Overnight Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal

by Erin

I love warm apple cider, so it’s not a far stretch to imagine how delicious this baked apple cider oatmeal tastes when waking up to a crisp fall morning.

Overnight Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal with Milk.

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Want to wake up to a warm bowl of fall? If you make this baked oatmeal that’s exactly what will happen. With fresh apple, oats, cinnamon, walnuts, and even apple cider you’ll be ready to navigate your way through a corn maze – or just get through another weekday.

For an extra boost, serve it over some vanilla Greek yogurt or even apple cinnamon Greek yogurt! I don’t think it’s possible to be overloaded with apple-cinnamon in this situation, but I did serve mine with just a splash of milk.

Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal.

In other news, I finally submitted my first job application yesterday for a senior research position in the Infectious Disease Department at Genentech.

Somehow, not quite as nerve racking as sending my dissertation to my committee, but still up there. I was so involved in the application process that I forgot to eat lunch until nearly 3pm. Even better reason for me to wake up to a bowl of comforting, fall-flavored oatmeal! Other great ones to try are my baked pumpkin oatmeal and classic baked oatmeal.

Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal in a Bowl.

One year ago: Apple Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Pancakes

Overnight Baked Apple Cider Oatmeal with Milk.


Yield: 6 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


  • 2 apples, cored and cut into 1/2-inch chunks*
  • 1 Tbsp honey or agave
  • 1 cup uncooked old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, divided
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon, divided
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray an 8 x 8” or 9 x 9” ceramic or glass baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Arrange half of the apple chunks in a single layer on the bottom of the prepared dish. Sprinkle with honey and 1/4 tsp of the cinnamon and cover with foil. Bake 15 minutes, until the apples get soft.
  3. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine the oats, half of the nuts, baking powder, remaining cinnamon, and salt; stir together. In a separate bowl, whisk together the cider, egg, and vanilla extract.
  4. Remove the dish from the oven and allow to cool. Then pour the oat mixture over the apples.
  5. Pour the cider mixture over the oats, making sure to distribute the mixture as evenly as possible over the oats. Sprinkle the remaining apples and walnuts over the top. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and set in the fridge overnight.
  6. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Remove the plastic wrap and bake the oatmeal for 30-35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal has set. Serve warm.


*I left on the peel, remove if desired.

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Source: Adapted from Gina’s Skinny Taste.

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Post updated 10/19/22, photos above and below are the originals.

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Rachel @thedessertchronicles October 15, 2013 - 3:49 pm

I have been wanting to make baked oatmeal and need to use up the rest of my apples. This looks like the perfect recipe! thanks!

Caitlin October 11, 2013 - 3:33 pm

Yum, sounds like biting into fall for breakfast. Im definitely going to make this after apple picking this weekend :)

Tracey October 9, 2013 - 9:34 pm

Oh yum, it’s practically apple crisp for breakfast – that’s what I’m going to believe anyway ;) Good luck with the job search!

Susan October 9, 2013 - 7:10 pm

This sounds absolutely wonderful! Definitely going to make it. I just read your ‘about’ section, and am very impressed with what you’ve been studying. It would be nice to get a job with a well-known company like Genentech. Hope it comes through for you, and/or that your job hunt goes smoothly and quickly. I’m sure you would be an asset to any company that hires you.

Jenn and Seth October 9, 2013 - 5:44 pm

oh my gosh – YUM!! this looks sooo good!

kelly @ livelovepasta October 9, 2013 - 12:59 pm

I love oatmeal and this variation looks so yummy…and comforting! Good luck with the job search. :)

Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray October 9, 2013 - 12:34 pm

Woo, good luck with the job applications! Exciting. :)

steph@stephsbitebybite October 9, 2013 - 8:39 am

You know my obsession with oatmeal!!! So this…oh man…I need it!

Jennie @themessybakerblog October 9, 2013 - 8:33 am

It’s cold here, so I wouldn’t mind warming up with a bowl of this delicious oatmeal. Yum. Pinned!

Vicki @ WITK October 9, 2013 - 7:18 am

Good luck on the job hunting! Once you fill out a few applications you get in the groove and they’re much easier to fill out. :)


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