If you’re looking for a healthy, vegan, nourishing breakfast option, this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is definitely it!
Fall is most definitely in the air here in Toronto, and has me craving all of the warming, comforting foods, including this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal! If you thought that nothing was cozier than oatmeal, think again… Baking oatmeal makes it a whole other level of comforting.
Baked Oatmeal Main Ingredients
Oats: Oats are an incredible source of soluble fiber, which helps to ensure regular bowel movements! It’s also a great source of plant-based iron and even has some protein in it.
Apples: To me, not much beats apples in the fall. I’m partial to honey crisp, but feel free to use whatever kind of apples you like or have on hand! I encourage you to keep the skin on in this recipe since the skin is packed with gut-healthy fiber!
Cinnamon: Apples and cinnamon are a match made in heaven. I love how cinnamon adds natural sweetness without sugar (although we do add maple syrup to this recipe, too!).
Plant-based milk: I love using soy milk in this recipe since it’s packed with plant-based protein (8 grams per cup, to be exact!). If you opt for fortified plant-based milk (which I always recommend), it’ll also be a great source of calcium and vitamin D.
Maple Syrup: Maple syrup adds a delicious sweetness to this baked oatmeal along with a rich flavor. It’s definitely my sweetener of choice, but feel free to use whatever sweetener you like!
Omega-3 rich seeds: I’ve opted for chia seeds in this baked oatmeal since they’re packed with omega-3 healthy fats, calcium and protein, but feel free to replace with flax seeds or even hemp seeds if you prefer! You could even top the oatmeal with some nuts, like walnuts, for an extra crunch!
How to make Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- Preheat your oven to 375 F and grease your baking dish- I’ve used a cast iron pan, but feel free to use whatever baking dish you have on hand! If you don’t want to grease your baking dish, use parchment paper.
- Combine all of the dry ingredients. This will help to make sure all ingredients are completely incorporated!
- Add the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Aim to have all ingredients coated with the wet ingredients.
- Add the mixture to your baking dish, and smooth the top to ensure the baked oatmeal cooks evenly.
- Bake until the edges of your oatmeal are golden brown and all of the liquid has absorbed into the oats- This is the part where your whole kitchen will smell absolutely heavenly!
- Serve and enjoy! I love topping this baked oatmeal with some extra chopped apples, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a glug of plant-based milk, but feel free to add whatever you like!
- Store the leftovers (if you have any!) in the fridge to eat throughout the week.
- If you don’t love apple and cinnamon paired together, feel free to use whatever spices or fruit you like! You could try sliced bananas, pears, or even berries!
- This baked oatmeal stores great in the fridge, making it a perfect quick and easy breakfast option! Try making a tray of it over the weekend and eating it throughout the week. All you have to do is warm it up and add a splash of plant-based milk to add a little bit of moistness (totally optional!).
- You can adjust the sweetness in this recipe to suit your preferences! I like
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is the perfect cozy fall breakfast! Feel free to make it ahead of time for a quick and easy vegan breakfast option!
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 2 cups plant-based milk of choice I like soy or oat milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 large apple chopped
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 375°F. Grease a baking dish with coconut oil or line with parchment paper.
Combine rolled oats, chia seeds, cinnamon, baking powder and salt in a large bowl and stir until well combined.
Add plant-based milk, maple syrup, chopped apples and vanilla extract to dry mixture. Stir to combine.
Pour oatmeal mixture into baking dish and smooth to create an even top. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until edges are slightly golden brown and all liquid has absorbed into oats.
Serve with an extra drizzle of plant-based milk, maple syrup, some chopped apples and enjoy!
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