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Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked oatmeal, fall breakfast, oatmeal
Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr
This Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal is a hearty and flavorful way to start your day. Packed with fresh apples, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and seasonal spices, this seasonal breakfast dish is also easy to make.


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter - melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
  • 1 1/2 cups peeled, cored, and chopped apple - (I used Granny Smith.)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • Optional: Milk and pure maple syrup for serving.


  • Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 12 x 8-inch (2.5 quart) baking dish with baking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the milk, heavy cream, eggs, brown sugar, applesauce, melted butter, and vanilla extract until smooth and well combined.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the old fashioned oats, baking powder, salt, and apple pie spice.
  • Add the oat mixture to the egg mixture and stir to combine. Fold in the chopped apples, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, and orange zest. Transfer this to the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. If necessary, cover loosely with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning.
  • Serve with milk and pure maple syrup.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 398kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 7gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 293mgPotassium: 259mgFiber: 5gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 517IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 146mgIron: 2mg
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