Relaxing Apple Spice Baked Oatmeal with Maple Cream

Apple spice baked oatmeal is a simple and relaxing breakfast. Maple cashew cream sprinkled on the top and a hawaij spice mix make it unique. Great for making ahead!


Two images show fallen apples on the ground + apples growing on the branches of an apple tree.

4 images show: spoons with ground spices, a jar of hawaij spice blend, an overhead shot of baked oatmeal ingredients, and non-dairy milk being poured into a baking dish with oatmeal and nuts inside.

Given That Molly Yeh is essentially the Michael Jordan of food blogging. I wager you learn about her acclaimed website, her 90’s deals with, and her relaxing sugar beet farm life with a lot of chickens, all called Macaroni. Her character rings real in each and every single thing she does and I have a great deal of regard for that.

Her brand name brand-new cookbook Molly on the Variety is more than simply a collection of dishes arranged by course. Whatever is focused around life/seasonal occasions too. Smart and heartfelt illustrations are woven throughout the pages. A few of the dish headnotes are more than a complete page long! There are stories about the food that she matured with in the residential areas, an amusing anecdote that precedes her dish for hummus, and an analysis of effective farm lunches.

I saw Renee’s hot chocolate dish that used Molly’s Hawaij a while earlier, which was the start of this dish. Hawaij (noticable huh-WHY-adge) is a spice mix that is typically offered in 2 methods. The one that I have actually utilized from the book is normally contributed to ground coffee prior to developing. I never ever truly understood it previously, however Hawaij is the autumnal spice mix that I have actually been waiting on my whole life. It has a lot more subtlety than pumpkin spice, and more cardamom and ginger too.

I make a batch of baked oatmeal in some cases and we simply re-heat it throughout the week. I had a lots of fresh apples and understood that they would be ideal with my brand-new spice mix bff and some relaxing warm oats. I sauté the apples in the Hawaij and some maple syrup prior to including them to the bake due to the fact that it provides a bit of additional measurement. This appears like a long dish, however it’s mainly really basic assembly actions. There’s a smooth and sweet maple cream here too because, as a guideline, I like to take nearly whatever over the top. Mix yourself up some Hawaij, put it in some coffee, and after that make this oatmeal. Trifecta of spicy cozy-ness right there;-RRB-

Image shows an assembled apple spice baked oatmeal in a white enamelware baking dish, pre-bake.

A 3/4 angle shot of a dish of baked oatmeal.

Two images show baked oatmeal in a baking dish, drizzled with a creamy sauce + an individual serving of the oatmeal spooned out onto a blue enamelware plate.

Cozy Apple Spice Baked Oatmeal with Maple Cream

Apple spice baked oatmeal is a simple and relaxing breakfast. Maple cashew cream sprinkled on the top and a hawaij spice mix make it unique. Great for making ahead!

PREPARATION TIME 20 minutes COOK TIME 50 minutes OVERALL TIME 1 hr 10 minutes

Course Breakfast Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 6

Author: Laura Wright


Hawaij (makes additional!):

  • 2 tablespoons ground cardamom
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Baked Oatmeal

  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 2 1/2(* )tablespoons water 1
  • teaspoon coconut oil, plus additional 1
  • big apple, peeled and cored 1
  • teaspoon hawaij spice mix, divided 1/4
  • cup plus 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup, divided 1/2
  • teaspoon fresh lemon juice 2
  • cups rolled oats (* )( licensed gluten-free if essential) 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • baking powder(* )1/4 teaspoon great sea salt (* )2 1/4
  • cups non-dairy milk( I utilized a mix of coconut and almond 1
  • cup nuts or seeds of option, toasted and sliced( I utilized pecans and hazelnuts) Maple Cream
  • 2 tablespoons raw cashew butter


  • tablespoons pure maple syrup 1
  • tablespoon non-dairy milk pinch(* )great sea salt
  • drop vanilla extract(* )1/4 teaspoon
  • lemon juice ( optional)
  • Guidelines Make the hawaij: In a little container, stir together the cardamom, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and cinnamon. Reserve.
  • Grease an 8-9 inch ovenproof meal with coconut oil. Pre-heat the oven to 375 ° F. Put together the oatmeal: Integrate the ground flax seed and water in a little bowl. Stir to blend completely, and after that reserved to gel. Cut the cored apple into 1/4-inch thin pieces. Then, cut each of those pieces in half widthwise. Heat the coconut oil in a medium sauté pan over medium heat. Include the apples to the pan. Let them sit for 2 minutes while they sizzle. Stir them around a bit, and spray in 1/2 teaspoon of the hawaij spice mix. Stir to integrate. When the apples appear gently softened on the outdoors, stir in 1 teaspoon of the maple syrup and the lemon juice. Get rid of the apples from the heat and enable them to cool. In a big bowl, integrate the rolled oats, baking powder, salt, and staying 1/2 teaspoon of hawaij. Stir to integrate. In a big determining cup, blend together the flax gel, non-dairy milk, and staying 1/4 cup of maple syrup. Expand half of the oat mix in the oiled meal. Set up half of the sautéed apples and half of the sliced nuts on top of the oats. Repeat these layers with the staying oat mix, apples, and nuts.

Gradually put the milk mix over the oats. Offer the meal a tap to settle the contents. Dot the top of the oatmeal with little pieces of coconut oil if you like. Move the oatmeal into the oven and bake for 35-45 minutes, or up until the top of the oatmeal is golden brown and all of the liquid is taken in.

  • While the oatmeal bakes, make the maple cream. In a medium bowl, intensely blend together the cashew butter, maple syrup, non-dairy milk, salt, vanilla, and lemon, if utilizing. If the mix appears too thick to drizzle, include more non-dairy milk by the teaspoon. When absolutely smooth and pourable, you’re great.
  • Serve the apple spice baked oatmeal hot with maple cream and additional maple syrup if you like.
  • Notes
  • Hawaij for Coffee dish re-printed with authorization of the author, through Molly on the Variety
  • Baked oatmeal method is really gently adjusted from Yossy Arefi’s Baked Blueberry Oatmeal, which is adjusted from Heidi Swanson’s dish in Super Natural Every Day.
  • Considering that I made this to have leftovers basically, I just sautéed the one apple and combined it into the oatmeal itself. If I was serving this entire pan to individuals in genuine time, I ‘d sauté 2 apples rather of one, scheduling half of them for serving with the ended up oatmeal. Ditto for the maple cream!
  • Last thing: I do not have a microwave, so when I re-heat parts of this, I simply do it in a pan with a huge splash of non-dairy milk, stirring it up till it’s hot.
  • Published in fall, breakfast, velvety, gluten totally free, roasted, spicy, spring, summer season, sweet, vegan, winter season


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  • 36 remarks.
  • Amber|Rather Great Food
  • This sounds so scrumptious, and I’m so captivated by the hawaij which is something absolutely brand-new to me. Cardamom is among my favorites so it can just be great!

A hand is drizzling a creamy sauce over a dish of baked oatmeal that is topped with cooked apples and nuts.

Nandita Love this concept of a tray of baked oatmeal that a person can consume all week. Molly’s book looks stunning and I ‘d like to get my paws on it:-RRB- Reply

  • Ashley

    Wooaahhh Molly’s cookbook looks beautiful! And these images and this meal are likewise sensational. Love the lighting. (Coming By from Bloglovin’!:–RRB-) Reply

  • Debbie

    I attempted reading this post two times on my iPad. I tend to expand the text so it is simpler to check out. Each time an advertisement appeared that used up over 1/2 the width and I might not close it. I quit! Idea you may like to understand. Otherwise, I like your writing design and dishes. Finest desires. Reply

  • Laura

    So sorry that this occurred to you, Debbie! I’ll let the advertisement supplier understand immediately. I hope that this does not dissuade you:-RRB-
    – L

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    Erica I remain in overall love with this concept, and yes hawaij is deffo life altering– been utilizing it here for coffee cakes and it’s the very best.

    • And simply believed you need to understand you are among my preferred food professional photographers, your images are constantly spectacular.

      Lauren For an individual that simply went apple selecting and has 5 bijillion apples, this is simply the response. Perhaps I might squeeze in a couple of more apples to assist lighten my stock over here. Thanks for sharing this dish, specifically because oats in winter season is never ever a bad concept:-RRB- Might even be enjoyable to make in a muffin tin too! xx love whatever you do!

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    renee (will romp for food)
    YUSSSS HAWAIJ IS MY WHATEVER. I put it in whatever. EVERY. THING. Why is it so great with apples and pumpkin and coffee and cinnamon rolls and maple and whatever fall?? It resembles classy cardamom laced magic sauce. This picture set is so dreamy and I like all of the various shots you got. truly exceptional usage of that white wood background. i desires among those. can’t wait to attempt this dish out too! comfort 4 evr. Reply

  • valentina|sweet kabocha

    Omg, this looks simply ideal. The spice mix noises so welcoming which maple cream…