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Secret Recipe Club - Baked Apple Oatmeal Cups

adapted by Angela Litzinger from Colleen @ secretsfromthecookieprincess.com
Be sure to use only certified gluten free oats in the recipe to ensure it is gluten free.
5 from 1 vote
Servings 8


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened chunky applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups certified gluten free old fashioned rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon gluten free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cups cup gluten & dairy free milk substitute I used coconut
  • optional toppings of your choice: raisins nuts, chocolate chips, blueberries, dried cranberries, etc.


  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs, applesauce, honey and vanilla until combined. Add oats, flaxmeal, cinnamon, baking powder, nutmeg and salt and mix to combine.
  • Pour milk substitute over mixture and whisk until incorporated.
  • Line two 12-cup muffin pans with paper liners and spray liners generously with cooking spray. Distribute oatmeal mixture evenly into muffin cups, about 1/4 cup each. OR do what I did and oil 8 ounce wide mouth canning jars. Put 1/2 cup mixture into each jar. Sprinkle desired toppings over the muffin cups if using.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 to 35 minutes or until a tester comes out clean.
  • Remove from oven and cool in pan on wire rack for a few minutes before transferring to cool completely on wire rack. Once completely cooled, store in an airtight container or zip-top bag and freeze. To reheat, microwave on high for 45-60 seconds.