Filled with chewy oats, tender apple chunks, warm cinnamon, and toasted walnuts this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is a delicious breakfast for kids and adults alike.

Prep: 15 minsCook: 30 minsTotal: 45 minutes
Servings: 9 servings 1x


  • 2 ¾ cups old fashioned rolled oats (285 g)
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional) (10 g)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fine salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup or honey (70 g)
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce (115g)
  • 2 large eggs* (110 g) (See Notes for egg-free option)
  • 1 ¼ cups milk of choice (300 g)
  • ¼ cup melted unsalted butter or coconut oil (60 g)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded apple or finely diced, more for topping (115 g)
  • ⅓ cup chopped walnuts, toasted (35 g)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375℉. Spray a 9×9 or 8×8-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a bowl, combine the old-fashioned rolled oats, cinnamon, chia seed, baking powder, fine salt, maple syrup, applesauce, eggs, milk, butter, and vanilla. Stir until combined.
  3. Fold in the apples and toasted walnuts (see toasting notes below).
  4. Transfer batter to the prepared dish. Top with a few chopped toasted walnuts.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the center is set.
  6. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  7. Top servings with whipped topping or yogurt and maple syrup, if you please.


* Egg-free option: Mix 2 tablespoons ground flax meal with 3 tablespoons water in a small bowl. Mix well and let stand 5-10 minutes to thicken before using in place of the eggs in this recipe.

To toast walnuts on the stovetop:

Place a skillet over medium heat. Add walnuts to the hot skillet, and then cook for 6-8 minutes or until they give off a toasted aroma. Make sure to watch them closely and stir often to avoid burning. Once walnuts are fragrant and golden brown, remove from heat.

To toast walnuts in the oven:

Preheat the oven to 375℉. Place the walnuts on a small sheet pan. Toast in the oven for 5-7 minutes, watching closely to avoid burning. Once walnuts are fragrant and golden brown, remove from the oven.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/9 of recipe
  • Calories: 277
  • Fat: 12 g
  • (Sat Fat: 4 g)
  • Sodium: 174 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 35 g
  • (Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugar: 11 g)
  • Protein: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 54 mg


© The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe By: Stacie Hassing