Baked Apple Pumpkin Oatmeal

overhead view of casserole dish and bowl with with baked apple pumpkin oatmeal

This baked oatmeal is filled with the flavors of apple and pumpkin and is perfect for a crisp fall morning. It’s made with simple ingredients and is naturally sweetened using maple syrup and dates.

casserole dish of baked apple pumpkin oatmeal with two serving dishes, a jar of pecans, a pumpkin and an apple in the backgroundAs I’ve mentioned before, oatmeal is one of my favorite things to have for breakfast. I love this version because it is super easy to put together and throw in the oven.

To start, we combine the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. These include:

  • Rolled oats – Make sure to get certified gluten-free if needed.
  • Baking powder
  • Spices – Cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger give this recipe that lovely pumpkin spice flavor.
  • Salt

bowl of dry ingredients with a wooden spoon next to a smaller bowl of the wet ingredientsNext, in a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients together:

  • Non-dairy milk – I like to use unsweetened almond milk.
  • Pumpkin – I use 1 whole cup to give the oatmeal a nice pumpkin flavor.
  • Maple syrup
  • Vanilla extract

left side displays bowl of oatmeal mixture with chopped dates and apples added on top, right side shows the same bowl with the ingredients mixed togetherNext, combine the wet and dry ingredients and add in diced apples and finely chopped dates. I chose to use dates to add some extra sweetness as opposed to cane sugar because they have more health benefits than sugar. Dates are high in fiber and nutrients, yet are still deliciously sweet.

oatmeal mixture in a casserole dish with a jar of pecans next to itFinally, we are ready to transfer the oatmeal into a casserole dish. If you like pecans, feel to sprinkle them on top. Place the casserole dish in the oven, and about 40 minutes later you will have a satisfying, healthy breakfast that is ready to eat!

close up of bowl of baked apple pumpkin oatmeal with almond milkWhile this baked oatmeal is delicious on it’s own, I sometimes like to pour a little bit of almond milk over it and add a drizzle of maple syrup.

If you try this recipe, I would love to hear how it turns out! Please rate and comment below. Also, be sure to check out my Caramel Apple Oatmeal!

Baked Apple Pumpkin Oatmeal

This vegan baked apple pumpkin oatmeal is made with simple ingredients and is naturally sweetened. Serve as is or with a splash of almond milk and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Calories 235 kcal
Author Visions of Veggies


  • 2 cups rolled oats certified gluten-free, if needed
  • 2 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 apples peeled and diced
  • 4 medjool dates pitted and finely chopped
  • ½ cup pecans chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and lightly grease a 2 quart casserole dish.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and ginger. Set aside.

  3. In a medium bowl, add the non-dairy milk, pumpkin, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.

  4. Pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients. Stir to combine.

  5. Add the apples and dates and stir again to incorporate.

  6. Transfer oatmeal mixture to the prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle the pecans in an even layer on top, if using.

  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until no liquid remains.

  8. Let cool for a few minutes, then serve. If desired, top with a splash of almond milk and a drizzle of maple syrup. Leftovers will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Inspired by the Maple-Cinnamon Apple and Pear Baked Oatmeal from The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon.

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  • Reply
    Cathy Lewis
    September 30, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    Do you think you could mix this up the night before then bake it in the morning?

    • Reply
      October 4, 2018 at 10:45 pm

      I haven’t tried it, but I think it should work! Pop it in the fridge overnight and in the morning let it rest at room temperature while the oven is preheating. If you’re using nuts on top, I would recommend adding them right before baking.

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