Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal

Let’s pretend it’s fall, okay? This baked apple cider oatmeal tastes like fall, and we could all probably use a touch of autumn in the dead of summer. It’s intensely hot out there, but if it’s cool enough in the morning, you won’t regret making this dish for breakfast. You can also save this recipe for the fall though. Or…just do both. That’s what I’m gonna do! So let’s do this!

Delicious, sweet, and perfectly spiced Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #applecider #bakedoatmeal

You can usually find apple cider all year long, so check the glass-bottle aisle for juices and you should find it. Then you’re in business, because I’m sure you have all the other stuff from how often we make baked oatmeal with the same base! Banana, flax/chia, maple syrup… Nom!

Delicious, sweet, and perfectly spiced Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #applecider #bakedoatmeal

This one is just as easy as the other baked oatmeal recipes I have on the blog. And it’s just as delicious. If not more so. I adore using apple cider in these because it naturally sweetens these recipes, so I hope you’ll give this one a shot, even though it’s not currently fall!

Delicious, sweet, and perfectly spiced Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal! #fruitsohard #vegan #glutenfree #applecider #bakedoatmeal

I love baked oatmeals, y’all. So I hope you’ll try some of the other ones I have up here, like Sweet Potato PiePineapple Upside-Down CakeApple PieBlueberry French Toast, and Carrot Cake. Check out all of them by going to the baked oatmeals page!

Let me know if you try this recipe! Comment below, rate it, or take a photo and tag me @fruitsohard or #fruitsohard on Instagram. I’d love to see your creations. And don’t forget to cultivate some positivity and gratitude today. Tell me in the comments what you’re grateful for if you’d like. Vibe high, my friends!

Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Cool Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Delicious, sweet, and perfectly spiced Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal! It's vegan, gluten-free, and super yummy for that fall feeling!

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword: Baked Oatmeal
What you'll need:
  • 1/2 ripe banana, mashed (fresh or frozen-thawed
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • 3 tbsp apple cider
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • (optional) 1/8 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp ground flax/chia
  • (optional) 1-2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/2 chopped apple (a sweet apple - I used honeycrisp)
  • (optional) 1-2 tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon sugar (mix a little of each together)
What you'll do:
  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F (176 C) and ready your ramekin (either with parchment paper or nonstick spray - I choose to bake this oatmeal without either).

  2. In a medium bowl, mix mashed banana, applesauce, and apple cider well.

  3. Add cinnamon, (optional) turmeric, flax/chia, and (optional) maple syrup and mix well to combine.

  4. Mix in oats, apple, and (optional) walnuts. You may choose to leave some pieces of apple and/or walnuts out to top the mixture with.

  5. Place mixture into ramekin and top with apple, walnuts, and cinnamon sugar. Then bake for 20-25 minutes.