Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bake

Looking for an easy and filling breakfast to meal prep? Life is easier when you make a big batch of oatmeal. This oatmeal bake keeps me full all morning, especially with a giant spoonful of almond or peanut butter!

The first time I meal prepped this oatmeal bake was in April. But, I did half a batch because it was just for me. This past week I meal prepped the full batch for me and my family. And two days later it was less than half way gone!

This oatmeal bake was on the softer side. I think next time I’ll try less milk. Feel free to experiment with the ingredients and the oat to liquid ratio!

Ingredients: from

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped (I didn’t use because I didn’t have any on hand!)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (I didn’t use)
  • 2 cups milk (I used 2.5 cups to make it softer bc I omitted MS)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons earth balance or butter, softened (I used EB bc my mom is lactose intolerant)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 small apples, finely diced
  • Nut butter for topping

Directions: from

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Grease a baking dish (2-3 quart casserole dish).
  3. In a medium bowl, combine oats, walnuts, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
  4. In another bowl, combine maple syrup (or omit), milk, egg, butter and vanilla.
  5. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture.
  6. Lastly, fold in the apple sauce and apples.
  7. Evenly pour into the greased baking dish.
  8. Bake for 40-50 minutes until golden brown. It’s done when a knife comes out clean and the center doesn’t jiggle.

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