Baked Apple Oatmeal

5 from 4 votes
This baked oatmeal is sweet and comforting. It's vegan, healthy and gluten-free! Loaded with apples, crunchy walnuts and cinnamon. Feeds a crowd and can be meal prepped to enjoy through the week.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
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May 11, 2022 by Hannah Sunderani

Baked Apple Oatmeal

Hiya friends! I am back with another Baked Oatmeal recipe for ya! This Baked Apple Oatmeal is so scrumptious, sweet and comforting. It’s easy to throw together for a delicious breakfast that you can enjoy through the week, or use it to feed the family for an easy brunch!

After my Chocolate Chip Banana Baked Oatmeal and my Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal were such a hit, I thought it time to bring you another variation. Cue the apples!

I absolutely love the sweet apple and cinnamon flavours of this recipe, with delicious walnut crunch! It’s the perfect blend of healthy, wholesome and sweet. I feel so good about indulging in this breakfast bake, and I know that you will too!

So, let me tell you exactly how to make this recipe so that you can enjoy it pronto!

Baked Apple Oatmeal
This post is sponsored by One Degree Organic Foods

Baked Apple Oatmeal Recipe

This baked apple oatmeal recipe is:

  • vegan and gluten-free
  • warm and comforting
  • healthy and wholesome
  • loaded with apple and cinnamon flavour
  • loaded with delicious walnut crunch!
  • made with simple pantry ingredients
  • naturally sweetened
  • easy to meal-prep
  • 1-pan recipe!

It’s no surprise that we absolutely LOVE baked oatmeal in our home. They are so easy to prep in advance, and they last well in the fridge to enjoy through the week.

I often make baked oats for brunch when we are entertaining friends because it’s so good at feeding a crowd, and again – you can prep it in advance. (See the common theme here? I love a good meal-prep recipe! haha).

All-in-all, this comforting breakfast recipe satisfies all eaters, vegan or not, and can be prepared for all sorts of occasions! I really think you’re going to love it.

Now, let me get into how to make this simple bake!

Baked Apple Oatmeal

How to make this baked oatmeal

It’s so easy to make this baked oatmeal recipe. Anyone can do it, which is why I have given it my Newbie Cook stamp of approval.

First, we’ll add all of our dry ingredients (oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, hemp hearts, ground chia, and walnuts) to a rectangle 8×11-inch baking dish. Mix together.

Next, we’ll add all the wet ingredients (shaved apple, apple sauce, almond milk, avocado oil, vanilla and maple syrup) to the dish. Whisk everything to combine.

Top with apple slices and walnuts and bake in the oven at 350F/180C for 30-35 minutes, or until golden on the edges.

baked apple oatmeal cut into squares and ready to serve

What type of oats to use?

I’m often asked what type of oats to use in my recipes. There are so many different types of oats, and it can be confusing to know which variety you need. 

For this recipe, and in most of my recipes, I’ve used rolled oats.

Rolled oats are very popular and verqsatile. They have a chewy, soft texture, and a creamy consistency when cooked.

My oats brand of choice is One Degree Organic Foods, Sprouted Rolled Oats. They bake beautifully in this recipe!

I love supporting One Degree Organic Foods because of their 100% transparency in production process from their farm to your table. You can even scan the QR code on each package to find out about the farmers who made your oats! Like, how cool is that?

baked apple oatmeal

One Degree Organic Foods believes in sustainable farming practices and 100% organic ingredients. All-in-all, I love the initiative of this company for creating oats that taste good, and that are good for you, the farmer, and the planet.

As mentioned above, One Degree Organic Foods have sponsored this blog post. I only work with companies that I know and love.

one degree organic foods rolled oats

The inspiration behind this recipe:

In fact, this recipe was inspired by one of the farmer’s behind One Degree Organics, Kristen, from River Valley Specialty Farms. A Canadian hemp farm in Manitoba.

River Valley Specialty Farms is owned and operated by James and Kristen, a brother-sister team committed to organic farming and sustainable farming practices. They have successfully transitioned 2,000 acres of land, originally used by their parents to grow potatoes and conventional grains, into organic production.

To learn more about Kristen, check out my QA& with River Valley Specialty Farms

Storage and reheating tips:

This recipe will keep for up to 5 days. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

Alternatively, you can cover your baking dish with some plastic wrap or reusable wrap and place directly in the fridge.

Be sure that the baked apple oatmeal has cooled completely before storing.

To re-heat, microwave in 30 second increments for 1 to 2 minutes. But also, this recipe is really delicious cold!

Can you freeze Baked Apple Oatmeal?

Yes! You can freeze this baked apple oatmeal! Let it cool completely, cut and store the individual pieces in air-tight containers.

To reheat, pop in the microwave at 30 second intervals for 1 to 2 minutes, or until desired temperature.

Or, you can freeze the entire bake (uncut). To reheat, cover the top with tinfoil and pop in the oven at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes.

baked apple oatmeal served in a bowl with a fork

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So there we have it, a tasty recipe for Baked Apple Oatmeal. It’s vegan, gluten-free, healthy and wholesome. Deliciously sweet with apple and cinnamon flavour, and crunchy walnuts.

It’s the perfect breakfast to prepare in advance and is certainly a crowd-pleaser! I know that you’re going to love this recipe as much as we do!

If you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I truly love hearing from you, and I’m always here to answer any questions you might have.

And of course, tag me on Instagram with your pictures using the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.

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Baked Apple Oatmeal

5 from 4 votes
This baked oatmeal is sweet and comforting. It's vegan, healthy and gluten-free! Loaded with apples, crunchy walnuts and cinnamon. Feeds a crowd and can be meal prepped to enjoy through the week.
baked apple oatmeal
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Serves 8 people

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

  • 1 cup grated apple (about 2 small apples – I prefer honeycrisp or pink lady)
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375F/190C. In a rectangular 8×11-inch baking dish, add the oats, 1/2 cup of the walnuts, ground chia seeds, hemp hearts, baking powder, fine sea salt and cinnamon.
  • Add the wet ingredients: grated apple, apple sauce, almond milk, maple syrup, avocado oil, and vanilla extract. Whisk together to combine.
  • Decorate the top with remaining 1/2 cup walnuts, optional to also decorate with sliced apple (if leftover after grating 1 cups worth). Bake until the edges are lightly brown and the mixture is set, 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting into slices and serving, or allow to cool completely.

Notes

This recipe will keep for up to 5 days. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Alternatively, cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
Be sure that the baked apple oatmeal has cooled completely before storing. To re-heat, pop in the microwave in 30 second increments for 1 to 2 minutes. This recipe is also delicious cold.
This recipe can be frozen. Let the bake cool completely, cut and store the individual pieces in air-tight containers.
To reheat from frozen: microwave at 30 second intervals for 1 to 2 minutes. You can also freeze the entire bake (uncut) to re-heat for later. Cover the top in tinfoil and reheat at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes.

Approvals

Nutrition

Calories: 363kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 3mg
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  1. My kiddos (8 and 5) picked this out when we were meal planning, and it turned out so well! I am using the leftovers as a snack for their lunch boxes. This would be great for company or a breakfast potluck. Delish!

    • So glad they enjoyed this recipe Jamie! I really loved this one too and yes, it would be so perfect for potluck! I make it often when inviting groups over for brunch. 🙂