Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is a healthy meal prep breakfast that is made with whole ingredients and only takes 30 minutes!
I enjoy oatmeal all year long but as soon as autumn weather gets here, I am ready for my oatmeal to be baked. I love a warm breakfast on chilly mornings. I adore the smell of cinnamon and apples baking in the oven. And life is usually getting busier which means I need an easy meal prep breakfast that is also healthy and satisfying.
This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal fits the bill! This hearty breakfast can be made on Sunday and last all week until Friday. It is full of seasonal goodies such as apples and almonds, and it is packed with delicious oats to keep me full of energy all morning!
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Ingredients
Oatmeal is an easy and healthy breakfast to start your day with! Baked oatmeal makes breakfast even easier to manage when you are running low on time. Below are the ingredients you will need to make this recipe and some substitutes.
- Quick Oats – These cook faster and with less liquid than other oats. If you are going to substitute with rolled oats, old-fashioned oats, or steel-cut oats, you will need to increase your liquid, cooking time, and possibly eggs.
- Apples – use your favorite apple or whatever fruit or vegetable that is in season and on sale. Good apple picks are fuji, golden delicious, granny smith, or Honeycrisp. Good substitutions are pears, blueberries, pumpkin, and zucchini. If you are substituting with stone fruit (such as pears), pre-bake fruit for 10-20 minutes, or until soft, before adding dry and wet ingredients.
- Almonds – these can be substituted for other nuts such as; peanuts, walnuts, pecans, or anything you would like. You can roast the nuts ahead of time for about 10 minutes, until fragrant, for even more flavor.
- Honey – can be swapped for maple syrup, molasses, agave nectar, or brown sugar
- Egg – I am not sure if a flax egg or just egg whites would work as a substitute. If you try it out, leave a comment and let us know!
- Milk – I used almond milk but any milk will work! If your milk is sweetened, you might want to use less honey in the recipe.
- Baking Powder
- Vanilla Extract
- Topping – Yogurt
How to make Meal Prep Baked Oatmeal
Start by chopping your apples into about 1-inch cubes. You don’t want them too big or they won’t cook all the way through while the oatmeal is baking. Toss the apples into a greased 8×8 baking dish and coat them with a little bit of cinnamon. Then move on to mixing together the dry ingredients in a bowl and sprinkling it over the apples. Next, mix together the wet ingredients and pour it into the baking dish too. Lightly mix everything in the baking dish together, incorporating all of the ingredients and getting rid of any air pockets. Then bake it!
Once your oatmeal has set and reached a perfectly golden brown top, remove it from the oven and let it cool on the counter. Before storing your oatmeal away in the refrigerator, allow it to cool completely to room temperature. This will help your oatmeal to stay fresh for up to 6 days in the fridge!
Your oatmeal will be ready to eat whenever you are! Some of my favorite ways to enjoy baked oatmeal are:
- warmed up and peanut butter drizzled over the top
- cold with yogurt + warm peanut butter on top
- warmed up with milk poured over
More Healthy Meal Prep Breakfast Recipes
- Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding
- Keto Spinach and Bacon Egg Muffins
- Peanut Butter Cup Chia Pudding
- Healthy Mushroom Breakfast Tacos
- Keto Ham and Cheese Breakfast Biscuits
- 196 g apples (1 1/2 cups, about 2 apples)
- 1 tsp cinnamon (divided)
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/3 cup almonds
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
1. Pre-heat oven to 375°F. Spray 8x8 pan with oil or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
2. Chop apples into 1-inch cubes and toss them into the pan. Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of cinnamon on apples and toss them until lightly coated.
3. In a bowl or measuring cup, mix together the milk, honey, egg, and vanilla. Combine well and set aside.
4. In another bowl, mix together the oats, baking powder, salt, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and half of the almonds. Pour mixture over apples.
5. Pour the liquid mixture over oats and apples making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible over the oats. Lightly stir everything in the pan until well combined.
6. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and almond over the top
7. Bake the oatmeal for about 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm from the oven.
For Meal Prep: Let the oatmeal cool completely to room temperature before storing it in the refrigerator. Storing hot, moist food does not last as long. Oatmeal will keep for 2-3 days on the counter and 4-6 days in the refrigerator.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 220mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 21gProtein: 4g