Easy Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal Recipe: A Festive Breakfast or Brunch by Elisa Schmitz

Easy Apple Cranberry Baked Oatmeal Recipe: A Festive Breakfast or Brunch

Apples and cranberries go together like peanut butter and jelly or peas and carrots. It’s just one of those flavor combinations (sweet and tart) that most everyone enjoys, especially during the holiday season.

This easy apple cranberry baked oatmeal recipe is loaded with tender apples and tart cranberries. It makes a festive breakfast or brunch that offers a boost of nutrition, too. So easy to prepare, and makes the kitchen all warm and cozy!

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9 to 12


  • 3 cups oats (I used gluten-free quick-cook oats)
  • 1 cup flour (I used gluten-free flour)
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/4 cups milk or nut milk (I used almond milk)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • dash of salt
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and diced (I used honey crisp)
  • 8 ounces fresh cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Here's how to make it:

  1. Put all ingredients except apples and cranberries into a large bowl. Mix until well combined. Fold in apples and cranberries.
  2. Pour the batter into a 13x9-inch baking pan or glass baking dish that you’ve sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool a bit before serving.

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Elisa Schmitz
I cut a slice of this today and spread some whipped cream cheese on it. It reminded me of one of my favorite holiday recipes by Donna John (so delish): food: Moist Cream Cheese Cranberry Bread Recipe Is a Hall of Famer
I like cranberries with apples, good combination.
This bread tastes as good as it looks. Perfect for the holidays!
Nina Bigley-Robinson
I see you used foil in your pan, Does it matter whether it is done that way or just on grease Pyrex glass 9 x 13 pan
Elisa Schmitz
Hi Nina Bigley-Robinson ! I have made this recipe in a Pyrex glass 9x13 pan (sprayed with cooking spray) as well and it turns out awesome! I hope you enjoy it. So fun for the holidays!

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