Are you looking for a new way to serve oatmeal to your family? Try baked oatmeal with apples. It’s a great twist on the classic stove top version. This recipe has the diced apples on the bottom with the rolled oats mixture on top. Brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins and toasted almonds along with a few other ingredient make this baked oatmeal special.
You might be thinking, “Is it similar to granola?” It sounds like it would be, but it’s not. It has two eggs for the binding agent and baking powder as the rising agent. It’s more like a cross between stove top oatmeal, an oatmeal cookie, and a granola bar. Have I got your curiosity peaked? You can even make this the night before, and just pop it into the oven in the morning.
If your children aren’t excited about eating a bowl of traditional oatmeal, then whip up a batch of baked oatmeal with apples for them to try. All three of my girls enjoy it more then the classic way. Serve this with our easy Orange Julius and you’re all set for breakfast tomorrow.Print
This easy recipe for baked oatmeal with apples and cinnamon will make enough for a big casserole dish. It’s packed with fiber and protein to keep you full all day long. You can even make it ahead of time!
For the Toasted Almonds
- 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup slivered almonds
For the Baked Oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons butter, for greasing the pan
- 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups whole milk
- 6 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
- 1/2 cup raisins
For the Topping
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- 1 tablespoon toasted almonds
For the Garnish
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup, for drizzling
- extra toasted almonds to sprinkle on each bowl
- milk to pour on each serving
- In a small saucepan, melt 1/2 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Add the slivered almonds to the pan and stir constantly until they are golden brown. This will take a few minutes.
- Butter a 9×13 inch baking pan and set it aside.
- Wash, peel, core, and dice three cooking apples. Put them in a large bowl with cold water and lemon juice to prevent them from turning brown.
- In another large bowl, add all dry ingredients: oats, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, mixed spice, cinnamon, raisins, almonds. Mix well.
- In a medium bowl, stir together all the wet ingredients: eggs, vanilla and milk. Mix well.
- Pour the wet over the dry and stir until combined. Mix in the melted butter.
- Drain the apples and place evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan. Evenly pour the oat mixture over top of the diced apples and smooth with a spoon. Sprinkle toasted almonds and raisins over the top.
- Bake for 35 to 45 minutes at 350 F.
- Drizzle the baked oatmeal with maple syrup, then serve warm in a bowl with milk poured on top. Sprinkle extra toasted almonds on top of each serving bowl.
- Feel free to make this recipe the night before and refrigerate until needed.
- This recipe is easy to adapt with what you have on hand or what’s in season.
- Any kind of fruit can go on the bottom. Try blueberries, bananas, or peaches.
- Try different kinds of dried fruit mixed in with the oats, like dried cranberries, dried apricots, or dates.
- Mix in a nut of your choice, like walnuts, pecans, or hazelnuts.
- If your looking for less fat, substitute applesauce for the melted butter.
- If your looking for less sugar, cut the sugar in half. When you serve it, each person can add more sugar to their bowl if they want.