Moms' Recipe: Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Cold winter mornings call for a hearty warm breakfast. MomSpeaker Trina O'Boyle's baked apple & cinnamon oatmeal is healthful, yummy and can be prepped ahead of time, so you've got time to heat it up in the a.m. rush. 

We love oatmeal and make it at least a few times a week. There are a few ways we like to make it . . . stovetop, using a slow cooker or baked. One of the reasons why I like baking oatmeal is because once it’s in the oven, your work is done. When cooking on the stovetop you need to cook it for a while and be very hands-on because you need to stir it constantly.

We all know about busy mornings. When trying to get the kids out the door you want to make your life easier, not harder. You could easy prepare all the dry ingredients for this Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal the night before, so in the morning all you need to do is add the wet ingredients and chop the apples.

Cooking tip: Use Bob’s Red Mill 5 Grain Rolled Cereal instead of regular rolled oats. The 5-grain rolled oats have whole wheat, rye, barley, triticale and flaxseed. It’s a lot of oatmeal, only better. One serving provides more than half of your daily recommended amount of whole grains.

O'Boy Organic's Baked Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Prep time:  10 mins

Cook time:  45 mins

Total time:  55 mins

Serves: 4


  • 2 cups 5 grain rolled oats
  • 2 cups organic milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tsps. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. fresh grated nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and diced
  • 4 slices unsalted butter


  1. In a 9×9 glass dish combine the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  2. In a large mixing up mix together milk, vanilla and eggs.
  3. Add wet mixture to dry oat mixture.
  4. Add peeled and diced apples to the oat mixture and then blend well until everything is incorporated.
  5. Place 4 slices of butter on top.
  6. Cook at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until it's fully set.
  7. Serve with milk or top with Greek yogurt.

Trina O'Boyle is a Drexel Hill, PA mom of two boys. This post is adapted from her blog O'Boy Organic.

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