Apple and Almond Butter Baked Oatmeal

This is my new favorite oatmeal and that says a lot from me. You must make it. Seriously.  Apples and almond butter go perfectly together.  Then you add cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar and it’s like an apple pie.  It’s also a great recipe to make ahead and reheat as needed.


Let’s do this! (The recipe calls for one egg…it forgot to show up for the picture. Sorry.)

In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, applesauce, and vanilla.

Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture. Stir to combine.

Add the almond butter and stir to combine.

Add the apples and almonds and stir again.

Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30-35 minutes in a 350 degree oven until golden.


2 cups old fashioned oats (can use gluten-free oats)
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 3/4 cups cashew milk (or milk of your choice)
1 large egg
3 tablespoons cinnamon applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup creamy all-natural almond butter (or nut butter of your choice)
1/2 cup sliced almonds
2 cups diced apples (I leave the skin on)


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8 square baking dish and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, mix together the oats, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Set aside.

3. In another small bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, applesauce, and vanilla extract.

4. Pour the liquid mixture over the oat mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the peanut butter and mix until combined. Add the apples and almond; stir again. Pour mixture into prepared pan.

5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden and oatmeal is set. Let cool for 5 minutes and serve warm.

Note-this baked oatmeal is great reheated in the microwave. We like to make a pan and eat it throughout the week. This recipe can easily be doubled for a 9 x 13 pan. Use gluten-free oats to make this recipe gluten-free. You can serve with brown sugar, an extra splash of milk, cinnamon, or raisins if desired!


Recipe adapted from: Two Peas and Their Pod

Related Recipes:

Blueberry Baked Steel Cut Oats

Chewy Oatmeal Scotchies

Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars


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  • http://www.ksrunner.com Sarah @ KS Runner

    This looks great! Another awesome recipe from you!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Thanks so much!!

  • http://www.RUNNINGaroundmykitchen.com Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen

    This looks great! I love oatmeal :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy


  • http://fitsickle.com fitsickle

    Looks perfect for this cold weather!!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      It is!!!

  • http://www.runningnreading.com Running ‘N’ Reading

    Jen, this look fantastic, especially in this cold weather – GAH! I’m not having any added sugar during lent, but I’m thinking I could add in a banana or a little stevia in place of the brown sugar for now; I think it would be good, either way! I love the addition of the almond butter – one of my faves. Thanks so much for sharing this great creation! Hope you’re staying safe and warm over there; it sounds brutal!

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Maple syrup and honey are great sweeteners too for oatmeal. Hope you like it!!!

      • http://www.runningnreading.com Running ‘N’ Reading

        Thank you!

  • http://leerunsdistances.wordpress.com FLRunnerBoy

    Sweet!!! A new spin on oatmeal, thanks Jen! :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      This is my hands down favorite oatmeal recipe!

  • http://www.runjenny.tumblr.com Jennifer

    This looks wonderful!! I’ve been obsessed with oatmeal as of late.

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      Me too!!

  • Tracy

    Made this baked oatmeal yesterday and YUMM!!! Thanks for sharing

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      I am so happy to hear that…thank you!!!

  • http://gravatar.com/abbstan abbstan

    I made this today (adding chia and hemp) and my whole family loves it! I’ll have to make a triple pan and make it last through the week. :)

    • http://jenchoosesjoy.com jenchoosesjoy

      That’s so great!!! Thanks for sharing:)