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!

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.

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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! :)

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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.

  • Gala
  • Honeycrisp
  • Jonathans
  • Melrose

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.

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How to bake apples

Scroll down for the printable baked apples recipe.

  1. Mix together oats and chopped pecans with a little butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and Greek yogurt.
  2. Core your apples (but not all the way through) and stuff the mixture inside the apples.
  3. Bake for 30-40 minutes and you’re done!

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Optional toppings for baked apples

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healthy baked apples

Cinnamon Oat Baked Apples

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked apples
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4
Calories: 201 kcal
Author: I Heart Naptime Contributor

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


  1. 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.

  2. 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)
  3. 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.

  4. Bake at 325 for 30-40 minutes until tender (not mushy). Top with whipped cream or ice cream and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Oat Baked Apples
Amount Per Serving
Calories 201 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Potassium 253mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 28g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Vitamin C 10.1%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 4.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Recipe adapted from Boys Ahoy 

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22 comments on “Cinnamon Oat Baked Apples”

    • What can I replace the Greek yogurt by? Sounds delicious!

      • We have dairy allergies in our family and were planning on replacing the greek yogurt with a non-dairy yogurt. We use coconut yogurt, but soy or rice yogurt would work also.

  1. Kristy – These look amazing. Love how you used greek yogurt and can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. This is really similar to a recipe I posted last year (minus the apple juice and whipped cream). It really is the perfect warm Fall breakfast or dessert if you add a little scoop of ice cream!

    You can find my recipe here if you’d like to compare:

  3. I can hardly wait to try this. It looks the best!

  4. What kind of oats would I use?

  5. Hi, just made your baked apples for me and my boyfriend. They were delicious! Subbed Greek for fat free natural yogurt and didn’t add any apple juice but worked fine. Thanks for the recipe :)

  6. I found this on Pinterest and they look so good! I’m going to try them, I’ve pinned them to my board. Thanks for sharing!

  7. They look wonderful! Can you freeze them for later?

    • I haven’t thought to try that! I’d be concerned about the texture of a cooked apple being frozen and defrosted, but if you warmed it up again I’d guess it would be similar to reheating a frozen apple pie. :)

  8. I love how easy these are to make! So perfect for fall!

  9. I love it! I am going to try this out. Thank you for sharing this great recipe. YUM!

  10. Absolutely love this method! Looks so good. I cannot wait to give it a try.

  11. What a great idea for a little sweet tooth! Yum!

  12. These are perfect for fall, I am loving all of your new recipes.

  13. Oooh, these look heavenly! These are mouth watering!

  14. This is such a fun and amazing idea! Would love to give this a try!

  15. what a fun, gorgeous way to serve this, great idea and fun to share too, thank you!

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