This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is a full serving of fruit, fiber, and warm delicious flavor. Baked oatmeal is perfect for serving to guests or even as meal prep before the week ahead. It keeps very well in the fridge for up to 5 days, that is if it lasts that long!
Oatmeal: one of the “Worlds Healthiest Foods”
Did you know oatmeal is incredibly healthy? Oats are one of those foods where if you ate them every morning, your body would love you for it! (Homemade oatmeal that is, you don’t want to get the packs that are full of sugar and preservatives!) Oatmeal is:
- High in important vitamins, minerals and proteins
- Rich in antioxidants
- High in soluble fiber which is great for digestion and can help improve constipation
- Good for your heart because it can lower total and LDL (bad) cholesterol levels
- Good in assisting with blood sugar control
- Commonly known for helping lose weight
The great thing about oats are that you can do so many things with them! You can easily switch up your oats breakfast by adding different fruits, nut butters, nuts, seeds and more. And if you really want to switch it up, give this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal a try!! I promise you won’t regret it!
Notes & Substitutions:
Organic Gluten Free Rolled Oats: First off, oats are heavily sprayed with fertilizers and pesticides. That’s why I choose to eat organic oats- and suggest that you do, too. As far as the recipe goes, you can use oats that are non- organic and it will be just the same. If you don’t have a gluten allergy, you can use regular oats as well! You can also substitute quick oats.
Coconut Sugar: You can substitute brown sugar for coconut sugar. I use coconut sugar since it is a natural sweetener and has a low-glycemic index.
Non-dairy milk: I typically use unsweetened almond milk, but you can also use any other unsweetened nut milk or soy milk. If you are not dairy free you can use regular milk.
I hope you love this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal as much as I do and would love to know what you think!! Please share comments and pictures of how it turns out for you! Happy cooking, friends!
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium/large mixing bowl, stir together the oats, coconut sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
- Add in the milk, vanilla, eggs and coconut oil. Stir until completely combined.
- Next slice the apples into slivers and set aside.
- Coat the inside of a 9x9 or 9x13 in baking dish with coconut oil.
- Place half of the apples in the baking dish evenly. Cover with half of the oat mixture and then repeat.
- Bake the oatmeal for 30 minutes.
- Once finished, let cool for about 5 minutes before serving.