Autumn is in full swing, and the apple and pumpkin recipes are going to keep coming around here! From Pumpkin Apple Spice Loaf to Pumpkin Muffins, and Paleo Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies to Apple Cinnamon Flax Muffin Bites, I love the flavors of this season and all the concoctions I’ve been cooking up. Today I’m sharing a recipe pulled from the archives, one of my earliest creations back when I first started cooking in college. This Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal cake is perfect for a warming autumn breakfast that you can make and bake ahead while you get ready for your day, and it’s easy to whip up with ingredients you have on hand.
Like my pumpkin spice oatmeal cake, this apple cinnamon baked oatmeal cake is perfect for the autumn. The combination of apples and cinnamon is a classic, and when paired with other ingredients like wholesome warming oats, egg white, yogurt, and a hint of maple syrup, it fills your kitchen with an aroma like a Yankee Candle (which in my opinion is awesome). Every bite is soft and doughy and delicious.
It’s a lovely meal to start off a crisp autumn morning. It’s also 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 even works as a lazy morning dish, because you can lounge around reading the newspaper and slowly waking up while the oatmeal cake bakes. Basically, it’s great for anytime!
- 1/2 cup gluten free 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
- Pinch salt
- For ramekin: 1 tsp butter (can substitute olive oil or cooking spray)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 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.
- 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).
- Bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes, then set oven to high broil for an additional 5 minutes.
- 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.
- Top with 1 Tbsp of yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!
What’s your go-to breakfast?
Are you a fan of apples and cinnamon or apples and caramel (or both)?
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20 thoughts on “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.
I love all the ingredients and am all about the one-portion recipes because I usually just cook for me!
Just had breakfast which was my go-to oatmeal, cinnamon, honey, and almond butter. Sounds like I should start adding some apples to the mix 🙂
I think so 🙂 You need to refuel!
Ohhhh… it’s like apple pie for breakfast! I’m so excited for cooler mornings and oatmeal breakfasts.
I know – it is unseasonably warm in NYC now so I feel like I’m cheating a little (but also, it’s still hot as anything in San Diego isn’t it?) and yet the autumn flavors cannot wait.
Ohmicrud, your baked oatmeal-anything recipes always make me so hungry! This looks super tasty (+ I’m all about the apples! <3)!
The apples are awesome 🙂 I can’t do oatmeal bakes so many days a week like I was last winter/spring because of the whole cut down on other grains thing I have going on, but 1-2x a week is still okay and I am savoring them!
Nothing like a great throwback from a past recipe, isn’t it so funny to look back at posts from when you first started?! Coming over after finding you through the FB group post on listing the three words 🙂 Love it girly!
This looks really easy and super yummy! My mom’s gluten intolerant, so I’m definitely going to make this for her. Thanks!