This apple cinnamon baked steel cut oatmeal recipe is a lovely make-ahead breakfast option for busy mornings. Studded with sweet apple chunks, raisins and cinnamon, these oats will satisfy your taste-buds and keep you feeling full all morning.
The cold weather has me on a warm breakfast kick and my favorite as of late has been baked oatmeal. After making this Maple Pecan Baked Oatmeal Isaac requested a version without nuts so I started brainstorming. He loves raisins so I took that idea and ran with it.
The result was a baked oatmeal with apple chunks and plump raisins nestled throughout. Doesn’t it look pretty with all the apple bites and chia seeds on top?
The combo of oats, apples, raisins, a little maple syrup and a dash of cinnamon makes for a naturally sweet and delicious healthy oatmeal bake. This version is particularly nutritious because I used steel cut oats. They’re the least processed of all oats and have an awesome chewy texture.
Other healthy ingredients include chia seeds, coconut oil and almondmilk, which makes the recipe vegan and gluten-free!
If eating a healthy breakfast was one of your New Year’s resolutions this baked oatmeal is pretty much the perfect fit. You can make a batch over the weekend and you’ll be set with an easy breakfast for the week (or at least most of it).
Reheating the baked oatmeal is a breeze, either using the microwave or stove-top. Although I have to tell ya, I’ve found that the oats are really good eaten cold as well. I just add an extra splash of almond milk and eat them like overnight oats or muesli. Yum!