Melt in-your-mouth baked apples with oatmeal crumble! The perfect breakfast dish or fall dessert to make and serve with your favorite ice cream or simply with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup. Your family will love this recipe.
I will let you know when I finish with my childhood dishes but it’s hard for me to stop as every now and again I must bring something that brings nice memories in. Christmas never fails to bring me beautiful memories, so a dish like these baked apples with oatmeal is delicious for the stomach and food for the soul.
I wanted to make this dish to introduce healthier desserts to my kids. They love food and are quite adventurous with flavors which makes me super happy. I really wanted to introduce this baked apple dessert with oatmeal more to show them what kind of desserts I was eating as a kid.
🍎 Baked apples
It is a very simple dish my mum used to make for us, I’ve made a few changes to her version of baked apples, by adding the oatmeal. Her version was just the fruit and sugar. She was also baking quince. My favorite baked fruit ever and it still is.
We’ve had these for breakfast a few times now, it is super easy to prepare, and provides a delicious start to any day. Here is another delicious apple and cranberry breakfast or even this apple strudel you could try.
These cinnamon-baked apples are truly the perfect cold-season or fall dessert. Super easy to make, it tastes absolutely amazing, and the topping or stuffing has that delicious cinnamon oatmeal crumble.
The apples do caramelize and become so velvety and soft, and pair so well with some cream or any ice cream. It’s an easy and much healthier weeknight treat the whole family will enjoy!
- Apples– Any variety of apples is good and can be used - I personally love using Honeycrisp for a baked apples recipe as they seem to hold the best and have a great taste/flavor.
- Oatmeal - generally I use Rolled oats + oatmeal or rye flakes – oats and oat flour make up the base of the crumb, and add the perfect crisp texture
- Almond flour - makes a fantastic addition and I would never think of leaving it out
- Honey or maple syrup – just for a nice drizzle if desired
- Butter - this will help bind the ingredients together forming that perfect crumb.
- Cinnamon – works fab for added flavor
- Salt– just a little pinch unless you use salted butter to balance out the sweetness. Oh, don't you even think of skipping this unless you are on a super low or no-salt diet.
- Sunflower seeds - toast these prior to making them in the oatmeal - they taste heavenly.
- Walnuts - toasted and chopped for extra flavor
🔪 How to make this recipe
This baked apple recipe is dead easy to make and the smell in your house.... incredible!
- Wash your apples and core these
- Sprinkle them with coconut sugar and cinnamon
- Prepare the oatmeal crumble, then press that into the cored apples
- Bake until soft and enjoy with a nice drizzle of honey or a scoop of ice cream!
🤹♂️ Substitutions and Variations
- Coconut Sugar - as a substitute for brown sugar. This gives a nice caramel-like taste and its healthier too;
- Coconut oil - to substitute the butter for a vegan version ( no need to melt it);
- Nutmeg - as an addition to add extra flavor;
- Quince - instead of apples for something amazing - I sometimes combine the two fruits for variation;
- Cinnamon-baked apples are a simple, cozy dessert to make when you’re craving something sweet!
Insert the tip of the knife into one side of the center stem of the apple. Push the tip of the knife into the apple at an angle and cut around in a circular way around the stem (about 1 cm away from the stem) to carve out an even circle. This way the entire stem from the top of the apple will be removed.
Insert a teaspoon into the hole in the center of the apple and remove the remaining core including its seeds.
Be careful to not go all the way through to the other side of the apple. We need at least 1.5cm at the bottom of it to hold the sugar and the delicious crumble.
This is not the end of the world, not at all. I simply recommend cutting the apples into two and working with the halves but take the core out as that can be unpleasant when serving the apple. That part will remain hard no matter how long you will cook the apple.
🥞 Other breakfast recipes to enjoy:
More apple recipes to enjoy:
- Apple And Orange Marmalade Tart With Rosemary And Chia Seeds
- Apple And Walnut Pizza
- Extra Fluffy Apple Muffins Or Cake
- Apple, carrot and zucchini cake with ginger and turmeric
- Creamy Roasted Apple And Pumpkin Soup
- Gem Lettuce, Chicken And Apple Little Boats
Let’s just get baking! You are going to love this recipe! 🙂
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📖 Baked Apples with Oatmeal
- 4 large apples *
- 6 tbsp oatmeal
- 6 tbsp barley flakes
- 4 tbsp almond flour
- 4 tbsp coconut sugar
- 30 g butter cold *
- 2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 4 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 4 tbsp honey to drizzle over when serving
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 tbsp walnuts toasted and chopped (optional)
- 2 tbsp desiccated coconut optional
- Preheat the oven at 190°C/ 375F and take out an ovenproof dish.
- Wash and core the apples * (see recipe notes).
- Place the cored apples into the prepared oven dish, add one tbsp sugar into each apple cavity and set aside.
- Into a bowl, add the oatmeal, barley flakes, salt, almond flour, desiccated coconut, seeds, cinnamon powder, and nuts. Give it all a good mix. Add the butter and crumble this with the flakes mixing until it becomes uniformly mixed.
- Fill up/stuff the apples with the mixture, drizzle 1 tbsp of honey or any syrup over each apple, and place in the oven.
- Bake for 30-50 minutes depending on the apple size. Enjoy hot or cold with or without a dollop of cream or ice cream.
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