I feel that oatmeal is a very personal thing. Everyone likes theirs prepared “just so”. For example, my dad’s oatmeal swims in evaporated milk, a ton of cinnamon, and some sugar. I like mine on the drier side, with nuts, fruit, spices, and a [tiny] splash of almond milk. Sometimes I add applesauce into the mix, too. I was recently introduced to baked oatmeal and my life has been forever changed. It’s a GENIUS way to make oatmeal because it’s portable, can be eaten hot or cold, and you can add whatever you want to meet your desired texture, taste, etc. This apple cinnamon baked oatmeal is ready in 30 minutes and full of delicious things like apple chips that magically transform into tender apple slices in the oven without any mush or excess moisture. Add it to your meal prepping routine immediately, sis.

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I hope you get to try out this apple cinnamon baked oatmeal and make it your own. Check out the full recipe card below for full details on how to make apple cinnamon baked oatmeal. Remember that sharing is caring and be sure to pin this recipe to Pinterest. Thanks for reading!

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Easy baked oatmeal with bites of real apple and warm cinnamon flavor.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked oatmeal bars, easy breakfast idea, how to make baked oatmeal, make ahead breakfast, oatmeal meal prep
Servings: 6 servings
  • 4 cups rolled oats (not quick oats)
  • 3/4 cup apple chips broken into pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 2/3 cup milk at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly mix together rolled oats, apple chips, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt in a large bowl.

  2. In a smaller bowl, mix together remaining ingredients until uniform

  3. Add wet mixture to dry mixture and stir until no dry "pockets" remain. Spread mixture into a baking pan. (9" by 9" or 13" x 9")

  4. Bake for about 25 minutes or until top of oatmeal is firm when pressing down on it with your fingers (but not hardened). Cool completely before cutting into squares.

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