Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats

November 21 , 2017 by: Taylor Breakfast

If you’ve never had steel cut oats before, they’re oatmeal’s sturdier, chewier counterpart. They’re made from the same grain as the rolled oats you use for your typical morning oatmeal, except the oat groat is simply cut into pieces instead of rolled. This results in a much chewier texture than rolled oats (and a longer cooking time). Since they’re less processed, they also digest more slowly than rolled or instant oats, keeping you fuller, longer!

These oats are so satisfying – warm, chewy and just the right amount of sweetness! They’re the perfect hearty breakfast on these cool fall mornings, and they make your house smell like apple cinnamon heaven. They also reheat well so do yourself a favor and make these on Sunday so you can have healthy delicious breakfasts all week long!

I like to enjoy them with some coconut whipped cream and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon but you could also eat them with real whipped cream or greek yogurt, for a healthier option! Finally, I think you could substitute the apple for a pear and that would be really yummy as well. OR a 1/4 cup pumpkin puree and sub pumpkin pie spice for the cinnamon! Warning, I just had that genius idea, so I haven’t tested it yet! If anyone tries that out, please comment how it goes.

Baked Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats
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Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Category: Breakfast

Yield: 4

An easy, warm, hearty breakfast, perfect for fall, that will keep you full for hours!


  • 1 cup steel cut oats*
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 apple, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 3 cups almond milk (or your milk of choice)
  • Optional toppings - yogurt, coconut whipped cream, cinnamon


  • 1. Preheat oven to 375 F. Mix all ingredients (except toppings) in a cast iron skillet or square baking dish.
  • 2. Bake for 50 minutes and serve. Top with coconut whipped cream or yogurt and an extra sprinkle of cinnamon, if desired!


* If you soak the steel cut oats overnight, you can cut the cooking time in half! Instead of baking for 50 minutes, bake for 25 minutes and use 2 cups of almond milk instead of 3.


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