I enjoyed my pumpkin spice oatmeal cake so much, I decided to whip up another – but since I’d finished the pumpkin, I needed a new flavor palate. Enter apples and cinnamon, one of the best combinations for a warming winter treat known to all mankind! Perfect for these days when silver-white winter is supposed to turn into spring, but spring seems a little shy to come out and play…
1/2 cup gluten-free rolled oats
1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup milk of choice (I used So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk)
2 Tbsp Greek yogurt (I recommend using 2% or full fat for the creaminess)
1 egg white (substitute applesauce if desired)
1/2 small apple, cubed
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For ramekin: 1 tsp butter (can substitute olive oil or cooking spray)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl, then add in wet ingredients (only use 1 Tbsp of yogurt here) and cubed apple and mix well.
3. Melt butter in 1-cup (8 ounce) ramekin to coat inner surface. (You can also use olive oil or cooking spray, but I found that butter worked really well in this recipe to give the cake a yummy buttery crust).
4. Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, then set oven to high broil for an additional 5 minutes.
5. Use a knife to carefully pry the edges of the cake from the ramekin (easy as long as it was greased well!) and flip upside down into a dish.
6. Top with 1 Tbsp of yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!
This is a perfect post-workout breakfast – you can come home, whip up the ingredients, and stick it in the oven while you shower and get ready, then eat before you leave. It’s also a perfect lazy morning dish, because you can just lounge around reading the newspaper and slowly waking up while the oatmeal cake bakes. Basically, it’s great for everyone! And it’s completely gluten-free. What’s your go-to breakfast?
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11 thoughts on “Miniature Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cake”
That apple cinnamon oatmeal cake looks delicious, especially with greek yogurt and cinnamon for toppings! This looks like a fun way to jazz up oatmeal during the week! Definitely need to try it 🙂
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This sounds delicious. I need to have more fun with oatmeal! 🙂
Oatmeal is seriously one of the foods that surprised me the most in its versatility – you can have so much fun with it, and yet in popular culture it’s such a boring thing (I always think of Oliver Twist with his bowl of gruel!)
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This looks delicious! ❤ I love apples + oatmeal; this is a perfect combination! :]
So happy you linked up so I could find this recipe! It looks great, and I love the idea of having them bake while you’re in the shower. SO SMART. And, I bet they smell amazing.
Thank you! I’m relatively new to the blogging world (4 months or so in) so linkups were new to me but they are awesome for sharing ideas and inspiration. And yes – I used to eat instant oatmeal due to impatience with having to stir…but popping this in, hitting the shower, and having it ready after is much more tasty and satisfying (and makes my apartment smell like a Yankee Candle).
I love everything about this recipe Alyssa. Oats, easy and gluten free! Thanks for linking up and sharing with the #fitfam 🙂
Glad I found all of you!
Looks so easy and yummy! I will have to give it a try, thanks for sharing and linking up 🙂
Absolutely! And it is ridiculously easy – I’ve been making these for years and they were some of the first things I felt safe using my oven for 🙂
Looks delicious!! I always find apple oats or oatmeal cakes to be so filling and comforting like indulging apple pie.