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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal | Vegan + GF

by Capri Lilly

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal can be made ahead to make your morning routine even easier. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and filled with delicious cinnamon apples in every bite! 

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Baked Oatmeal Meal Prep Recipe

Mornings are sacred to me. Over the years I have learned to value the first few hours of the day and regard the time as essential to my overall well being. How those first few hours go gives me a very strong idea of how my day will go and instead of leaving my day to the whimsical influx of news and social media, I’ve learned to take control and implement my own healthy morning routine filled with self-care and love.

gluten free vegan apple cinnamon baked oatmeal

I like to wake up, spend time meditating, praying, doing a light exercise like yoga, and then eating a nutritious breakfast paired with my typical morning smoothie. Now, in order for me to do all of this, I’ve learned a couple of things: 1. There is no such thing as snooze, only getting out of bed or sleeping in for another hour (which inherently leaves me feeling groggy). 2. If I want to take my morning slow, at a nice and easy pace, that means the time has to be sacrificed in some area of my morning. I decided that instead of spending 15-20 minutes making breakfast, I’d rather have something nutritious that I can just heat up and enjoy.

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This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal has quickly become one of my favorite go-to breakfast meals. I usually make it on my meal prep Sunday’s, which is where I spend about 2 hours in the kitchen and cook up to four or five meals for the week, and this baked oatmeal is definitely in my weekly meal prep rotation.

 

Baked Oatmeal is perfect for meal prep because you simply mix all the ingredients into an oven-safe dish and then transfer it into the oven to bake.

Once it’s made, this apple cinnamon baked oatmeal recipe gives you 8 servings of delicious baked oatmeal for breakfast!

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What do you need to make this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

  • Rolled Oats – If you are gluten intolerant, be sure to use gluten-free oats, like these)
  • Apples
  • Dried fruit – I like to use dried cranberries and dried apricots, but you can use whatever dried fruit you like!
  • Ground Flaxseed
  • Coconut Oil
  • Applesauce
  • Non-Dairy Milk –  like to use unsweetened almond milk
  • Maple Syrup
  • Seasonings and such – cinnamon, vanilla extract, baking powder, sea salt
  • Nuts -This is completely optional. I like to add pecans, but you can also add sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sliced almond, or keep it nut-free!

You can prepare this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal in an oven-safe dish for a hassle-free cleanup! One-pot baking, I mean what’s not to love?! It is less mess and less to clean up!

baked apple cinnamon oatmeal recipe

What to eat with this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

You absolutely must drizzle almond butter or peanut butter on this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal –it’s simply delicious! 

In the mornings, I typically have a vegetable and fruit smoothie with my baked oatmeal. Here are a few of my favorite smoothie recipes: 

How to Store your apple cinnamon baked oatmeal

This healthy apple cinnamon baked oatmeal stores well if kept in an airtight container and placed in the fridge. You can enjoy this baked oatmeal for up to five days! When you are ready to eat it, simply warm it up in the microwave for less than a minute! 

I hope you enjoy this healthy baked oatmeal! Paired with coffee or a smoothie, it’s the perfect way to start your day!

Baked Oatmeal Meal Prep Recipe
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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal | Vegan + Gluten-free

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal can be made ahead to make your morning routine even easier. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and filled with delicious cinnamon apples in every bite!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Healthy Options, Vegan
Keyword: apple, apple cinnamon oatmeal, baked, gluten-free, good food baddie, goodfoodbaddie, meal prep, oatmeal, vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 278kcal

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups Rolled Oats (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 2 tbsp Ground Flaxseed
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 cup Applesauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 cups Non-Dairy Milk (I like using Almond Milk)
  • 2-3 Diced Apples (approx 1 cup)

Optional Add-ins

  • 1/2 cup Dried fruit (like dried cranberries, apricots, raisins)
  • 1/2 cup Pecans (or sliced almonds)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • In a large bowl or an 8x8 oven-safe dish, mix all the ingredients together, folding in the dried fruit and apples last. (If making in a large bowl, transfer the mixture into an oven-safe dish once the mixture is ready.)
  • Bake the mixture for 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the baked oatmeal to cool for about 5 minutes before serving. Drizzle with almond butter or peanut butter. Enjoy!

Notes

This healthy apple cinnamon baked oatmeal stores well if kept in an airtight container and placed in the fridge. You can enjoy this baked oatmeal for up to five days! When you are ready to eat it, simply warm it up in the microwave for less than a minute!

Excited to try more delicious gluten-free breakfast recipes!?

Make healthy, delicious gluten-free meals that don’t make you compromise on taste or texture! Try out my Mini Pancake Cereal or my Avocado Blueberry Pancakes —so fun & tasty! And if you love this recipe, you’ll love my Honey Almond Granola!

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27 comments

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@gristleandgossip September 16, 2020 - 10:59 pm

5 stars
This is the perfect recipe for lazy fall mornings.

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Capri Lilly September 17, 2020 - 6:08 am

Indeed! With a nice cup of coffee, right!

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Maya Hawkins-Nelson September 17, 2020 - 2:04 am

5 stars
This looks is the perfect brunch meal! Low effort and so healthy.

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Capri Lilly September 17, 2020 - 6:07 am

Thanks Maya! I love a good meal you can just throw together and know it’ll taste great!

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Robin September 17, 2020 - 5:20 am

5 stars
This recipe is right on time as I was recently diagnosed with a gluten intolerance and was told by a Naturopath to eat more oatmeal. Thank you!

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Capri Lilly September 17, 2020 - 6:06 am

You are very welcome! I hope your transition into a gluten-free lifestyle is easy! Enjoy the recipe 🙂

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Barry J. September 20, 2020 - 9:07 pm

5 stars
I literally make oatmeal for breakfast every morning. I’m so glad I found this recipe for those busy mornings when I don’t have time.

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Capri Lilly September 21, 2020 - 4:01 pm

Hi Barry! I am glad you like. This baked oatmeal is def perfect for meal prep so you have an easier morning!

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Samantha September 20, 2020 - 11:41 pm

5 stars
I’ve been trying to include oatmeal in my diet since I’m not really a huge fan, but you changed my mind with this recipe! I see myself making this oatmeal recipe on a regular basis!

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Capri Lilly September 21, 2020 - 4:02 pm

I wasn’t a huge fan of oatmeal for a while! Growing up it was always so mushy and watery. Once I started baking it my feeling around oatmeal changed! Hope you like the recipe!

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Chenée Lewis September 21, 2020 - 6:02 am

5 stars
I love this recipe — it’s so easy and delicious, and it’ll be perfect for a make-ahead breakfast the next few days!

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Capri Lilly September 21, 2020 - 4:03 pm

Hi Chenee! Definitely! This lasts me a good 5-7 days, which is perfect for me!

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Carita September 21, 2020 - 5:23 pm

5 stars
My Dad loves baked oatmeal and I was so excited to share this recipe with him. On his behalf, he says, “Thank You”! Now I know I need to run to the grocery store and try this goodness out for myself!

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Britney September 21, 2020 - 6:55 pm

5 stars
This is one of the best oatmeal recipes I’ve ever found. It was so good that I had it for breakfast and then again for lunch! Not to mention, it was super easy! Thanks for such an amazing recipe!

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Desirée September 21, 2020 - 11:58 pm

5 stars
New fav baked oatmeal recipe! This recipe was delicious!

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Crystal September 22, 2020 - 3:16 am

5 stars
I am so happy I found this recipe! I have the opportunity problem than you, I am not a morning person at all! I can barely get myself ready to alone eat a nutritious breakfast! This was perfect for making ahead and hasting up quickly in the morning! Thank you for sharing!!

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Jazz September 22, 2020 - 6:40 pm

5 stars
This was so easy to make! I’ve been doing baked oatmeal for years but loved your addition of ground flaxseed. Will be making it this way again.

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Tamara September 22, 2020 - 6:49 pm

5 stars
I’m so happy I came across this recipe! We were looking for something to make ahead for these busy mornings. This oatmeal is delicious, and perfect to make and reheat.

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Capri Lilly September 23, 2020 - 6:33 pm

🙂 Thank you Wonder Twins!!

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Marta September 22, 2020 - 7:07 pm

5 stars
My kiddos favorite oatmeal is apple-cinnamon and they were so excited when they woke up this morning to see I’d made this recipe. So, THANKS! From the Wonder Twins!

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Chef Mireille September 22, 2020 - 9:19 pm

5 stars
Your suggestion to drizzle some peanut butter on top – OMG that totally put this on another level. This is such a delicious recipe for farmers markets apples I had!

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Capri Lilly September 23, 2020 - 6:32 pm

So glad you like the recipe! Apple and peanut butter is always a winning combo!

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Adri Ruff September 23, 2020 - 3:34 am

5 stars
I love how you talk about being intentional about how you start your day. I feel the exact same way! This recipe was delicious and I will definitely be incorporating it into more of my mornings !

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Capri Lilly September 23, 2020 - 6:31 pm

Hi Adria! I am glad you like the recipe! And happy to hear that being intentional about your morning resonated with you! 🙂

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