German-Inspired Baked Oatmeal with Cranberries and Apples

German-Inspired Baked Oatmeal with Cranberries and Apples

Your morning might be much improved with this German-inspired baked oatmeal with apples and cranberries. Using a simple oatmeal idea, this recipe creates a warm, soothing, and filling baked goodie. It’s ideal for a nice morning meal, a weekend brunch, or even a healthful dessert.

Table of Contents


2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup brown sugar (stevia)

2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Olive oil (for greasing)

Lemon juice (to prevent browning)

1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and chopped

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Powdered sugar for dusting (optional)


1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9-inch baking dish or cake pan.

2. Mix Dry Ingredients: In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, and brown sugar.

3. Mix Wet Ingredients: In another bowl, whisk together the milk, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract.

4. Combine Ingredients: Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until well combined. Fold in the chopped apple, dried cranberries, and walnuts (if using).

5. Bake: Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the oatmeal is set.

6. Cool and Serve: Let the baked oatmeal cool for a few minutes before cutting into squares or slices. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.


Variations: You can substitute the apple with pears or use a combination of both for extra flavor. Raisins or dried cherries can be used instead of cranberries.

Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven before serving.

Serving Suggestions: Serve warm with a dollop of yogurt or a drizzle of maple syrup for added sweetness

 Nutritional Information (Per Serving, based on 8 servings):

Calories: 220

Protein: 5g

Carbohydrates: 36g

Dietary Fiber: 4g

Sugars: 16g

Fat: 7g

Saturated Fat: 3g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 150mg

This baked oatmeal combines the comforting flavors of a traditional German cake with the wholesomeness of oats, making it a perfect breakfast or snack option. Enjoy!

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