Mrs. Pamela’s Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal | THM: E, GF, DF

All the credit for this delicious recipe goes to a friend of a friend, who gave it to me with permission to share with you! We’re calling it Mrs. Pamela’s Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal, but since it’s a Trim Healthy Mama E Breakfast, you can substitute any fruit for the apple. Peaches and blueberries are also incredibly delicious here! 

I used Lakanto’s Classic Monkfruit Golden 1:1 Sugar Substitute in this recipe. It gives a wonderful, “brown sugar” flavor to Mrs. Pamela’s Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal. If you don’t have any of this on hand (though I highly recommend it as a 1:1 substitute for brown sugar…and you can use the Coupon Code: northernnester to save 15% off your order!), you could also use xylitol in the same amount, or Gentle Sweet in half the amount with a teeny bit of molasses added in. 

You can enjoy this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal straight out of the oven, as a snack, or in a bowl with almond or cashew milk poured over top. Either way, it’s a deliciously filling way to enjoy some energizing carbs! 

I like the texture of quick cooking oats best in this baked oatmeal, but old-fashioned plain also works wonderfully. 

If you’re on a tight budget, E meals tend to be pretty frugal ways to stay on plan. Oatmeal is a cheap and healthy complex carbohydrate that’s higher in protein than most grains, and high in vitamins and minerals. It can lower bad cholesterol, regulate blood sugar, relieve constipation, and keep you feeling full! Apples, applesauce, and egg whites are all very budget-friendly, too. This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is a fantastic way to keep a larger family happy, healthy, and on plan! 

If you’re looking for more budget friendly, on-plan oatmeal recipes, check out this round-up of 11 Trim Healthy Mama E breakfasts that prove oatmeal is anything but boring!

Yield: 9 servings

Mrs. Pamela's Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal | THM: E, GF, DF

Mrs. Pamela's Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal | THM: E, GF, DF

Mrs. Pamela's Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is a super frugal, super easy, super delicious and filling way to feed the whole family on plan! A THM E, this recipe is free of both dairy and gluten!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease a 9x9" baking dish.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk applesauce, sweetener, egg whites, almond milk, and vanilla extract together. In a separate bowl, stir together salt, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oatmeal. Add to wet ingredients and stir until well combined. Stir in chopped apple. Pour into prepared pan and spread out evenly. Optional: sprinkle with 1 Tbsp Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Golden 1:1 Sugar Substitute.
  3. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes. Serve hot or cold, with or without almond milk poured over top!

Notes

You can prepare this dish the night before and bake it in the morning as directed.

Any fruit may be substituted for the apple. Peaches and blueberries are especially good!

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups | THM: E

Pre-THM, Quaker Instant Oatmeal packets were my standard wintertime breakfast, and the apple cinnamon variety was one of my favorite flavors. Even though they were warm and comforting, those instant breakfasts provided little nutritional value. The combination of oats, sugar, and chemically processed flavorings were highly refined, and with almost no protein to act as a buffer, my blood sugars took a hit and I didn’t feel full for long after. However, the flavors wrapped up in those convenient brown packets were on point and also the inspiration for these healthier, heartier Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups!

These Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups are a deliciously flavorful Trim Healthy Mama-friendly E breakfast or snack, made with no special ingredients. An infusion of protein comes from:

A single banana is the “secret ingredient” in these baked oatmeal cups. You can’t taste it at all, but it provides a very natural sweetness and cuts down on the amount of sweetener needed (I used xylitol, but you can also Gentle Sweet in half the amount), making these oatmeal cups a very frugal meal, too. Unsweetened applesauce and cinnamon are mainly responsible for the flavor here.

This recipe makes 24 apple cinnamon baked oatmeal cups. They can be frozen or stored in an air-tight container in the fridge. I find myself craving carbs around 3:00pm every day, and these are so nice to have on hand for a quick grab-n-go snack with a cup of coffee. My kids love them too, and they make excellent breakfasts on busy morning with a glass of low-fat or double fermented kefir.

These are best made the day before. They are delicious warm out of the oven, but they will fall apart if you remove the liners before they’ve had a chance to cool completely. You can have 2 per serving and still be within the 45 gram carb limit for E meals.

Yield: 24 oatmeal cups

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups | THM: E

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups | THM: E

These Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups are reminiscent of instant oatmeal packages in the same flavor, but this version is much healthier and heartier. A THM E.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups cashew milk
  • 4 egg whites (or 1/2 cup liquid egg whites)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup xylitol
  • 3 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp mineral salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk cashew milk, egg whites, vanilla, applesauce, mashed banana, and xylitol together. In a separate bowl, stir oats, salt, baking powder, xanthan gum, and cinnamon together. Add to wet ingredients and stir until everything is well incorporated.
  3. Use a spoon or ice cream scoop to divide batter evenly in lined-muffin tins. Bake @ 350 F for 30 minutes.

Notes

You can have 2 per serving and still be within the 45 gram carb limit for E meals.