A healthy delicious recipe for Baked Oats with caramelized apples, flax seeds, sesame seeds,  pumpkin seeds, warming spices and maple syrup. Vegan and GF-adaptable! Just 15 minutes of hands-on time before baking in the oven!
A simple delicious recipe for Baked Steal-Cut Oats with apples, flax seeds, sesame seeds,  pumpkin seeds, warming spices and maple syrup. Vegan and GF-adaptable! just 15 minutes of hands-on time before baking in the oven!
A warm and healthy breakfast, Baked Oats with Maple Glazed Apples will leave you feeling energized and satisfied for hours. I love the texture of these nutty chewy steel-cut oats – toothsome and sprightly. Surprisingly, even my bacon and eggs-loving husband is smitten with this!

How to make Baked Oats in a nutshell:

  1. Steal-cut oats are toasted in a skillet to bring out their nuttiness, along with the warming spices of cardamom, nutmeg and ginger.
  2. Flax seeds, toasted sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds add an earthy element, and a nice crunch, while seasonal apples and maple syrup add just the perfect amount of sweetness.
  3. The whole thing is placed in the oven to bake, the apples rising to the top, becoming perfectly caramelized.
  4. While it is baking, its lovely fall aroma wafts through the house, getting your appetite going.
A simple delicious recipe for Baked Stee-cut Oats with apples, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, spices and maple syrup. Vegan and easy! 

Can these baked oats be made Gluten-Free?

Yes! Just an FYI–for those of you who are gluten-free, Bob’s Red Mill makes gluten-free Steel Cut Oats.
use steel cut oats that are gluten free if you wish!

Toast the oats over medium heat stirring constantly for 5 minutes to give them a nutty toasty flavor.

Halfway into it, add the spices and let them toast as well. Enjoy the warm aroma.

toast the oats in the skillet fora nutty flavor

Add flax seeds.

Add toasted sesame seeds!

Add pumpkin seeds!

adding pumpkin seeds and spices
Slice 2-3 apples into ½ inch thick wedges. Use a variety if you want, for added interest.
slicing the apples

 

Add the apples to the 10-inch skillet….or transfer to a baking dish.

adding water and apples

Then add hot water, and maple syrup.

Place in a 375 F oven and bake for 40 minutes. The apples will rise to the top and begin to caramelize. Brush with a little maple syrup ( or butter) and broil for 1 minute until perfectly golden.

A simple delicious recipe for Baked Stee-cut Oats with apples, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, spices and maple syrup. Vegan and easy! 

Voila! Your Baked oats are done! With only 15 minutes of hands-on time, the oven does most of the work here!

A simple delicious recipe for Baked Stee-cut Oats with apples, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, spices and maple syrup. Vegan and easy! 

To serve, you could add a little more maple syrup or a dollop of butter- like Brian prefers.
I like my mine just like it is… light and lean.

xoxo

Sylvia

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A simple delicious recipe for Baked Stee-cut Oats with apples, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, spices and maple syrup. Vegan and easy! 

Baked Steel-Cut Oats w/ Maple Glazed Apples

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 40
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 1x
  • Category: breakfast, vegan
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

A simple delicious recipe for Baked Stee-cut Oats with apples, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, spices and maple syrup. Vegan and easy!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1 teaspoon cardamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, optional
  • 1 tablespoon whole flax seeds , optional
  • ¼1/2 cup pumpkin seeds, or sub pecans or walnuts
  • 23 apples- cut into ½ inch thick wedges ( honey crisp, gala, pink lady)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 tablespoons real maple syrup, plus more for after
  • 3 ½ cups boiling water
  • Serve with maple and butter (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F and Boil 3 ½ cups of water
  2. Toast steel cut oats in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet over medium heat stirring constantly. After 3 minutes add spices, and continue toasting for 2 minutes. Turn heat off.
  3. If baking in a casserole dish, transfer now, or bake it in the skillet. Add sesame, flax and pumpkin seeds and salt and give a good stir.
  4. Add apples and pour the boiling water over top. Add the maple syrup, and give another stir and place in the hot oven, uncovered.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes. At this point, brush the apples with a little more maple syrup ( or use butter) and broil for just a minute to deepen the caramelization until it’s perfectly golden.
  6. For heartier appetites, serve with butter and maple syrup….or keep it lean.

Notes

Use a 10-inch skillet, or an 8x 10-inch baking dish.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 ½ cups
  • Calories: 292
  • Sugar: 18.7 g
  • Sodium: 167.8 mg
  • Fat: 8.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48.4 g
  • Fiber: 7.9 g
  • Protein: 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: Baked oats, baked steal-cut oats, baked oats with apples, baked oats vegan

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    1. Yes, I would do everything up to adding the hot water. Store in the fridge.

  1. I wanted to print out this recipe but you didn’t show it in a printable format…only in text format.

    Can you please send it as a printable recipe?

  2. I made this recipe exactly with the exception of sesame seeds, as I run out of seeds. It was still heavenly. The cardamom really makes it special and it’s so fast and easy to put together. My only problem was stopping myself from devouring the whole thing. This one is a keeper! Can’t thank you enough.

  3. This delicious sounding recipe would make both my ‘oats every other morning’ for hubby happy and me too as an infrequent eater of cooked oats as breakfast option but sometimes my choice for lunch. We always have thick cut rolled oats in the pantry. Would this recipe work using those in place of steel cut oats and if so what recommendations might there be for modifying maybe liquid or cooking time or can I sub without concern for those elements? Thanks!

    1. Hi Michele, great question and I’m not sure. I would have to experiment. If you do try it, will you leave notes here and I’ll play with it to adjust recipe?

  4. Made it this cold Montreal morning and it was absolutely delicious. I served it with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Definitely, a keeper. Thanks Sylvia.

  5. I made this today and the spices were overwhelming. I like spicy food, but this tastes like chutney, not oatmeal, to me. I think next time I’d go with 1/4 teaspoon of the cardamom and nutmeg. In spite of that, I found the recipe fun and creative and I’m certain I’ll continue to experiment with it.

  6. This has to be one of my favourite breakfast recipes ever, I love apples and oats and this is just a lovely combination.

  7. Geez, this a dessert in my book. To be able to eat it for breakfast and feel righteous that I was eating healthy—–a dream come true. It looks awesome.

  8. These baked oats look so delicious.. and what a perfect way to start the day with! I have never had something like this for breakfast before, so you can definitely consider I will be making the recipe. Pinned!

  9. What a gorgeous breakfast! I’m so happy it’s apple season. And it’s always maple syrup season with me…:-)

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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