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.
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.
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
milk or dairy-free milk of choice
nutmeg (not shown in photo below or in video for those of you watching closely!)
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.
Next, make your flax egg, which is just flax seed meal mixed with water.
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!
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.
I tend to leave a few out and freeze the rest so they stay fresher longer.
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.
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!
Scroll down for recipe and leave a comment if you make them.
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.
Hi! My name is Karen, and I’m the mom in our Healthy Gluten-Free Family. My posts and pictures here and on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter are labors of love that allow me to share a very personal journey with you, one our family has taken together — learning, experimenting and sharing how to raise a healthy happy gluten-free family. Read more ...