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Spiced Apple Baked Oatmeal

Spiced apple baked oatmeal is a delicious breakfast that’s perfect for the cooler months. Serve the oatmeal slices warm or let them cool for breakfast bars.

Add this recipe to your meal prepping list to make ahead for quick grab n’ go breakfasts, lunch box additions, or anytime fall snacks.

If you love recipes with apples, this one is a must-save! Baking with these spices will fill your home with all the lovely scents of autumn!

Baked oatmeal with apples on a plate.

Baked Oatmeal with Apples

Mother Nature flipped the fall switch right on time here. The first day of fall for us was crisp and cool, the perfect autumn weather!

Immediately, I started craving warm and cozy food. It’s time to trade in my summer smoothies for warm and filling baked oatmeal with apples.

This recipe is easy to make gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan.

Oats, apples, and spices in bowls to make baked oatmeal.

Apple Spice Baked Oatmeal Ingredients

Here’s what you need to make this baked oatmeal recipe. The measurements are in the recipe card below.

  • Rolled old-fashioned oats: Use certified gluten-free if making this a GF recipe.
  • Cinnamon
  • Allspice
  • Nutmeg
  • Baking powder
  • Sea salt
  • Milk: Use your choice of dairy-free milk if making this a dairy-free recipe.
  • Unsweetened applesauce: If you need to use sweetened applesauce, adjust the maple syrup.
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract
  • Apple: Diced and peeled.
  • Pecans: Chopped.

Baked Oatmeal with Apples Directions

Step One:

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F and grease an 8×8″ baking dish.

Apples and spices in a mixing bowl.

Step Two:

Add oats, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking powder, salt, milk, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and 3/4 cup of the diced apples to a large mixing bowl.

Mixing apples with oats and spices.

Mix everything together until the ingredients are fully incorporated.

Oats and apples mixed together.

Step Three:

Place the mixture into your prepared baking dish.

Baked oatmeal with pecans.

Top with the remaining cup of diced apples and 1/2 cup of chopped pecans.

Chopped pecans next to a knife.

Step Four:

Bake in your preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Apple baked oatmeal topped with pecans.

Allow the baked oatmeal to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Spiced Apple Baked Oatmeal Recipe Notes & FAQ

How can I make this oatmeal recipe sweeter?

This is not an overly sweet recipe. If you’d like to make it sweeter, you can increase the maple syrup in the recipe to 1/3 cup. Another option is to drizzle more maple syrup on top of the oatmeal when you serve it warm.

Sliced of apple spice baked oatmeal on a dish.

Give the slices time to firm up.

If your baked oatmeal isn’t firm enough to slice right away, just give it time. It firms up as it sits.

Can I make this recipe the day before?

Yes. In fact, this breakfast recipe is excellent for meal prep. Assemble and bake a batch the day before, allow it to firm up overnight, and then slice it up for quick breakfast bars, additions to lunches, snacks, etc.

Baked oatmeal with apples on a tray.

What are the toppings used in the photos?

Toppings shown in the pictures here are thinly sliced apples, a pinch of cinnamon, and additional chopped pecans for added crunch.

Slices of apple baked oatmeal on a white dish.

How do I store these baked apple oatmeal slices?

Cover the baked oatmeal with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for up to four days.

Yield: 12 Slices

Apple Spice Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal with apples on a plate.

Cozy and filling breakfast slices perfect for fall. Serve warm, or make oatmeal breakfast bars to add to school lunches or have on hand for snacks.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled old-fashioned oats (certified gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1.5 teaspoons cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ sea salt
  • 2 cups dairy-free milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup apple, diced and peeled (divided)
  • ½ cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease an 8x8” baking dish and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add oats, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, baking powder, salt, milk, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and ¾ cup of the diced apple. Mix until ingredients are fully incorporated.
  3. Transfer mixture into prepared baking dish and top with remaining cup of diced apple and ½ cup chopped pecans.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

  • This recipe is not overly sweet. To make it sweeter, increase the maple syrup in the recipe to ⅓ cup. Or, when served warm, a drizzle of maple syrup will give it a little extra sweetness.
  • This recipe will firm up with time. 
  • Fantastic for meal prep. Assemble and bake the day before, allow it to firm up overnight, slice and store for a quick breakfast bar, add to kids lunches, snacks, etc.
  • Toppings shown in photos include: thinly sliced apples, a pinch of cinnamon, and additional chopped pecans for added crunch. 
  • Cover leftovers with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 94Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 85mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 2g

Nutrition facts are an estimate only.

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