
- Eggs: These act as a binder to help maintain the structure of the oatmeal. Plus added protein!
- Apple: 1-2 peeled and chopped apples should get you the 1 cup that is needed for this recipe.
- Butter: Mmm. Butter. I always use real butter. Unless I become severely allergic to butter, I will never give it up.
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- 3 cups Old Fashioned Oats
- 1/2 cup White Sugar
- 1/2 cup Brown Sugar packed
- 2 tsp. Baking Powder
- 2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
- 1 tsp. Table Salt
- 1 cup Milk
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 cup Salted Butter melted and cooled
- 1 cup Apple peeled and chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350F and grease an 8X8 glass baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, combine the oats, sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Mix well.
- Add in the milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined.
- Whisk in the melted butter.
- Fold in the chopped and peeled apple.
- Pour the oatmeal mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake in the oven for 40-45 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving with milk or whipped cream.