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Baked oatmeal with tender apples, cinnamon, and naturally sweetened with maple syrup is full of fiber and deliciously healthy! It’s a great way to start your day!


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of mineral salt
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup mashed banana or unsweetened applesauce, optional
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup, optional
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 medium apple, use your favorite (I used Fuji), cored and diced
  • 1/21 cup walnuts, chopped

To serve

  • sliced apple
  • pure maple syrup
  • unsweetened almond milk
  • unsweetened toasted coconut flakes (it’s delicious!)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease your baking dish with coconut oil if you like (generally I skip this step).

Mix: In an 8 × 8 baking dish, add oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking powder and salt, mix well. Add in the milk, banana, optional syrup and vanilla, gently whisk to combine. Top with chopped apples and walnuts, mix them in if you like.

Bake: Place in the oven on the middle rack and bake for 30 minutes. Once done, let cool slightly.

Serve: Slice and serve warm in individual bowls with toppings of choice. Voila’….enjoy this most delicious and worth the wait oatmeal!

Serves 4 – 6


If you like, add the spices to the mashed banana, mixing well, to ensure even distribution of the spices. (see comments)

If using bananas that are not overly ripe or you’re using a tart apple, you may like to add 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup to the mixture when adding the milk and other wet ingredients. Or simply add extra maple syrup when serving.

If you don’t have an 8 × 8 baking dish, a 9 × 9 will work too. Dish can be round or square.

I don’t tend to grease my baking dish when making baked oatmeal. I’ve never had a problem with sticking, but feel free to lightly grease yours if you prefer.

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