Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups

Packed with wholesome, nourishing ingredients, satisfying and so delicious, these Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups are a perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack. Super easy to make! Gluten-free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free and Dairy-Free optional.

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups

Easy, Nourishing, Satisfying and Delicious!

These Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups are a delicious make-ahead breakfast or snack! Perfect for busy mornings!

They’re packed with wholesome nourishing ingredients, super satisfying and so delicious!

Plus, they are gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free optional.

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Just like our Zucchini Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cups, these are super EASY to make!

Before I get to the ingredients…

I have a cooking video on this page, and as with all our recipes, there is a printable recipe with exact measurements at the bottom of this page.

All you need is 12 ingredients:

ground flaxseed meal

chia seeds

apple

banana

maple syrup

gluten-free oats

milk or dairy-free milk of choice

vanilla

salt

cinnamon

nutmeg (not shown in photo below or in video for those of you watching closely!)

baking powder

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A note about oats: Oats are a naturally gluten-free grain but they are contaminated via cross contact with wheat, barley and rye during the growing and processing process.  So definitely look for gluten free oats, preferably certified gluten free oats.

But there’s more.… back when my son was first diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten-free oats were mostly grown via a process known as purity protocol.  In recent years, gluten-free oats have also been processed through a manufacturing process known as “sorting”.  There is much controversy about sorting versus purity protocol oats.  For more information I’m linking articles by GF Jules and by Gluten-Free Watchdog.

Also, some people with celiac don’t tolerate oats so please do what ‘s best for you and your health.

Back to the Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups…

They come together quickly.

Start by peeling and shredding the apple and letting it sit and drain water, while you gather the rest of your ingredients.

I just use a simple box shredder.

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Next, make your flax egg, which is just flax seed meal mixed with water.

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Then all you do is mix the wet ingredients together in a large bowl.

Then add in the dry ingredients.

Then mix in the apple.

Spoon evenly into muffin tins, add extra apple pieces if you want (I only do it if I have extra apple) and bake!

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Your home will smell amazing while they bake for 30 minutes! Nothing like the smell of baked apples and cinnamon!

Let sit in the muffin tins for 5-10 minutes to continue cooking/ setting, then let cool on a drying rack if you plan to store them in the refrigerator or freezer.

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I tend to leave a few out and freeze the rest so they stay fresher longer.

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The texture will be as expected, like a baked oatmeal — super soft when it comes out of the oven but as they cool, they hold together beautiful.

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They aren’t very sweet so they are perfect as is or with some nut butter drizzled on top!

And you can eat them warm (reheat in microwave for a few seconds), straight from the fridge or room temperature.

Either way, they are nourishing, satisfying and a delicious gluten-free breakfast or snack.

Hope you love them as much as we do!

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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups
 
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Packed with wholesome, nourishing ingredients, satisfying and so delicious, these Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups are a perfect make-ahead breakfast or snack. Super easy to make! Gluten-free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free and Dairy-Free optional. Freeze well.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack, Apple Recipes
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free optional
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (they aren't sweet as is, but you could reduce to 2 tablespoons for even less sweet)
  • ½ cup mashed banana
  • 1 flax egg (1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 2.5 tablespoons water, soaked 5 minutes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cup gluten-free oats
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup apple shredded, let stand for 10 mins and gently press out excess liquid
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 12 muffin tins with paper liners, lightly spray or oil paper liners to avoid sticking.
  2. If you haven't already, shred your apple and let stand while you gather the rest of your ingredients, then before adding to mix gently press out any excess water using your hands or a paper towel.
  3. If you haven't already, prepare your flax egg by mixing flax seed meal with water and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. In a large mixing bowl add all liquid ingredients: milk, maple syrup, mashed banana, flax egg and vanilla and mix to combine.
  5. Add dry ingredients: oats, chia seeds, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and mix to combine.
  6. Add apple and mix to combine.
  7. Using a small ladle or large spoon, spoon mixture into prepared muffin tins as evenly as possible, gently spooning or pressing mixture flat and into corners.
  8. Bake 30-32 minutes, or until set and a toothpick comes out clean. The top will be slightly golden.
  9. Let rest for 5 mins, then enjoy! Or let cool on a baking rack.
  10. Store in the refrigerator for several days or freezer for up to 3 months.
  11. Reheat in microwave for 15-30 seconds to warm as desired.

 

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