Gooey, soft apple filling topped with perfectly sweet baked oatmeal. This easy vegan baked apple oatmeal feels like you’re having dessert for breakfast.
- 4 apples, sliced thinly
- 5–6 tbsp maple syrup, divided
- 4 tsp cinnamon or apple pie spice, divided
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- 2 cups gluten free rolled oats
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans (or opt for sunflower seeds to make nut free)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 1/2 tbsp ground flaxseed
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened soy milk (opt for other unsweetened milk based of your preference)
- 2 tbsp nut or seed butter
- 1/4–1/2 tsp salt
- Set oven to 350F. Place a large skillet over medium low heat, add the sliced apples, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cinnamon, cornstarch and a pinch of salt.
- Sauté until the apple slices have softened. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a mixing bowl add the oats and remaining ingredients and stir well to combine and set aside.
- To a 9×13 inch baking dish, pour in the sautéed apples then top with the oatmeal mixture.
- Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cook for about 10 minutes then serve as desired. I used a few tablespoons of plant based yogurt.
Do not make the oatmeal batter ahead of time. Only mix your wet and dry ingredients for topping the cooked apples when you are ready to bake your oats. If the oats soak in the liquids, they will absorb most of the moisture, which will dry out your baked oatmeal as it bakes.
For thicker slices of baked oats, use a smaller baking dish. You can use an 8x8in dish to bake these oats. Just make sure that you check if you need to bake the oats a little longer. You may need to increase the cooking time by 5-10 minutes.
This baked oatmeal can be stored in airtight containers in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. Before storing, do make sure that your baked oatmeal does cool. When ready to enjoy, place your baked oatmeal in the microwave for 45 seconds or longer to warm it back up.
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