Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal with Coconut Milk Glaze - dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free | #healthy #brunch #recipe

Have you ever had mooooooooosli? Even as an oatmeal and granola lover, it took me many moons to be introduced into the wonderful world of muesli. I would define muesli as granola un-baked. It features all sorts of granola-worthy ingredients, such as rolled oats, nuts and seeds, flaked coconut, and dried fruit.

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muesli Breakfast Bake

This nutritious combination of healthful ingredients can be consumed every which way. You can cook it on the stovetop just as you would oatmeal, eat it like cereal with cold milk, get your probiotic on by sprinkling it over yogurt, heck you can even bake cake out of it!

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muesli Breakfast Bake

And that’s what we’re doing together today. Bob’s Red Mill recently introduced their Gluten-Free Muesli, providing a delicious breakfast option to be enjoyed by anyone!  Myself and other bloggers have developed recipes highlighting Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Muesli in an all-in-good-fun contest. Starting April 9 (and running until April 22), you can vote on your favorite GF Muesli recipe on the Bob’s Red Mill Blog by simply leaving a comment on their post letting them know who should win. The winner of the competition gets all sorts of Bob’s Red Mill goodies.

For the recipe contest, I chose to bake muesli for breakfast. Apple Cinnamon Muesli Breakfast Bake with Coconut Cream Sauce. And do I really need to say more?  The recipe is very easy to make and feeds a lot of people. All you do is mix everything together and bake it. While the muesli is baking, you combine coconut milk and sugar in a saucepan and reduce it down. Tick, tick, tick, tick, boom dynamite!

Although the breakfast bake is scrumptious by itself, the coconut sauce that you drizzle on top sets the whole thing a-flame. You can save the leftovers and eat on this breakfast for days! I definitely recommend you bookmark this recipe for when you have company (just click the blue “save recipe” button on the green recipe card below to save in your ZipList recipe box) so that you can keep the recipe on-hand for brunch with family or friends!

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muesli Breakfast Bake

Along with this recipe, Bob’s Red Mill has sponsored a giveaway on my site. One lucky winner will receive a whole case of Gluten Free Muesli! There’s an assortment of ways you can enter the giveaway. Each item on the following list counts as one entry. You don’t have to do everything on the below list, but the more items you do, the higher your chances of winning. Leave a comment on this post each time you complete one of the below tasks.

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  9. Vote for my recipe on the Bob’s Red Mill Blog (simply leave a comment on their post voting for me)!

Note: The winner will be randomly selected using a random number generator this Friday, 4/12, and will receive notification via email!!

Note: if you already follow The Roasted Root or Bob’s Red Mill through any of the above social media networks, you get freebie comments, so be sure to post them!

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bake

Apple Cinnamon Muesli Breakfast Bake

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Julia


Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal:

For coconut milk glaze:


Prepare the Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a lightly oiled (or parchment-lined) 9 x 13 casserole or baking dish
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients (rolled oats, muesli, shredded coconut, chopped apple, coconut sugar, cinnamon, salt, and baking powder). Mix well to combine.
  4. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, almond milk, melted butter, lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  5. Pour the wet mixture over the dry oat mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Pour the muesli mixture into the prepared baking dish. Spread the mixture around so that the apples aren’t poking up too far and the mixture is evenly distributed.
  7. Bake in the oven for 40 to 50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and all of the liquid appears to be absorbed.
  8. Allow the breakfast bake to cool 15 minutes before slicing large portions and serving with coconut milk glaze on top (instructions below)!

Prepare the Coconut Milk Glaze:

  1. Add coconut milk and sugar to a small saucepan and bring it to a gentle boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium and allow the coconut mixture to continue cooking, whisking frequently, until the coconut milk begins to thicken and turns a slightly darker shade. This process should take about 20 to 25 minutes.
  3. Remove coconut milk glaze from the heat and allow it to cool slightly. The longer it cools, the thicker the mixture will become.
  4. Serve the sauce on large hunks of Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal!

Recipe Notes

*You can replace the muesli with more gluten-free rolled oats
**You can substitute the butter for non-dairy spread

Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Bake


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  1. Jeffrey

    I’ve never had Bob’s Muesli, seen it in stores but never picked it up. If its like any of their other products its probably pretty darn good. Wow, your breakfast bake looks fantastic! I am a huge fan of the cinnamon roll but as we all know they aren’t the healthiest, these look like a good substitute.

  2. Jane Powell

    Would LOVE to win the muesli! Also looking forward to trying this recipe for the Muesli breakfast bake! Yum!!!

  3. Brek

    You’re a genius! I love that this is dairy free and low sugar as well…. cannot WAIT to try it! Now if only there was a recipe for your cooking magic…..


  4. Julie

    Yes, yes, yes! I want this right now for breakfast. I’m obviously not in the loop (and no comment from a certain daughter of mine), because I don’t know what a ZipList recipe box is. I must investigate this. Meanwhile, I guess I’ll just go eat my bowl of cereal today and feel sorry for myself.

  5. Julie

    P.S. Don’t forget to remind me to vote for your recipe tomorrow. Can we vote more than once, or is it a one-time deal only?

  6. Julie Swope

    I follow BRM on Pinterest. I also dislike the multiplication ones. I think you should get some language things.

  7. Jenny

    This recipe sounds AMAZING!! Must try… wish I had a nice piece to enjoy with my coffee right now. 🙂

  8. Harini

    Can’t wait to try this muesli recipe! I’m looking to add some variation to my breakfasts.

  9. Deb

    I’m not much of a muesli fan for breakfast. But your breakfast bake has me reconsidering my desires! What a scrumptious way to begin the day!

  10. Michellee

    Looks yummy! I like to make whipped cream with coconut milk and eat it over strawberries. Yum!

  11. Libby

    Gluten free rolled oats??? Sounds complicated… My Husband has recently been diagnosed with a gluten allergy and also a wheat allergy…both serious so I’ve been reading as much as I can on gluten free and wheat free cooking. The GF muesil breakfast bake sounds delicious…I will look for the ingredients at the market and make this for a weekend dish.

    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Libby, you hit the nail on the head – GF oats are not easy to produce but thankfully, Bob’s Red Mill makes both the GF Muesli and GF rolled oats, so check out your natural food section and I bet both items are there. It’s pretty amazing how delicious gluten-free cooking and baking can be, so remember you can always use Bob’s as a resource for ingredients. Thanks for your interest and let me know how the breakfast bake turns out! 🙂

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