Cinnamon-Apple Baked Oatmeal Recipe

The classic pairing of apples and cinnamon meets oven-baked oatmeal for a simple, satisfying breakfast. Yvonne Ruperti

Oven-baking oatmeal is a great alternative to stovetop because it's hands-free. It's easy to add in as many extra flavorings (fruit, spices, nuts) as you want. Here, soft apples and cinnamon spice are natural additions to this easy fuss-free baked rendition.

Why this recipe works:

  • Oven baking is a no-fuss, hands-off way to cook oatmeal.
  • Pre-baking the apples ensures that they're cooked through.
  • Granny Smith apples provide tart contrast to the sweet oatmeal.

Recipe Facts



Active: 10 mins
Total: 60 mins
Serves: 4 to 6 servings

Rate & Comment


  • 1 pound Granny Smith apples (3 to 4), peeled, cored, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

  • 1/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, divided, plus more for serving

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 3/4 cups milk

  • 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing dish


  1. Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a shallow 2-quart baking dish. Scatter apples into dish and cover with foil. Bake until apples are just beginning to soften, about 20 minutes.

  2. Remove foil and let cool slightly, about 10 minutes. Scatter oats and walnuts into dish. Whisk 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, egg, milk, and melted butter in medium bowl to combine. Pour into baking dish. Using a spoon, gently press and stir oats into milk mixture to moisten and distribute apples evenly.

  3. Scatter remaining 1 tablespoon brown sugar over top and bake until center is just set, about 30 minutes. Serve immediately, passing more brown sugar at the table.

Special equipment

2-quart shallow baking dish

This Recipe Appears In

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
361 Calories
19g Fat
42g Carbs
8g Protein
Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label
Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 361
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Total Sugars 25g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 134mg 10%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 318mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)