During autumn and winter, we have full-time access to apples, which means more apple recipes!
Stuffed baked apples are a perfect dessert or breakfast, especially in the cold period.
Baked apples are delicious by themselves, but when stuffed with oats, dried fruits, and nuts… they become so tasty, filling, and nutritious.
This recipe is super easy and quick to make.
You will need only a few ingredients and you can diversify and adapt the meal as you wish.
Don’t have figs on hand? Replace them with raisins or dates!
Have an allergy to nuts? Use seeds instead!
Maybe you’ll discover a super-tasty recipe which will be called by your name! (yes, I hope this will happen with me too).
Are baked apples as healthy as raw?
Raw apples are healthier than baked ones. It is because at high-temperature apples lose some nutrients.
But baked apples are still healthy. And it is ok to alternate between raw and baked apples. Especially if you want a dessert or a new breakfast recipe.
Nutritious facts of stuffed baked apples
- High in fiber, potassium;
- High in vitamin C, iron;
- Good for weight loss;
- Helps digestion;
- Reduces the risk of heart disease.
Best apples for baking
I used apples called Jonagold. They are really good for baking.
But you can use as well other sorts such as Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Mutsu, etc.
If you wish, read more about apples for baking here.
How to store the stuffed baked apples
There are two options here: whether to store them at room temperature for about 1 day or in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Freezing the apples is not a good idea. These apples are really easy to make, so you’ll better make them fresh every time.
Stuffed Baked apples Recipe
Ingredients for stuffed baked apples recipe
- 4 big apples (or as many as you want)
- ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
- 4 tbsp granulated/brown sugar (optional)
- 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
- 2-3 dried figs
- 15 chopped almonds (30 g or 1 oz)
- 20 g or 0,7 oz chopped walnuts
- 3 tbsp maple syrup (or other syrup)
- Preheat the oven at 360 F or 180 C.
- Cut the apples into halves and remove the seeds using a spoon, melon spoon, or knife (I used a small knife).
- For the filling, combine into a bowl the oats, sugar, coconut oil, figs, chopped almonds, and walnuts. Then, mix until well combined. Make sure to spread evenly the oil, so it will infuse in the filling really well.
- In a baking-friendly bowl, put the apples and add on top the filling. You will still have some filling left, so sprinkle it on the apples (some of it will fall on the bottom, but don’t worry, that is a part of the process).
- Next, pour evenly the maple syrup on the top.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes on 360 F or 180 C.
- Use whichever apples you have available. Bigger apples will work better and it’s going to be less time consuming for you to remove the seeds.
- An option would be to add some maple syrup (around 3 tbsp) or date syrup (recipe here) in the filling, instead of sugar, besides what you add on the top.
- Add other dried fruits if you don’t have figs. For instance, you could add dates, raisins, goji.
- If you have an allergy to nuts, just don’t add any or use seeds (sunflower seeds will work perfectly).
- Just a side note. If you are able to buy halva somewhere (usually in Turkish markets), try to use it as a filling. I used to eat apples stuffed with halva when I was a child. It’s so delicious because halva caramelizes very well with the apples.
Calories per serving: 310 cal
Fiber: 22% of your daily dose
Iron: 5% of your daily dose
Calcium: 5% of your daily dose
Vitamin A: 5% of your daily dose
Vitamin C: 10% of your daily dose
Folate: 3% of your daily dose
Potassium: 11% of your daily dose
*please note that these numbers are estimated
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