This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal with Walnuts makes the most delicious Fall and Winter Breakfast, perfect for the Holidays. Super easy to prepare with no eggs and no refined sugar, this healthy apple baked oatmeal can be made in advance and kept in the fridge for days!
360ml (1 1/2 cup)Full Cream Milkor your preferred Dairy-Free/Plant-Based Milk.
120gr (1/2 cup)ApplesaucePreferably unsweetened
1 1/2teasp.Vanilla Extractoptional
60gr (1/4 cup)Unsalted Butter, meltedor your preferred Dairy-Free/Plant-Based alternative.
90gr (1/3 cup)Honeyor Maple Syrup
Preheat your oven on 180'C/350'F and lightly grease a Baking Dish with Oil or Butter.
Wash and Core the Apples and cut them into small cubes (with or without the skin). Finely chop the Walnuts (or your choice of nuts). Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the Apple Cubes, Chopped Walnuts, Rolled Oats, Ground Cinnamon and Baking Powder. Stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, whisk together all the wet ingredients (all at room temperature, see note 1): Milk, Applesauce, Vanilla, Melted Butter and Honey.
Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients in the first bowl and stir to combine with a spatula or spoon.
Transfer into the greased baking dish and optionally top with your choice of dried fruits, chopped nuts, seeds, coconut,...
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes (see note 2). Leave to cool down for about 15 minutes before serving.
I used a 8x25 cm / 3x10 inch Ceramic Baking Dish for this recipe.Ingredient Notes:(*) You will need 2 small Apples or 1 large Apple, depending on their size and how much apple chunks you want inside the dish. I ended up using about 1 1/2 small Pink Lady Apples.All the wet ingredients should be at about room temperature when mixed together so combine easily.Instruction Notes:
To smoothly combine all the wet ingredients, they all need to be at approximatively the same temperature. If you mix warm melted butter and cold milk, the butter will start to harden straight away and you will see small lumps appear in the batter. If that happens, simply place the bowl in the microwave for a few seconds to help melt the butter again. If using a Honey that is a bit hard, also melt it for a few seconds in the microwave so that it becomes fluid again.
The exact baking time will depend on your oven, your preferred baked oatmeal texture and the thickness of the oatmeal layer. In my baking dish after a 35 minutes bake, the oatmeal was set but still moist. For a crunchier texture, bake for a few more minutes.