I love going apple picking in the fall but then you have to find apple recipes to use them! This is my family's favorite way to make oatmeal now and it's generally the most asked for way to make oatmeal all year round. This is seriously the best apple cinnamon baked oatmeal recipe I've ever had and it's really easy!
The Best Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal You Will Ever Eat!
This is a great way to use all those apples you will see all around you in the fall. But really it's great any time of year. That's why this is one of my favorite Apple Recipes.
Can you bake with quick oats?
No, you really shouldn't. Quick-cooking oats are cut smaller to they, well, cook quicker. This is not good for baking oatmeal because other ingredients need time to cook as well. The same goes for Instant oats you don't want to use them in this recipe either. Stick to steel cut oats or old fashion oats.
Can Oatmeal be reheated?
Yes, I do all the time. I microwave it for 30 minutes at a time adding just a splash more of water or milk as needed to keep the consistency I want. Make sure to stir the oatmeal so it heats evenly and you are good to go!
How long can you keep baked oatmeal?
About the 3 days. Any more then that and it gets too hard to reheat. Always check it before reheating and eating it. If it smells off, looks off or is too hard to the touch toss it, don't even try to save it. This then gives you a good reason to make another batch!
How do I save oatmeal for later?
In an airtight container in your fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month. A good Tupperware container is perfect for storing in the fridge.
If freezing wrap oatmeal in plastic wrap then store in a freezer bag and smooth all the air out. Try feezing in individual portions for a great freezer breakfast you can take out the night before and go!
How do you know if cooked oatmeal is bad?
Obviously, if there is mold toss it. But also look for ay discoloration and of course do the sniff test. If you think it's even a bit off just be safe and toss it! No point in getting sick when it's so easy to make another batch!
Ok let's get on to the recipe, but if you have any other questions please leave them in the comments below I would be happy to answer them!
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Ingredients
2 Cups rolled oats (not quick-cooking)
1/4 packed brown sugar (I have a recipe for Homemade Brown Sugar if needed)
pinch of salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped apples
Directions for Cinnamon Apple Baked Oatmeal
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray an 8×8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
Then pour in the baking dish. making sure to spread the oatmeal mixture out evenly so it cooks evenly.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Remove from the oven, let cool and serve. Add extra milk as needed.
I love serving with just a sprinkle of cinnamon on top a well.
So now I want to know what you think of this apple cinnamon baked oatmeal recipe! Let me know in the comments below!
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and spray an 8x8 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
- Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
- Then pour in the baking dish. making sure to spread the oatmeal mixture out evenly so it cooks evenly.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, let cool and serve. Add extra milk as needed.