There’s something about oatmeal that is cozy, nostalgic, and, of course, delicious. It’s the perfect warming food for the cold winter months. And it’s even better when you add our favorite food–apples–to it! So today we are sharing the best baked apple oatmeal recipe we could find on the Internet. With 400 reviews and a nearly 4.5-star rating, we have no doubt this is one you’ll keep coming back to. 

Baked oatmeal is the perfect breakfast for practically any occasion. It’s great for meal prepping, family breakfasts, or holiday brunches. If you’re looking for a little more protein with your breakfast, it pairs well with eggs and your favorite breakfast meat (and coffee!). 

Amish-style Apple and Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Recipe by Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
Yields: 8 servings
Total time: 1 hour


  • 3 cups (300 g) old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (106 g) lightly packed brown sugar, more to taste if you like things a bit sweeter
  • 2 ½ cups milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 2-3 large tart sweet apples (like HoneyCrisp or Gala), peeled, cored and diced
  • Optional add-ins: nuts, raisins, craisins, etc.


  1. Lightly grease a 8X12-inch or 9X13-inch baking pan or 9X9-inch (for super thick oatmeal) with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (don’t preheat the oven if making ahead of time and refrigerating overnight).
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and brown sugar. If adding nuts or raisins, add them now.
  3. In a large liquid measuring cup or medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla.
  4. Pour this mixture over the dry ingredients and add the melted butter or coconut oil. Stir or whisk to combine.
  5. Arrange the diced apples evenly over the bottom of the baking dish and pour the oatmeal mixture over the top. You can cover and refrigerate overnight at this point or bake right away (uncover before baking the next morning).
  6. Bake for 35-45 minutes until the top is golden and the mixture is set and not super jiggly.
  7. Serve warm or at room temperature with a little milk poured over the top, if you want.

Looking for more breakfasts that feature apples?  Try these apple cheddar scones!