Spoil Me Rotten with Baked Apples

I have another apple recipe coming at ya – can you tell I’m all about this Fall stuff? As funny as this is, I actually made all of these recipes BEFORE going apple picking. So, I guess I’ll just have to make some more with all of the new apples I get. Darn.

I filed this recipe under Desserts n’ Sweets AND breakfast – I don’t see why this couldn’t be both 🙂

baked apples

Spoil Me Rotten with Baked Apples

Created by Sarah Maughan

Ingredients (per 1 serving/apple)

1 apple (I’ve used gala, empire, and honey crisp)
2 tbsp gluten free rolled oats or granola or crushed walnuts – I’ve made this many times with all of these variations, even with my quinoa granola
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp butter or coconut oil (only if using plain oats to wet them – not granola)
1 – 2 tsp 100% maple syrup* (ensure 2 if using plain rolled oats or nuts)
1 – 2 tsp 100% natural nut butter* (in the image it’s peanut butter, but I also enjoy cashew and sunflower seed butter)

*Be as generous as you want with the maple syrup and nut butter because they are delicious – it won’t mess up the recipe – I swear 🙂


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Cut out the core of the apple from the top – but do NOT cut all the way to the bottom. Use a thin sharp knife and gently cut off the top portion of the middle, and then use a small spoon to carve a bit deeper
  3. Sprinkle the inside with some of the cinnamon
  4. Melt the butter/coconut oil and pour it over the oats in a separate small bowl (skip this step if using granola). Sprinkle a little more cinnamon on top.
  5. Add the mixture – or just plain granola with cinnamon – to the inside of the apple
  6. Drizzle maple syrup over top of the oats
  7. Smear the nut butter over the top of the hole and seal off the hole
  8. Place the apple in a baking dish with about 1 centimetre of water (note – if making a lot of these, you can use a muffin tin to hold them in place, just fill the bottom with water)
  9. Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until the apples as soft, but not mushy
  10. Use a knife and cut them open and enjoy!

About Sarah Maughan

Sarah Maughan is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist based in Toronto, ON and has been consulting since 2009. Her website aims to educate you, make you laugh, help you live and inspire you to eat whole food! To stay up to date sign up for free blog and recipe updates! In the meantime, empower your body with food!
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