This breakfast is a delicious, wholesome cross between oatmeal and apple crumble. It’s ideal for colder mornings, because of the warm, comforting combination of apple and cinnamon, and the oats that give an energising start to the day.
Apple cinnamon baked oatmeal
Convenience: 15 mins to prepare ~ 40 mins to bake
Serves: about 6
- 200 g (2 cups) rolled or jumbo oats
- 5 tbsp brown sugar (or 2 tbsp brown sugar and 1/4 cup maple syrup)
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 500 ml (2 cups) non-dairy milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce (optional*)
- 3 apples, chopped into 1-2 cm chunks
*Unsweetened apple sauce (apple puree) can be hard to find if you’re in the UK. It’s fine to leave it out of this recipe.
- Preheat the oven to 190 C or 375 F.
- In a large bowl, mix the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, combine the non-dairy milk, vanilla, apple sauce, and maple syrup (if using).
- Pour the milk mixture and the chopped apples into the oat mixture, then stir until combined.
- Spoon the oatmeal mixture into an oven-safe dish (roughly 10 x 8 inches).
- Bake for about 40 minutes, until bubbling at the sides.
- Serve warm or cool with a splash of non-dairy milk.
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- No animal products. Completely vegan.
- As far as I know, none of the ingredients are harmful to the environment.
- Apples, oats, and non-dairy milk can be pretty cheap. The recipe is more expensive if you’re using maple syrup, but that’s completely optional.
- Healthy. Oats have a low glycemic index, giving long lasting energy. Also, the soluble fibre in oats is supposed to be good for the heart. Apples are, of course, very healthy. To make this breakfast extra healthy, just cut down the added sugar.
- This baked oatmeal is a super delicious and comforting breakfast.