Oven baked steel cut oats in a small bowl with blackberries, maple syrup, almond milk and almonds.

Apple Baked Steel Cut Oatmeal

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 60 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Vegan

An easy-to-make, delicious and healthy baked oatmeal dish. This is the perfect recipe to add to your weekend food prep so you’ve got a quick and hearty breakfast during the week. Try it topped with berries, a drizzle of almond milk and maple syrup and a spoonful of your favorite nut butter.



  • 1 cup steel-cut oats (176 g)
  • 3 cups almond milk or another plant-based milk of choice
  • 2 bananas, mashed (approx. 220 g)
  • 1 apple, chopped (approx. 150 g)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place the bananas in a glass baking dish (I used an 8×8 square dish) and mash with a fork until they form a paste.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
  4. Cover and bake for 45 minutes then remove the cover and bake for 15 more minutes. If you don’t have a lid for your baking dish, you can use a baking tray flipped upside down and placed on top of the dish (that’s what I do).
  5. Enjoy right away or store in the fridge for up to 5 days, enjoying cold or reheating as needed.


These will thicken up as they sit. If reheating later, drizzle with a bit of your favourite non-dairy milk, if you like.

Topping ideas: maple syrup, almond milk, berries, banana, peanut or almond butter, nuts, cacao nibs, coconut or tahini.


  • Serving Size: 1 (approx. 260 grams)
  • Calories: 234
  • Sugar: 10 g
  • Sodium: 88mg
  • Fat: 4.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 44 g
  • Fiber: 6.5 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 g

Keywords: oven, easy, healthy, plant-based, sugar-free, gluten-free, oil-free, low-fat