It’s easy to make a dozen moist Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Bites (no added sugar) in under 30 minutes for a yummy breakfast or snack!
If you’re looking for a tasty, easy to prepare breakfast treat that contains no extra added sugar, may I suggest these apple cinnamon baked oatmeal bites? I found the recipe on Pinterest a while ago, and am just now getting around to sharing the recipe here on my blog.
These yummy, muffin-sized breakfast bites are sweetened naturally with two medium-ripe bananas and an apple! Another plus is… not only do they taste great, they are low calorie (under 90 calories each). That’s a WIN-WIN!
This recipe makes one dozen apple cinnamon baked oatmeal bites, and they are ridiculously EASY to prepare (into the oven in about 10 minutes). Basically, if you can stir ingredients, you can make these yummy baked oatmeal bites. Here’s how easy they are to make:
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Make The Batter For Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Bites
In a medium-sized bowl, mash two medium-ripe bananas with the backside of a fork. For this recipe it’s important the bananas are not overly ripe or too mushy (completely brown on the outside) OR not ripe enough (too firm- green on the peels). You want them soft and ripe enough they are easy to mash (a few brown spots on the peels). The bananas are the ingredient that will add most of the sweetness to the oatmeal bites, so you want them “just right”.
Add one egg to the banana mixture, and continue to stir until the mashed bananas and egg are combined.
Now you will add the old-fashioned oats, cinnamon, baking powder, milk and a pinch of salt to the banana mixture in the bowl. Stir these ingredients well, until the “batter” is mixed together. Add the diced apple pieces, and stir until they have been fully incorporated into the batter.
NOTE: You can use unpeeled OR peeled apples in this recipe. Either way is perfectly fine! I tend to not peel them, because I like the pop of color in the apple cinnamon baked oatmeal bites! I also recommend using a firm sweet apple, like Fuji, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, McIntosh, etc. to help add sweetness to the baked oatmeal bites, since there is no added sugar in the recipe.
Cooking Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Bites
Line 12 standard-sized muffin cups with paper liners OR lightly spray each cup with non-stick baking spray. Because the batter is quite chunky, I recommend using the paper liners, but ultimately that’s your choice. Evenly divide the apple cinnamon baked oatmeal bites batter into the cups. Each cup will end up being about 2/3 full.
Bake in a preheated 375°F. oven (on the middle rack) for 15-16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the top center comes out clean. Remove the muffin pan from the oven, and let them cool for a few minutes, before removing each one out of the pan. As you can see in the 2 photos below, there is not much visible difference in the color before baking (top photo) and after baking (bottom photo).
Transfer the apple cinnamon baked oatmeal bites to a wire rack to cool completely. As they cool, you may see them pull away from the paper liners a bit. That’s perfectly fine!
Ready To Enjoy Some Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Bites?
Once they have cooled to room temperature, these little bites of oatmeal apple goodness are ready to eat! They are moist, flavorful, and filled with soft, tender pieces of apple! I truly feel these breakfast treats taste their best at room temperature (and not served hot). Again… that is your choice, whether to serve them at room temperature or slightly warm.
You can store any leftovers in an airtight container on the counter. They do not have to be refrigerated, and will stay moist for 3-4 days. You can also wrap them really well and store them in your freezer for 2-3 months, if desired.
I really enjoy these simple breakfast bites and hope you will, too! Sometimes the simplest breakfasts can be filling and tasty, and this is one of them. I usually eat two of them for each meal, because of their low calorie count, Thank you so much for stopping by this blog. I hope you have a wonderful day… and come back soon! God Bless You!
Looking For More Recipes Using Old-Fashioned OATS?
You can find all of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have lots of breakfast recipes, with quite a few featuring OATS, including:
- Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
- Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats
- Blueberry Apple Pecan Baked Oatmeal
- Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats with Pecans
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The original recipe source: Lidia Simic, at: https://yummiestfood.com/apple-cinnamon-baked-oatmeal/
It's easy to make a dozen moist Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Bites (no added sugar) in under 30 minutes for a yummy breakfast or snack!
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 2 bananas , medium-ripe
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 medium apple , diced (peeled or unpeeled)
Preheat oven to 375°F. Insert paper liners into 12 standard-sized muffin cups OR lightly spray cups with non-stick baking spray.
In medium-sized bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add egg; continue stirring until bananas and egg are combined. Add oats, cinnamon, baking powder, milk and a pinch of salt to banana mixture. Stir well, until mixed. Add diced apple; stir until fully incorporated into batter.
Evenly divide batter into prepared muffin cups (about 2/3 full). Bake at 375°F. on middle rack for 15-16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the top center comes out clean. Remove pan from oven; let cool a few minutes, before removing them from the pan. Transfer apple cinnamon baked oatmeal bites to a wire rack to cool completely before serving.
You can store these in an airtight container for 3-4 days on the counter (no refrigeration needed). They can be stored in freezer for 2-3 months IF well-wrapped in airtight container.
Caloric calculation was made using 1% milk.
Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!