Gluten-Free Baked Apple Oatmeal

Gluten-free Baked Apple Oatmeal | The Baking Beauties

Mmm…apples, cinnamon and oatmeal. The perfect combination for a great, hearty and healthy breakfast. I like making sure my kids have a good breakfast before heading out the door, and  this Gluten-Free Baked Apple Oatmeal definitely fits that bill. They both really like the baked oatmeal, and I love that I can bake it the day before, and just re-heat their pieces, topped with milk, in the microwave the next morning. Truly faster than those little packets of instant oatmeal, and WAY better for you too. My kids liked theirs topped with a squiggle of caramel sauce. YUM!

Side Note: Now, I know, not all of you can eat oats, even if they are gluten-free. However, a number of us can tolerate them without any problems. Just make sure your oats are labeled “Gluten-Free” on the package. If you’re unsure, please talk to your doctor about it.

Gluten-Free Baked Apple Oatmeal
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 9
Mmm...apples, cinnamon and oatmeal.This gluten-free Baked Apple Oatmeal is the perfect combination for a great, hearty and healthy breakfast.
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup milk of your choice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups gluten-free old-fashioned oats
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 chopped or shredded apple of your choice
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease an 8x8-inch square baking pan. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  4. Pour into lightly greased baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven for 30-35 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes before serving. This would be great topped with some ice cream or whipped cream too.


Check out our other baked oatmeal recipe: Pumpkin Crunch Baked Oatmeal

I’m linking this post to Simply Sugar and Gluten Free’s Slightly Indulgent Tuesday. There is always a fantastic variety of made-healthier foods listed, just not all are gluten-free, so be sure to check. 😉

By the way, Amy’s new cookbook, Simply Sugar and Gluten Free is now available! It is under $10, and has 180 recipes that can be made in 20 minutes. Win, Win, Win situation! :)


  1. Jeanine says

    @Sarah Definitely give it a try! The texture is totally different than that of boiled oatmeal. I think texture is one of the problems some have with regular cooked oatmeal.

  2. betty r says

    I love baked oatmeal, next time I shall add chopped apples and I like the idea of caramel drizzled on top. And now Jeanine you have made me hungry for's on the menu for breakfast tomorrow:)

  3. Kim-Cook it Allergy Free says

    Jeanine! I heart heart heart Baked Oatmeal!! This one looks awesome! My kids call baked oatmeal "Oatmeal Cake" and think it is a total treat! I will definitely be trying this one now! Yum!

  4. Jeanine says

    @betty r Well Betty, making you hungry for oatmeal isn't a bad thing. now if it had been a cheesecake, I might have felt a little bit guilty (but probably not). 😉 Enjoy it!

  5. withoutadornment says

    I've never worked up the courage to try making baked oatmeal, but now I really want to! This looks amazing!

  6. Erin Jackson says

    Does this reheat well? I wanted to make it tonight and eat for breakfast in the morning but I wasn't sure how it would reheat

  7. Jeanine says

    @Erin Jackson Erin, you bet it does! I bake it the night before all the time, and then reheat it in the microwave for the next 3 or 4 breakfasts for the kiddos. Or, if you have enough time, you can mix it up today, cover it, put it in the fridge, and pop it in the oven to bake it tomorrow morning.

  8. Carol, Simply...Gluten-free says

    Yum! I can just imagine how amazing this tastes and the way the house will smell while baking. Great recipe!

  9. Katie Black says

    Thank you for the great recipe. I really don't like cooked oatmeal by itself, but this was amazing. I grated my apple so that there was some in every bite and it worked really well.

  10. Wendy says

    I LOVE ME SOME GF OATS! Thanks for sharing :) I'm going to whip up some of this today to use as breakfasts this week.

    My oldest daughter has Type 1 Diabetes and, sometimes, our morning routine can be a drag — yawn, check sugar, yawn, think about what I'll throw on the table for breakfast, yawn, count carbs in my head, yawn, dial up a dose, yawn, wait for her insulin pump to deliver it, yawn, yawn, yawn….having something like this ready and waiting is going to help!

    Note to self: grate apple and add some orange zest…DONE!!

    Thanks :)

    PS — I found you via a FB post by Jules Gluten Free.

  11. Jeanine says

    @Wendy Welcome here, Wendy! So glad that you found your way here. That sounds like a rough morning routine to go through everyday. Hard enough to get the kids moving as is, but with that routine, sounds like you could use all the short cuts you can take. Grated apple & orange zest sound fantastic!

  12. Sara in Cali says

    Great inspiration. I saw several versions of baked oatmeal on your site and settled on this one. It baked up deliciously. I made some changes (as I can hardly leave a recipe alone, even the first time). I didn’t have apple sauce on hand so I rough chopped an apple into aproimately 6 pieces, threw it into the blender with 3 eggs, added 2 Tbs ground flax for nutrition, eliminated the milk all together, reduced the cinnamon a bit, added a handful of dried cranberries, and viola… delicious baked apple oatmeal! Kids and hubby love it! Oh boy, did that pan disappear quickly!

    Ran out of apples today, but had bananas on the counter that had just turned spotty, so I used 3 bananas and eggs in the blender as the base. Vanilla extract instead of cinnamon, sprinkled the top with a tablespoon of sugar for a crispy sweet crust. Delish!!

    I can’t wait to try with pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice! Eminently adaptable to whatever you want to add in. Thanks for a great recipe!!

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