Cinnamon & Apple Festive Baked Oats with a Brown Sugar and Walnut Topping

So, this idea came to mind after being freezing outside and feeling a little under the weather and wanting something to make me feel cosy and content before heading back out. These flavours are also a childhood favourite and remind me of the days of mum making me ready brek and piling on the sugar (Shh!)

An absolutely delicious and quick combination which you will be making for days over the christmas period while listening to christmas songs (and not only for breakfast!!). Also, who doesn't love an apple and cinnamon combo!

(to make for 1)

  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup sukrin brown sugar alternative
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • Half the brown sugar 
  • 3 tbsp ground almonds 
  • 1/2 table spoon butter (yes!! get those good fats in!)
  • Handful walnits

Sauce (optional)

  • 1/4 of the brown sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup almond milk


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease a small dish.

In a medium bowl mix together oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and set aside.

Then, peel, core and thinly slice apples. Pour milk into a large bowl, crack eggs one by one into a smaller bowl, before adding to the milk bowl. Whisk eggs with the milk until well combined.

Add half the brown sugar and vanilla to milk mixture and continue to whisk until all sugar is dissolved. Pour dry ingredients into the milk mixture and mix until well combined.

The fun part, line the bottom of baking dish with a layer of apples, pour about ¼ of mixture over the apples, continue to alternate layers of apples and oat mixture until you have used all oat mixture and apples.

Place topping ingredients in a small bowl mix together using the back of a fork or your fingers. Sprinkle over oat mixture, bake oatmeal in oven 25 to 30 minutes or until top starts to turn golden brown. But keep checking, you don't want these going dry!

During the last 15 minutes of cooking time, whisk brown sugar sauce ingredients in a small sauce pan until well combined. Heat pan over medium heat, stirring until

Then the best part, once cooked take out the oven, transfer to a bowl, pour over the sauce and enjoy!

Some additional toppings you may want to serve with oatmeal are chopped nuts, coconut flakes, raisins or any fruit of your choice.

I really hope you enjoy this as much as I did. Make sure you post up and tag me if you make them! I absolutely LOVE seeing them!

Sophie xx