Cinnamon Oat Baked Apples – A healthy and delicious dessert to make for fall! The perfect way to enjoy the flavors of apple pie without all of the calories. This baked apple recipe will become a fast favorite!
As soon as fall hits, I like to make lots of easy apple recipes. These healthy baked apples are one of my top picks, as well as crockpot applesauce, apple butter, easy apple crisp and brown bag apple pie.
Baked apple recipe
When fall rolls around, which do you crave more–apple desserts or pumpkin ones? Usually, I’m all about the pumpkin. I really love pumpkin. But lately, it’s been a toss up and I’m buying apples by the dozen! The thought of warm apple pie on a chilly fall day is just so inviting, don’t you think?
These cinnamon oat baked apples are the perfect way to enjoy the flavors of apple pie this fall without all of the calories. The warm, baked apple paired with the delicious cinnamon oat mixture is the absolute perfect combination. I could eat these delicious baked apples every day…and I just might! :)
What are the best apples for baked apples?
For this baked apple recipe, I used gala apples – however there are lots of different apple types that will work. You want to choose an apple that’s both sweet and tart. You also want to make sure you pick an apple who’s skin doesn’t fall apart in the oven. Below are a few types of apples that will work in this baked apples recipe.
How long does it take to bake an apple?
To make this baked apple recipe, the apples cook in the oven for about 30 to 40 minutes at 325°F. It may take a little more or less time depending on your oven, so just keep an eye on them around the 25 to 30 minute mark. You want the baked apples to be tender to touch, but not mushy.
How to bake apples
Scroll down for the printable baked apples recipe.
- Mix together oats and chopped pecans with a little butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and Greek yogurt.
- Core your apples (but not all the way through) and stuff the mixture inside the apples.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes and you’re done!
Optional toppings for baked apples
- Salted caramel
- Vanilla ice cream
- Whipped cream
- Chopped pecans or walnuts
- Chocolate chips
- Apple butter
- Dash of cinnamon
Cinnamon Oat Baked Apples
Cinnamon Oat Baked Apples - A healthy and delicious dessert to make for fall! The perfect way to enjoy the flavors of apple pie without all of the calories. This baked apple recipe will become a fast favorite!
- 4 medium gala apples
- 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 cup water
Optional: 1/4 cup chopped pecans, whipped cream
Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine oats and pecans (if desired) with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Spread out on a baking sheet in a thin layer and bake for 4-6 minutes until golden and toasted. Remove and set aside. Reduce oven temp to 325°F.
Rinse and core the apples, but make sure not to cut through the bottom of the apple. You can use an apple corer or a paring knife. Make sure seeds are removed as well (scoop out with spoon)
In a bowl combine oat-pecan mixture with brown sugar, yogurt , melted butter and cinnamon. Spoon mixture into the cavity of each apple. Place apples in an 8X8 inch baking dish. Pour water in the bottom of dish.
Bake at 325 for 30-40 minutes until tender (not mushy). Top with whipped cream or ice cream and serve.
Recipe adapted from Boys Ahoy