Fall is back and it is time for a new baked oatmeal recipe. We’ve had delicious Clementine Cranberry Baked Oatmeal and Zucchini Baked Oatmeal. Now it’s time for an allergy friendly and easy to make baked oatmeal. Egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free and no sugar added, Applesauce Baked Oatmeal is easy enough that even the kids could make it.
Now let me tell you, I am all about the kids making breakfast. In our busy homeschool morning life, I have found if the kids make breakfast I can get the morning off to a more productive start. Since we don’t buy many cereals and rely on making our own homemade granola once a week, we need back up.
Oatmeal is good, easy, and filling but sometimes we just want to change it up a bit. Popping that oatmeal into the oven gives it a different taste and texture, plus while it’s cooking no one needs to stir it. We can mix it, slide it into the oven, and get right to work for half an hour.
I love having allergy friendly recipes that we know and love because if we have guests, need to take a dish, or I sign up to take morning “moms’ snack” to our co-op it is always nice to have a variety of options that offer something for every one. I would pair this recipe with something like my gluten-free apple cake so most prevalent allergy and intolerance needs are met.
My favorite way to eat Applesauce Baked Oatmeal is with a little bit of cream or dairy-free alternative, maple syrup, and raisins. Enjoy!
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup chunky applesauce
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 cps water
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Grease pan - 8 x 10 up to 10 x 10 are perfect sizes.
- Mix dry ingredients.
- Mix in applesauce.
- Mix in water and vanilla.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
Homemade applesauce doesn’t get much easier than this. For my Applesauce Baked Oatmeal I use a homemade applesauce that I rough puree so it has some yummy apple chunks still.
I am so in love with this picture because it shows you just how deliciously decadent this breakfast is. The awesome thing is that it is still deliciously healthy too. You can use orange juice but clementines have a sweeter flavor that is special.
If gluten is an issue, or even if it isn’t, then try out this melt in your mouth gluten-free apple coffee cake.