Baked oatmeal is a great way to prep a delicious breakfast for the week, or a warm breakfast for the family to enjoy. This Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is a great twist on my overnight oats recipe, especially if you prefer eating your oatmeal warm. Old fashioned oats are mixed with mashed banana, maple syrup, unsweetened applesauce, milk, and spices and baked to perfection. Split into four generous servings, this baked oatmeal keeps great in the fridge and is easy to reheat.
What does baked oatmeal taste like?
This maple cinnamon baked oatmeal offers the flavor and texture a traditional, warm bowl of oatmeal with the convenience and ease of cutting a piece of cake. The taste is subtly sweet, with the flavors of cinnamon and vanilla extract. There is not an overwhelming flavor of banana here; really, the banana serves as a sweetening agent for the oats, along with the unsweetened applesauce.
What you’ll need to make maple cinnamon baked oatmeal
Here’s the ingredient list for this recipe:
- overripe bananas
- unsweetened applesauce
- maple syrup
- cashew milk (or almond milk, or skim milk)
- vanilla extract
- baking powder
- kosher salt
- old fashioned oats
If you don’t have bananas that are overripe, here is a great tip. I actually used this method when I created this recipe to quickly ripen my bananas. Place your bananas on a baking sheet (with the peel intact) and bake at 300F for 15-20 minutes. Once they are cooled and you unpeel them, they will be nice and mushy and ripened, perfect to create this recipe.
How to make Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
Preheat your oven to 375F. Now, start with your overripe bananas. Mash them with a fork on the bottom of a mixing bowl. Next, add the applesauce, vanilla extract, cinnamon, maple syrup, the salt, and baking powder. Stir everything together.
Then, add the milk and whisk all of the ingredients together. Then, fold in the oats.
Once that’s mixed, spray your baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the oat mixture into the baking dish.
In a small bowl, combine the 1 teaspoon of sugar with the extra 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly on top of the oatmeal.
Bake at 375F for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven to let cool.
Serving and storage
Store the oatmeal in an air tight container in the fridge, or store individual portions in plastic wrap in the fridge. To reheat, simply microwave the individual portions to heat through. To serve, top with fruit of your choice, yogurt, or traditional breakfast items like eggs and sausage.
Maple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
- baking dish or small casserole dish
- mixing bowl
- 2 bananas, overripe
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon, divided
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1 cup cashew milk, unsweetened, or almond milk or skim
- 1.5 cups old fashioned oats
- 1 tsp sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Spray a small baking dish or casserole with cooking spray. I used an 8.5" x 11" 2.5qt casserole dish for this.
- Add the overripe bananas to the bottom of a mixing bowl, and mash them with a fork.
- Add the applesauce, maple syrup, 1 tsp cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract, and stir to combine.
- Add the milk. Whisk together.
- Add the oats. Fold in.
- Pour the mixture evenly into the baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 tsp cinnamon with the 1 tsp sugar. Sprinkle this mixture evenly on top of the oats.
- Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.
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