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Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (Gluten-Free)

This Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is bursting with mouthwatering flavor. It’s loaded with nutrients, it’s gluten-free, and a delicious way to start the day off right. Bonus: it can easily and completely be made the night before. 

Baked Oatmeal

Hi, we are The Oatmeal Family.

Recently, our tribe fist-bumped each other for successfully completing our second annual 30-day sugar fast — woo hoo!  Right after that, the first thing we inhaled was oatmeal. Like, whoppers and heaps of yummy oatmeal.

Friends, it wasn’t just any old oatmeal we enthusiastically feasted on. It was this glorious Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal recipe that happens to be gluten-free and refined-sugar free. We weren’t even trying for a gluten-free, sugar-free baked oatmeal recipe, but it’s just how this oatmeal bake naturally rolls. [See what I did there? 😉]

Bonus: it tastes jaw-dropping delicious.

Bake it the night before

Literally toss together the simple ingredients, bake it, and let it cool at room temperature overnight while you get your zzzz’s and press the snooze button as many times as you like.

I mentioned the goodness that goes into our Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal — sweetened with only raw, unfiltered honey and fortified your favorite kind of milk.

All that’s left for you to do is gather ’round with your people, slice into that massively delicious Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal, and dig in.

A drizzle of pure maple syrup is [kind of] optional but [always] recommended.

Happy brunching.

Watch: Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal:


Right?!👆🏼 Did I not humbly proclaim that this is no ordinary oatmeal bake? Print

Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (Gluten-Free)

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This Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is bursting with mouthwatering flavor. It’s loaded with nutrients, it’s gluten-free, and a delicious way to start the day off right. Bonus: it’s super easy and can be completely made the night before.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins

Yield: 8

Ingredients

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  • 2 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 TB ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 2 cups milk (any variety is fine)
  • 1/2 cup raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 heaping TB applesauce
  • 1 TB pure vanilla extract
  • Top with: toasted nuts, fresh berries, or pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F with rack on middle position. Grease inside of an 8×8 baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the oats, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking powder, and salt until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, honey/maple syrup, egg, applesauce, and vanilla extract until well combined. Gently stir the oat mixture with the milk mixture until incorporated. Pour into greased baking pan.
  4. Bake about 38 minutes or until top is golden and toothpick inserted in center comes out mostly clean. Let cool at room temp for at least 10 minutes (or overnight, loosely covered) before serving. Top as desired and serve warm or at room temp.

Notes

If you bake this up the night before, cover and let cool at room temp overnight. Reheat in oven or toaster oven the next morning.
This recipe as written results in a tender, deliciously moist baked oatmeal that cuts easily into squares. If you prefer a drier, crispier, crumbly texture, use 1/4 cup less milk and bake a little longer.

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Category: breakfast, brunch
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: baked oatmeal

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52 comments

    • Ricky

    I make this recipe literally every week. Just looked back and realized I’ve been using consistently it for over two years!

      • chewoutloud

      Aww, that is amazing to hear, Ricky. Thank you for telling us! 🙂

    • Agnes

    WOW this sounds amazing!!! What can I use to sub applesauce if I don’t have any on hand? Can’t wait to try. thank you!

      • chewoutloud

      Apple juice (or any other juice) and milk can be subbed. Enjoy!

    • Yvonne Mutch

    When I had four children under my roof to feed I used to make something similar; it’s an awesome an economical meal (not to mention this version is healthier than the one I used to make.

    • JaaCee

    You mention that it is sweetened with raw honey but I do not see it in the ingredients list. How much should/could I use?

      • chewoutloud

      Good catch; updated. Thanks and hope you enjoy it!

    • Jordan

    Would this last a few days in the fridge?

      • chewoutloud

      Absolutely, Jordan! Hope you guys love it 🙂

    • cre8tone (@cre8tone)

    Such a healthy recipe.. I feels hungry now.. let’s prepare it.. haha~

    • Sadhna Shanker

    as always your pictures make me hungry. although sweet things normally don’t attract me. great going. keep it up.

    • Nati

    congratulations on your sugar-free accomplishment!! I honestly couldn’t get rid of sugar that easily!
    This recipe is going to be so practical for me! I’m always looking for breakfast options that can be fully prepare the day before!

    • Stylish Paradox

    Wow! Until now, I’d never hear of baked oatmeal. Healthy treats and snacks do the body good! Thanks for sharing!

    • Taslyn Russell

    It looks so yummy and its gluten free which I think is so much healthier.

    • Geemiz Contrarian traveler

    I have been looking for easy to make healthy foods because this year me and the hubby will be going all out healthy. This come really handle. Thank you

    • tanviidotcom

    I have never had baked oatmeal and now I want to … it looks absolutely delicious.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    • NicoleShillings

    We are probiotic obsessed around here. But I’ve never heard of probiotic milk before. I’ll pick some up, I use milk mostly for baking.

    • balanceandblessings1

    I love baked oatmeal! A great, quick make-ahead option for breakfast. Your recipe looks delicious. Will try this one soon!

    • Melissa | Bless this Mess

    I love good make-ahead breakfasts! This looks like a winner!

    • lexieanimetravel

    OMG! this looks delicious! I’m drolling now hehe for someone who love oatmeals (me) I love these cereals, oatmeals, muesli, mixed nuts and yogurt for my breakfast and this one maybe I should try it a dessert. It’ll be perfect! thanks for sharing your recipe 🙂

    • Corina

    This recipe is making my mouth water! I mean it sounds absolutely delicious, gonna try it out!

    • Evelyn, PathofPresence

    What a creative way to consume oatmeal. Love to find that something you love is also good for you. I can see packing those bars for the kids lunch

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