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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 1x


  • 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


  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.


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.

  • Category: breakfast, brunch
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Keywords: baked oatmeal

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    • Lisa Rios

    OMgoodness… baked oatmeal? That sounds delicious and I love a great serving of maple syrup.

    • Preet

    I absolutely love oatmeal and this looks so delicious. Your pictures are always so amazing. I am definitely going to try out this recipe.

    • wanderlustbykelley

    This dish looks heavenly, great photos! I will be trying this recipe. Thank you 🙂

    • Elizabeth O

    So saving this to try myself, I love baked oats and it sounds incredible mixed with maple and cinnamon!

    • Venus Fitness-Shannon

    I make a version of this in the slow cooker with apples and the kids love it.

    • Emily Leary

    This Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal looks delicious. I really must give it a go!

    • Elizabeth

    Baked oatmeal! What a clever recipe idea; I’ve never heard of that before. Is it a bit like a chewy granola bar? Love the sound of it!

    • Megan B

    Stoppppp I need this in my life right this SECOND! Thank you for sharing, this looks amaaaazing.

    • Sue Tanya Mchorgh

    Cinnamon baked oatmeal that is glutten free? Nice. I can’t wait to try.

    • Emily Fata

    OH MY GOSHHHHH, this looks like the absolute more delicious way to start the day! I’m going to make this tomorrow morning for breakfast! I have all the ingredients right here at home ready to go. 🙂

      • chewoutloud

      Yay! Hope you love it, Emily!

    • kumamonjeng

    I love cinnamon! You also used Probiotic Milk, I am still new to this. I hope it is good for people who has weak tummy like me.

      • Gailbee

      Probiotic are very sensitive to heat and cold. You aren’t getting effects unless you drink cold. A Total waste of money to cook with it. Try overnight oatmeal with Probiotic don’t heat.

        • chewoutloud

        Sounds like a great idea, Gail…overnight oatmeal is a favorite, too. Thanks for coming over today 🙂

    • rochkirstin

    Oh wow, I love this! My husband has gluten sensitivity so when we bake, I always make sure to use gluten-free ingredients.

    • Jenny

    Yummy, looks delicious! I just wished I could get my daughter to try it too. Maybe I’ll make it anyways.

    • lucicoo

    This looks so good. I’m going to have to make this weekend and save for the week to eat on it.

    • thebusyboymama

    This looks absolutely delicious!!! Your photos of the oatmeal make it completely mouthwatering.

    • Nicole

    I’m always looking for a new yummy breakfast dish to feed my clan. You had me sold at the title, then I saw the pictures and wondered if I could get away with making this for dinner, lol. Thanks for sharing, I’ll be making this soon!

      • chewoutloud

      Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea in our book 😉

    • Mary B

    This looks amazing! Kind of reminds me of a heated granola bar, but one filled with all things good. As I really like oatmeal, I’m going to have to try this one.

      • chewoutloud

      Hope you love it as much as we do, Mary 🙂

    • britbrat269

    Looks amazing. I’m not an oatmeal fan myself but I think I’m going to try if for my kids.

      • chewoutloud

      All our kiddos love this…especially with berries and maple syrup 🙂

    • Ann F. Snook-Moreau

    I’ve never tried baked oatmeal before but it sounds right up my alley! My husband would love this because he adores all things maple as a good Canadian haha.

      • chewoutloud

      Oh, my hubbs loves this stuff, too! 🙂

      • Saba Zahid

      Really delicious baked oatmeal. We absolutely loved it! Thank you for the recipe!

        • chewoutloud

        So so happy you liked it! 🙂

    • Rose Mont

    Good morning! We eat a lot of oatmeal here but, this bake version will be a nice change for breakfast.

      • chewoutloud

      It’s so awesome to have it all done the night before – just wake up and dig in 🙂

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