This apple baked oatmeal is the perfect cosy autumn breakfast! Topped with raisins and full of warming cinnamon, these oats are a like a big warm hug - perfect for chilly mornings.
Today, we're delving into a very classic flavour combo with these apple cinnamon baked oats.
Nothing beats apple and cinnamon, and these apple baked oats are especially tasty when topped off with some juicy raisins!
If you haven't tried baked oats, you're in for a real treat. The texture of the oatmeal becomes almost cake-like when baked, making this a special breakfast that's perfect for weekends. These baked oats are:
- Perfectly spiced
- Studded with fresh apple
- Like autumn in a breakfast form
These apple and cinnamon baked oats are also vegan-friendly, but you'll also see non-vegan alternative ingredients listed below.
What Are Baked Oats?
Baked oats are a new way to make oatmeal. Instead of boiling in a pot, you blend the oats with other ingredients, bake, and enjoy as you would a cake. Personally, this has become on of my favourite ways to eat my favourite breakfast (which is oats, obviously.) The recipe went viral on TikTok awhile back, making the popularity of baked oats has skyrocketed in the past few months.
In some recipes, you'll see that they skip the blending part. We highly recommend it, though, as it makes for a more cake-like texture. If you don't like using the blender in the morning for fear of waking up your housemates/ partner/ neighbours, you can also prep this ahead of time.
To prep the oats ahead of time, all you need to do is blend the oats into an oat flour the night before. In the morning, you can mix all the ingredients in a bowl to achieve the same outcome you'd get from blending.
Vegan/ Non-Vegan Options
Where you see different options listed in the recipe, it's so that you can make these either vegan or not.
These are the ingredients that will change depending on whether you want to keep this recipe plant based:
- Flax Egg: Flax egg is a vegan replacement for eggs that works wonders in baked goods. You can make your own flax egg by mixing 1 tablespoon flax meal with 3 tablespoon of water. Let it sit for 5 minutes before using so that it becomes slightly gelled. This recipe calls for 2 flax eggs, so you'd need to use 2 tbs of flax meal and 6 tablespoon water. If you're not vegan, simply use regular eggs.
- Soy Milk: We like to use soy milk in baked oats, since it's a little thicker than almond milk and makes for a lovely texture. With that being said, feel free to use any plant milk you like best. If you're not vegan, you can use regular milk.
What Kind of Apple Should I Use in These Baked Oats?
These apple cinnamon baked oats can be made with any apple variety. Because there is quite a generous amount of apple in the mix, I'd recommend sticking with something sweet. Sour apples like Granny Smith may interfere with the sweetness of the oats, so a sweeter red apple would be better.
We used Ambrosia apples, which are similar to Honeycrisps or Pink Lady. They worked perfectly, and didn't overwhelm the flavour of the other ingredients at all!
We don't recommend preparing these baked oats ahead of time, due to the fact that they're meant to be eaten warm. If you bake them first, then refrigerate, it might change the texture and reheat unevenly.
Depending on how you make your porridge, baked oatmeal is just as healthy as regular oatmeal. Of course, if you add a lot of sugar or use an apple sauce that contains a lot of sugar, that will change the health-factor of this brekkie.
Other Recipes to Try
- Vegan Pumpkin Overnight Oats
- Lotus Biscoff Spread Overnight Oats
- Meal Prep Overnight Oats
- Strawberry Cheesecake Overnight Oats
- Peach Baked Oatmeal
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