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Apple and Maple Baked Oatmeal

  • Serves: 10
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Calories: 401
a scoop of Baked Oatmeal With Apples, pecans and maple syrup on a wooden spoon.

Sweetened with just a kiss of maple syrup, this healthy apple baked oatmeal recipe is the ultimate fall breakfast.

An Easy Breakfast Recipe To Welcome Autumn

It doesn’t get much more autumnal than the cozy scent of baking apples with cinnamon and maple syrup, and this easy baked oatmeal recipe is all about filling your house with those oh-so-good smells. Oh, and getting a warm, filling, healthy breakfast on the table, too.

oats in a jar
eggs whisked in a bowl

Everything You’ll Need To Make Baked Apple Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal sits in a liminal space between bars—like a raspberry oat bar—and porridge in a pan. Eggs act as a binder, and baking powder gives a bit of lift, so the finished baked oatmeal is hearty and chewy and easy to cut into squares for serving. Here’s what’s in our baked oatmeal.

  • Eggs
  • Milk (you could also substitute a non-dairy milk—this recipe is very forgiving)
  • Pure maple syrup (or you can use brown sugar, in a pinch!)
  • Salt
  • Baking powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Coconut oil
  • Quick oats
  • Apples
  • Pecans
oats, apples, milk, vanilla, and egg in a bowl
batter for Baked Oatmeal With Apples in a bowl with a wooden spoon

Is Baked Oatmeal Healthy?

Yes! Oatmeal is a really healthy way to start the day. Oatmeal is full of soluble fiber, which has been shown to help lower cholesterol. Plus, oats are a source of iron, protein and calcium, too. And this apple baked oatmeal is even healthier than a bowl of regular oatmeal, because it has apples! The apples add nutrition as well as fiber, making this breakfast just about as healthy as can be.

What’s The Best Kind of Oat To Use For Baked Oatmeal?

To make our baked oatmeal recipe, you’ll need quick oats. Just as you’d imagine, they’re oats that cook more quickly than other varieties of oats! This is because they’ve been cut small, and sometimes rolled thinner, than other types of oats to ensure quick cooking! If all you’ve got is regular rolled oats, you can still make this recipe work! Just give them a quick pulse or two in a food processor to break them down a bit. Then you should be good to go!

Baked Oatmeal With Apples being stirred in a 9x13 baking dish
Baked Oatmeal With Apple slices on top
Baked Oatmeal With Apples in a 9 by 13 baking dish fresh out of the oven

Sausage Breakfast CasseroleHow To Make Baked Oatmeal

We know, we know. Something that needs to bake for 45 minutes is not ideal for a weekday breakfast. But wait! One of our favorite things about baked oatmeal is that you can make it ahead! It’s so quick to make, you can throw it together anytime, and put the finished baked oatmeal in the fridge. When you’re ready to eat it, just warm it a bit in the microwave and add milk, if you’d like. Here’s how to make baked oatmeal:

  1. Whisk the eggs.
  2. Stir in everything else.
  3. Pour the baked oatmeal batter into a baking dish.
  4. Bake! 350° for 40-45 minutes.
  5. Eat!
Baked Oatmeal With Apples
Baked Oatmeal With Apples

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Baked Oatmeal With Apples in a bowl with apple slices, maple syrup and milk

Bring On The Cozy Mornings

We may not be ready for everything that the cooler months entail, but we’re ready for cozy mornings and warm breakfasts that smell like apples and cinnamon! If you are, too, try our baked oatmeal recipe, and let us know how you like it, OK? Share a photo and tag us on Instagram using @themodernproper and #themodernproper so that we can see your stuff! Happy eating!

Apple and Maple Baked Oatmeal

  • Serves: 10
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 45 min
  • Calories: 401

Ingredients

  • 2 Egg
  • 2 cup Milk (or nut-based, milk alternative)
  • 1 cup Pure maple syrup (or brown sugar or half cup of each)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Coconut oil, melted
  • 6 cups Quick oats
  • 2 Apples, diced into 1/2" pieces
  • 1/2 cup Pecans, chopped (optional)

Method

  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, beat the eggs with a fork until combined.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
  4. Pour oatmeal batter into a greased 9X13 baking dish. If you would like to, place a few slices of apple onto the oatmeal before you place it in the oven.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes.

*Notes This bake is great if made ahead for breakfast all week! Just warm and add milk!