Cozy, warm, and full of seasonal flavors, this Baked Apple Sweet Potato Oatmeal is the perfect breakfast to wake up with. Veggie-loaded with amazing sweet potato and brought next level with sweet apple and warm spices, this baked oatmeal can easily be vegan and gluten-free.Jump to Recipe
Sweet Potato Oatmeal
Baked oatmeal has quickly become a breakfast staple in our house. Easy to make and perfect for enjoying as leftovers on a busy morning, I am discovering all the amazing ways I can add flavor and veggies to baked oatmeal…and now it is time for sweet potatoes to shine!
Since the cooler months are here, I felt inspired to jazz up this batch of baked oatmeal with some warm seasonal flavors to make the perfect cozy breakfast recipe. Apples and sweet potatoes just feel like they belong together and really complement one another. And when put into baked oatmeal, they make for the perfect late fall/winter breakfast recipe!
Why this oatmeal is so great….
- Super easy to make. Just mix everything in a bowl, throw it into a baking dish, and pop this sweet potato oatmeal into the oven. It is great to prep the night before and store in the fridge or whip up in the morning and let bake while I am sipping coffee or getting ready.
- Makes for great leftovers. This apple baked oatmeal is a great recipe to make a big batch of at the start of the week and reheat as needed. Or if you want to enjoy it for a holiday breakfast or on a sleepy weekend morning, make it the night before so you aren’t having to cook day of!
- Satisfying & filling. Loaded with fiber from oats, protein from eggs and milk, this oatmeal really is a fueling breakfast!
- Flavorful. Great combo of spices, sweet apples, and rich sweet potatoes, this baked oatmeal is a super satisfying breakfast for both the taste buds and the belly.
- Sweet potatoes at breakfast! Veggies of any kind sometimes get left out of breakfast! I love that this baked oatmeal serves up something seasonal, delicious AND has good-for-you sweet potatoes in it!
- Adaptable. This baked oatmeal can easily be made gluten free, egg-free, dairy-free, vegan or with whatever you have on hand (see suggested adaptations below).
- Make it gluten free. Simply make sure the oats you are using in this baked sweet potato oatmeal recipe are certified gluten-free and you are good to go!
- Make it dairy-free. Replace the milk with your favorite plant based milk.
- Make it egg-free. Sub 2 “flax eggs” when making this recipe.
- Swap out sweet potatoes for butternut squash puree or pumpkin puree.
- Make it ahead and reheat! The best part about this baked gingerbread oatmeal is that it makes for great leftovers! To reheat it, just throw the pan of baked oatmeal into a 300℉ oven and let it warm up for about 10-15 minutes. You can also use a microwave if you prefer.
- Omit apples. If you prefer to enjoy this just as a sweet potato baked oatmeal, leave the apples out.
- Replace apples with blueberries. I love blueberries in baked oatmeal and think they complement sweet potatoes beautifully! Swap out the apples in this recipe with 1 cup of blueberries if you want to switch the flavors up.
Other easy and healthy veggie-loaded recipes.
- Sweet Potato Peanut Butter Muffins
- Blueberry Sweet Potato Bread
- Sweet Potato Pancakes
- One-Bowl Sweet Potato Brownies
- Sweet Potato Apple Sausage Skillet
Baked Apple Sweet Potato Oatmeal
- olive oil or avocado oil for greasing
- 2 cups rolled oats use certified gluten free if needed
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons ground flax or chia seeds optional
- 1 cup milk of choice this works great with almond milk if dairy-free needed
- 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
- 2 eggs can sub flax eggs to make egg-free
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup sweet potato puree or cooked and mashed sweet potato
- 1 medium apple of choice roughly chopped
- 1/3 cup chopped pecans, walnuts or almonds optional, omit to make nut-free
- Preheat the oven to 375℉ degrees. Grease a 8×8 baking dish with oil.
- In a medium bowl, combine oats, flax meal, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Mix to combine.
- Add eggs, milk, vanilla, sweet potato, and maple syrup/honey to bowl. Stir to combine.
- Stir in apples.
- Spread into the prepared baking dish and top with nuts, if using. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Oatmeal is done baking when top is golden.
- Enjoy warm topped with yogurt, a splash of milk, sliced bananas, an extra drizzle of maple syrup, whipped cream or simply on its own. Let cool completely and store in fridge for up to 4 days.