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Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups (Vegan, Gluten Free)

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 baked oatmeal cups 1x
  • Category: breakfast


These apple cinnamon baked oatmeal cups are the best healthy make-ahead breakfast or snack! They’re lightly sweetened, soft and chewy, and filled with apple cinnamon flavor in every bite.


  • 2 flax eggs
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups unsweetened soy milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large honeycrisp apple, diced 1/4 inch small (about 2 1/2 cups)


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray muffin pan with oil or line with paper/reusable liners.
  2. Whisk together flax meal and warm water in a small bowl to prepare the flax eggs. Set aside until a gel-like consistency forms.
  3. Add flax egg mixture to a large mixing bowl, along with applesauce, maple syrup, soy milk, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together oats, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, salt, and baking powder.
  5. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir to combine.
  6. Stir in the apple pieces.
  7. Fill each muffin cup fully, 1/3 – 1/2 cup of batter in each. You should have enough for 12 oatmeal cups.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the tops are starting to brown and a toothpick comes out clean in the center.
  9. Let cool slightly, then run a butterknife around the edge of each oatmeal cup to loosen them from the pan. 
  10. Enjoy immediately, or store in the fridge! 


  • Keeps well in an airtight container stored in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Keywords: baked oatmeal cups, apple cinnamon, breakfast, vegan, gluten free