WARMING AND DELICIOUS.
Indulge in this healthy Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal made with crisp fall flavors, sweet honeycrisp apples, and a creamy yogurt glaze. Made with healthy vegan ingredients, this easy oatmeal recipe makes 9 servings that can be packed up and stored in the fridge all week.
How to Make Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal:
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Ingredients:
Baked oatmeal is a warm breakfast (or dessert!) made with rolled oats, flax eggs, plant-based milk, and baking powder. From there, you can flavor it however you’d like. In the spirit of autumn, we’ve gone with a crisp and delicious apple cinnamon baked oatmeal.
Here are all of the ingredients used in this healthy apple cinnamon baked oatmeal recipe:
Helpful Tips for Making the Best Baked Oatmeal:
Baked Oatmeal is so simple to make. Blend the wet ingredients, mix them into the dry ingredients, and bake! Here are some tips to make the absolute best baked oatmeal possible:
- Make sure your oven is fully preheated before baking. 40 minutes should be the perfect amount of time for the oatmeal in the oven, but add an additional 5 minutes if it still seems mushy.
- Make this oatmeal on Sunday and store it in the fridge. The whole family will be able to enjoy it all week!
- If you’re just cooking for one, slice the baked oatmeal into 6 or 9 portions, wrap each in plastic wrap, and store in the freezer. They should last about 3-4 months.
- Reheat in the microwave for 2 minutes or in the oven at 350 for about 8-10 minutes.
Confused? Here are some frequently asked questions:
1. Is baked oatmeal healthy?
It depends. This particular recipe utilizes healthy, natural ingredients. Rather than processed sugar, we used dates which are naturally sweet. Natural cane sugar and coconut sugar are great alternatives though! Rolled oats themselves are a healthy carb which keep you energized and satiated all morning long. If you follow this recipe, you will be enjoying a healthy and nourishing breakfast!
2. How can I make this oatmeal as high protein as possible?
Starting your day with a high protein breakfast helps to keep you fuller longer as protein digests slowly. It’s also a great way to repair your muscles after a high intensity workout. This will help to lose weight and build muscle mass. To make this oatmeal as high protein as possible, use BOB’S RED MILL PROTEIN OATS instead of regular rolled oats, EDEN SOY MILK as your milk, and 2 tbsp of HEMP SEEDS. You can add in 2 scoops of PROTEIN POWDER, but you may have to add in a few more tbsp of milk so it doesn’t wind up being too thick.
3. How long does the entire process take?
The total time making this recipe is about an hour, though 50 minutes are just spent waiting! You’ll preheat the oven first. While the oven is heating, blend your wet ingredients and stir together your dry ingredients. Pour the blended mixture into your dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Add into your greased baking dish then pop it in the oven for 40 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes, then dig in!
4. What can I substitute for apple sauce?
If you don’t have apple sauce, a great substitute would be a ripe banana. Mash it well with a fork, and you’re left with a great substitute. Alternatively, you can use yogurt.
5. What can I substitute for dates?
Vegan Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- 2 cups Rolled Oats
- 1 Honeycrisp Apple, diced
- 1/4 cup Raisins
- 1/2 cup Apple Sauce
- 2 Flax Eggs Combine 2 tbsp flax meal with 1/4 cup water
- 1 cup Soy Milk
- 4 Pitted Dates
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Cardamom
- 1/4 tsp Ginger Powder
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 pinch Sea Salt
- 1/4 cup Vegan Yogurt
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Soy Milk
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease an 8x8 pan with oil.
- Make your flax egg. To a small dish add 2 tbsp flax meal with 1/4 cup water. Stir and let sit for a few minutes to form an "egg"
- To a blender add the flax egg, apple sauce, soy milk, dates, baking powder, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, and sea salt. Blend on high until smooth.
- Add the blended mixture to a large mixing bowl along with the rolled oats, diced honeycrisp apple, chopped walnuts, and raisins. Stir until fully combined.
- Add mixture to your pan and evenly press down. If you'd like, top with thinly sliced apple as garnish. Add to the oven and bake for 40 minutes.
- Remove oatmeal from oven and let cool. Meanwhile, stir together the yogurt glaze ingredients. Once the oatmeal is cool, drizzle on top.
- Enjoy immediately or cut into 9 slices and keep in an airtight container in the fridge.