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Baked Apple Oatmeal Recipe: an Easy Crowd-Pleaser Breakfast

Today I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes for an easy breakfast: my baked apple oatmeal recipe! I bake this in the oven while I’m cooking other things and it gives me breakfasts for days. Plus it’s gluten-free! (NOTE: If you have Celiac’s disease, you must get certified gluten-free oats.)

Here we go!


Baked Apple Oatmeal Recipe



  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  •  2 cups milk (dairy, almond, etc.)
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1-2 finely cut apples
  • 1 tsp cinnamon



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients listed above.
  • Pour into pre-greased 1 1/2-quart Corningware dish, or any medium-sized baking dish. (I “pre-grease” with coconut oil spray or olive oil spray.)
  • Top with more cinnamon, if you wish. (I’m a cinnamon-aholic.)
  • Bake in oven for about 30 minutes.
  • Oatmeal should come out bubbling. I undercook mine just a tad because it continues to soak up the milk as it is stored in the refrigerator.
  • To reheat: add a few drips of water per serving before reheating in microwave.
  • Enjoy!


And that’s it! Would you try it? Feel free to share this baked apple oatmeal recipe with someone who would like it, too!


Pumpkin Oats Recipe

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It may not be fall JUST yet but I am starting to use pumpkin in my recipes. 🙂 

Here we go! (makes 2-3 servings)


-1 cup old-fashioned oats 

-1 3/4 cups water

-1/2 cup canned pumpkin

-1 tsp cinnamon

-1/2 tsp nutmeg

-1 medium apple, chopped

-drizzled honey (optional) 


-boil water and cook oats, stirring often. 

-add pumpkin, spices, apple, and drizzle honey (optional). 


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Recipe Time! Cinnamon Pumpkin Oats Recipe

I love comfort food. There’s something so warming and wonderful about the mixture of creamy oats, cinnamon, pumpkin, and all sorts of goodies together into one little breakfast package.


And voila! I give you….a easy, nutritious recipe for cinnamon pumpkin oats. Enjoy!


AmandaPlazek.com Cinnamon Pumpkin Oats Recipe



1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup pureed pumpkin (I used canned, I’m lazy)
1 tsp cinnamon

Optional (your pick!):
-1 tsp stevia
-a handful of raisins/craisins

*Heat 1 cup water until it boils.
*Add 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats. Stir while cooking for 5 minutes. *Add pureed pumpkin and cinnamon; stir to combine.
*Add whatever you like next! Stevia, nuts, raisins..the choice is yours.



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Late Night? Eat Right.

Isn't that gorgeous?

Isn’t that gorgeous?


In the past I have discussed avoiding those late night cravings of potato chips or pizza or something of the like, and today is no exception to this discussion.

The other night I was hungry, and boy, did I want that piece of pizza..but instead, I ate blueberries and blackberries together and drizzled just a bit of honey on top. In my other cup of healthy deliciousness, I made some gluten-free oatmeal. Both were absolutely spectacular. I’ve really been digging Bakery on Main’s oatmeal since I had the chance to review it for you all, so I bought their Strawberry Shortcake flavor to try as well.


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Okay, I made it too watery. Sue me.

Okay, I made it too watery. Sue me.


This was a way for me to divert my late night snack cravings towards something with virtually no oils or fatty ingredients. I wasn’t hungry anymore, and I avoided going astray to my healthy habits.



Do you get late-night snack cravings like I do? What do you do/eat to combat against it?

GF Oatmeal Review: Bakery on Main

While I was at the Celiac Awareness Tour’s stop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, I got the chance to meet some really nice vendors. Many of the product representatives truly wanted me to try their products because they loved them and thought they should be known more widespread. I received samples of two different types of gluten-free oatmeal. Today I’m going to review the sample from Bakery on Main.

Most people don’t realize that oatmeal and oats are in a grey area for people who have gluten intolerance. For those who have Celiac’s, it’s a no-brainer: most oatmeals are processed with wheat, and they are out of the question. But for people like myself who only have a gluten intolerance, I’m still wary of normal oatmeal.

Here is Bakery on Main’s description of this product, found on their website:


“Say hello to happy mornings! Make your taste buds happy with the sweet flavor of pure maple syrup and make your body happy with a healthy multigrain blend of certified gluten free oats, amaranth and quinoa.”


Let’s see how it does…
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Product Review: Bakery on Main Maple Multigrain Muffin Instant Oatmeal

How does it look?

The product came in a stable package and was easily opened. The oatmeal looked like, well, oatmeal.

How does it cook?

The oatmeal cooked like the instant oatmeal pre-gluten intolerance. I boiled water and it was easy to stir and allow to thicken.

How does it taste?

All I can say is wow. I tried this and was shocked by its complete sweetness. I added strawberries and chia seeds and had an absolutely perfect meal. I immediately began to research where to buy this oatmeal while it was still hot in my bowl.

Absolute deliciousness

Absolute deliciousness

Overall Review

It’s certified gluten-free, it tastes delicious, and it’s easy to make.

Seriously, I’d eat this as a dessert. 5/5