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Apple and Maple Baked Oatmeal

June 8, 2023

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


a piece of Baked Oatmeal With Apples, pecans and maple syrup on a wooden spoon.

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.

quick cooking oats in a glass jar
a hand holding a fork whisking 2 eggs in a glass 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
quick cooking oats, diced 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 maple, pecans and Apple slices on top

How 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 in a baking dish With Apples, pecans and maple syrup

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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!

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Apple and Maple Baked Oatmeal

  • Serves: 10
  • Prep Time:  15 min
  • Cook Time:  45 min
  • Calories: 686


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk (or milk alternative)
  • 1 cup maple syrup (or brown sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
  • 6 cups quick oats
  • 2 apples, diced into ½-inch pieces
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F with a rack in the center position. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs. Add the milk, maple syrup, salt, baking powder, vanilla, coconut oil, oats, apples, and pecans, and stir to combine.

  3. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown and no longer jiggly.

Note: Make this oatmeal ahead and eat it for breakfast all week! Just warm it up and add milk.

Nutrition Info

  • Per Serving
  • Amount
  • Calories686
  • Protein19 g
  • Carbohydrates110 g
  • Total Fat20 g
  • Dietary Fiber1 g
  • Cholesterol37 mg
  • sodium586 mg
  • Total Sugars28 g

Apple and Maple Baked Oatmeal

Questions & Reviews

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  • charles

    If you didn't have coconut oil would you substitute and if so what with?


  • Jessie

    Is it possible to cut this in half? If so, what size dish and how long should it bake?

    Hi. Sure! I would put it in an 8x8 pan.

  • Jennifer

    Sorry to comment again, but I'd like to make this. Do you use regular oats or steel cut? Thanks!

    Just regular quick oats as the recipe suggests! Those are quick oats in the photos as well.

  • Marie

    Yum! I’ve made a number of recipes from Modern Proper and they never fail. This was delicious and made enough to last us all week.

    Thanks so much, we are so happy you loved it Marie! It's wonderful to hear you enjoy our recipes.

  • Ema

    Made this as prep for suhoor (meal before sunrise when fasting) for Ramadan. I really enjoyed it! Just like one the photos on the recipe page, I added some milk and then placed a peace of toasted baked oatmeal (in toaster oven), melted some cookie butter and drizzled on top, and then a little cinnamon. It was hearty but also so delicious! Lovely recipe — thank you for sharing it with us!

    Thanks Ema, we are so glad you enjoyed it!

  • First recipe I’ve made from your site - won’t be the last! This baked oatmeal was really great! Excellent flavor and perfect amount of sweetness for breakfast - I used half brown sugar and half maple syrup. I used rolled oats without breaking them down (instead of quick oats) and it was still wonderful - great texture. Topped with pecans before baking. Thank you!

    Thanks Ck! We are so glad that you loved it! Also, so happy to hear you found our site, we can't wait to hear more about the recipes you try out!

  • Jenn

    This is one of my family's favorites!

    Thank you Jenn, that's so great to hear!