Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal.  One of my favorite things to make this fall has been apple slices in the slow cooker.

Slow cooking the apples allows the natural sugars to come out so much less sugar needs to be added.  It will also fill your house with a pleasant aroma eliminating the need for any scented candles.

Try my Crock Pot Applesauce sometime too.


Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal


I also love oats and created this dish to combine the two together. It came out really good!  This dish would be perfect for a holiday brunch or for Christmas morning.

You can cook the apples overnight or the night before so the dish can come together pretty quickly.  They freeze well too just in case you may have leftovers. Another great thing to use the apples in is my Healthy Apple Cobbler. Yum!

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 30 min


    Slow Cooked Apples

    • 5 apples peeled, cored and sliced thin
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup
    • 1/3 cup water
    • 2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 tsp nutmeg
    • 1/2 tsp ginger
    • 1/4 tsp cloves
    • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

    Baked Oatmeal

    • 3 cups rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup apple sauce
    • cooked apple mixture


    1. For the slow cooker apples, put all ingredients in the crock pot.
    2. Turn on high and cook for 3 hours. Stirring occasionally.
    3. Once the slow cooker apples are done, preheat oven to 350.
    4. In a large bowl, combine the oats and applesauce.
    5. Using a slotted spoon, add the crock pot mixture to the oats and spoon onto a greased jumbo muffin pan.
    6. Sprinkle the top with a pinch of sugar.
    7. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.


    Recipe Notes

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    46 thoughts to “Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal”

      1. They are pretty soft. I am not sure if a one year old could handle them. He can probably eat the apples, but I am not sure about the oatmeal. You can try. The apples are really soft.
    1. Would it be possible to make the apples in a crock pot that only has one setting? I've seen a lot of your recipes that look appetizing, but I only have a tiny crock pot that does not have the option to change the temperature as I cracked my big crock pot.
      1. I only have a small crock pot too, but it does have two settings. It is possible to do them on one setting, you may just have to keep a closer watch so they don't get too mushy and become applesauce. :)
    2. I made this tonight for breakfast in the morning - and had a taste tonight. It was quite delicious! I have a feeling that this will be a very filling breakfast!
      1. You can really use any apple you like. I usually use whatever apple is on sale. Sometimes, I like to use granny smiths for a tarty tasting applesauce. :)
    3. Have you ever frozen baked oatmeal? Id like to make a big batch for the week but not sure how to store it. Just in the refrigerator?
      1. I have never frozen this recipe, but I would imagine it would freeze well. I freeze muffins and cookies all the time and this is kind of a cross between those two things. If you freeze it well, I would love to know the results so I can tell others. :)
    4. I had seen other people do protein bar "non-bake" style in which they would freeze it and I tried to replicate it and it just didn't work; Then I read someone just use the receipt similar to yours but instead of baking it, she would just microwave it for 2-3 min. It actually worked and tasted good!!! However, not sure the preservation time as I live in AZ and the weather get hot all the time....
      1. I never thought to do it in the microwave. I would think it may get a bit gummy. I like to do mine in the oven, but what ever works for you. I store it in the fridge so it lasts longer.
    5. Melissa, I'm making these now! My apples just finished in the crock pot and my house smells heavenly. I LOVE everything apple! Question -- My apple mixture is a little soupy - do you mix everything from the crockpot in with the oats?
      1. I took the apples out with a slotted spoon so not all of the liquid went into the oatmeal mixture. You can use the leftover liquid as a coffee sweetener or a sweet sauce over pancakes. :)
    6. I made this today..made the apples yesterday. Apples turned out fine, but the baked oatmeal itself did not. Not sure what I did wrong. They did not form into muffins and need to be eaten with a spoon...the oatmeal does not seem cooked. Could the apple mixture have been too dry?
      1. I am so sorry they did not turn out. :( Maybe it was a bit dry. I try to take the apple mixture with a small about the the liquid to add to the oats. When you mix the oats and apples together, they should be moist, but not mushy. I am not sure what happened and I apologize for it not turning out right.
        1. Thanks, it's not your fault...probably something I did. The hubby still loves it and wants me to make it again. He loved the apples just as they were as well. I am going to give it another go...after we eat the first batch. Even tho they didn't turn out quite right, they are still very tasty.
          1. That is great to hear. I love the apples as is as well and use the apple base to make a healthy apple cobbler as well. Something about slow cooking them brings out such nice flavor.
      1. Yes. When I removed the apple mixture from the crock pot, I used a slotted spoon so the liquid did not transfer over. I saved the remaining liquid for a topping for pancakes. I added the apple sauce to help bind everything together.
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    8. This recipes sounds sooo amazing, I love me some oatmeal but I never try to bake. I just have one question, I don't have a crock pot (there's only a few places that sell it in Portugal) to cook the apples in. Do you have any suggestion on how to cook them?
      1. You can do it on the stove top. Just cook it on high for the first hour and then turn down to low for a few hours. Keep it covered too.
    9. This is a totally awesome substitute for apple pie when you throw on a scoop of ice cream or coconut milk ice cream! I also threw in a handful of raisins and they were yummy!
      1. Glad you liked it! I have a similar recipe that I eat instead of apple cobbler.
    10. I don't have a jumbo muffin pan - do you think that ramekins will work, or a regular muffin pan - and if using a smaller sized muffin pan - do you reduce the baking time? I also don't have a crock pot so I'm doing the apples on the stove - but they smell heavenly :)
      1. Yes you can totally make them in a standard sized pan. Cut the cooking time down though. Check on them after about 12 minutes?
      1. Oops! This recipe was recently converted to Ziplist and I guess that part got lost. I just added the directions back in. Sorry for the confusion!

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