Baked Oatmeal With Apples

Baked oatmeal with apples is one of the easiest, set-it-and-forget-it oatmeal dishes you can make, aside from overnight oats.

It’s a basic sort of recipe that lets you do other things while it bakes in the oven. You can add almost any type of fruit either before or after baking (fresh or frozen) and top with any of your favorite toppings such as maple syrup, honey, coconut sugar, chopped nuts or anything you feel would be tasty on top.

A portion of baked oatmeal sits in a white bowl, topped with fresh blueberries.

What Is Baked Oatmeal With Apples?

Baked oatmeal is basically an oatmeal casserole. Instead of cooking it on the stove, you bake it in a casserole dish in the oven. You simply combine all the ingredients you would want to put into an oatmeal dish and bake. It’s a great way to make oatmeal when you have other things to tend to for the breakfast table. I love making baked oatmeal on holiday mornings, especially because I can do a million other things while breakfast cooks for the entire family.

Baked Oatmeal Recipe served at the table in white dishes. Fresh blueberries garnish the oatmeal.

Can You Freeze Baked Oatmeal With Apples?

Yes, you can! Once it’s cooked, I recommend freezing it in single-serving portions for easy thawing. Rewarm in the microwave with a small amount of milk. If you want to freeze the entire casserole dish, make sure your dish is freezer-safe (not all dishes are), and make sure it has an air-tight lid or cover. No matter if you freeze it whole or in portions, you’ll want to let this thaw overnight in the fridge. Then you can reheat. If you don’t have a microwave, you can add a little milk to the dish and reheat, covered with foil, in the oven for about 15 minutes or until warmed through. The oven should be 350 F. to reheat.

How To Make Baked Oatmeal With Apples

The concept is pretty basic. You simply combine everything you want in your oatmeal into a casserole dish and then bake it. Simple! Once it’s baked, you can add any fresh toppings you like. See below for suggestions.

If you don’t want to grate an apple for this, you’ll need to use a full 6 cups of milk. The apple adds moisture, and it’s important that your oatmeal doesn’t come out of the oven totally dry, so if you can’t use it, you’ll need to add the extra milk to keep things moist.

If you want to bake the oatmeal with fruit in the dish, then cut back on the grated apple by half and add whatever other fruit you like.

A casserole dish sits with one serving of this baked oatmeal out of the dish.

What To Serve With Apple Baked Oatmeal

As with most oatmeal dishes, it all depends on what you put into it. If you bake it without sugar like I did here, then your toppings are any fruit you want, as well as some sweetener you like.

Some suggestions include:

  • Fresh fruit – strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, apples, sliced bananas.
  • Dried fruit – Raisins (gold or brown), dried apricots, dried papaya
  • Nuts – walnuts, almonds, pecans
  • Seeds – pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds
  • Healthy Sweeteners – Honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, Sucanat, monk fruit, or even xylitol for those who need to go a little easier on their blood sugar.

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Baked Oatmeal Recipe served at the table in white dishes. Fresh blueberries garnish the oatmeal.

Baked Oatmeal With Apples

Delicious oatmeal straight from your oven!
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 188kcal


  • Casserole dish


  • 3 cups traditional oats
  • 5 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk (regular milk works too)
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup grated apple (about 1 small apple)
  • 1 tsp. pure almond extract
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • fresh blueberries for garnish
  • sweetener for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
    Add your oats to a casserole dish. One big enough for the dry oats to cover the bottom of the dish.
    Place oats into a casserole.
  • Add the nuts to the oats.
    Sprinkle the nuts into the oats.
  • Add the grated apple.
    Add grated apple to the oats.
  • Sprinkle on the cinnamon.
    Spinkle cinnamon over the oats and apples.
  • Pour in the milk.
    Add milk to casserole dish.
  • Add the almond extract.
    Add almond extract.
  • Using a whisk or wooden spoon, stir everything together in the casserole dish.
    Stir everything together.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes.
    Bake in the oven.
  • Remove the dish from the oven and cool for about ten minutes.
    Remove from oven and cool slightly.
  • Cut and serve with your favorite toppings.
    Cut and serve with toppings of your choice.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 1servings | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. I can’t wait to try this recipe. Can you substitute coconut milk for the almond milk?