Delightfully Baked Apples

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Baked apples topped with oats, cinnamon and a touch of brown sugar. Easy to make and a great way to use up those apples this Fall!

Baked apples topped with oats, cinnamon and a touch of brown sugar. Easy to make and a great way to use up those apples this Fall! They are like little individual apple crisps without all the added fuss of cutting and peeling the apples. A simple, light dessert for a cool autumn evening, serve this a la mode for an extra special treat!
Baked Apples

They are like little individual apple crisps without all the added fuss of cutting and peeling the apples. A simple, light dessert for a cool autumn evening, serve this a la mode for an extra special treat! You can also try these delicious baked pears!

Baked apples topped with oats, cinnamon and brown sugar. Like little individual apple crisps without all the added fuss of cutting and peeling the apples. A simple, low fat, healthy dessert for a cool autumn evening, serve this a la mode for an extra special treat!

I love making these healthy oven roasted apples in the Fall, especially when I am craving apple desserts without the fuss.

How To Make Baked Apples?

This couldn’t be simpler, start with any type of apples you wish. Cut them in half, add your toppings and bake 30 minutes. To make this dairy-free, you can use coconut oil in place of butter.

Baked apples topped with oats, cinnamon and a touch of brown sugar. Easy to make and a great way to use up those apples this Fall! They are like little individual apple crisps without all the added fuss of cutting and peeling the apples. A simple, light dessert for a cool autumn evening, serve this a la mode for an extra special treat!

Baked apples topped with oats, cinnamon and a touch of brown sugar. Easy to make and a great way to use up those apples this Fall! They are like little individual apple crisps without all the added fuss of cutting and peeling the apples. A simple, light dessert for a cool autumn evening, serve this a la mode for an extra special treat!

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Baked apples topped with oats, cinnamon and a touch of brown sugar. Easy to make and a great way to use up those apples this Fall!
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Delightfully Baked Apples

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154 Cals 1.5 Protein 27 Carbs 6.5 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
Baked apples topped with oats, cinnamon and brown sugar. Like little individual apple crisps without all the added fuss of cutting and peeling the apples. A simple dessert for a cool autumn evening, serve this a la mode for an extra special treat!

Ingredients

  • 2 large apples, cut in half
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar, unpacked
  • 2 tbsp all purpose or gluten-free flour
  • 4 tbsp quick oats*
  • pinch of cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Cut apples in half and remove core and seeds with a small pairing knife or spoon.
  • In a small bowl combine butter, brown sugar, flour, oats and cinnamon. Spoon on top of the apple halves and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Place on a cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of ice cream if desired.

Notes

*check labels for gluten-free.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/2 apple with topping, Calories: 154kcal, Carbohydrates: 27g, Protein: 1.5g, Fat: 6.5g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 15.5mg, Sodium: 2.5mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 15.5g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 4
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  1. This is one of my go-to’s and i have used it as a base recipe for a few variations. I’ve done it with pears which is really good, and today I made it but chopped the apples and tossed with a little vanilla and a pinch of brown sugar and cinnamon, baked in a little dish and it was perfect!

  2. This was really good. I made with honey crisps according to recipe except that I put a sliver of candied ginger into the center before adding the oats and used a butter/canola blend. Next time I will bake the apples a bit before stuffing them and add some more moisture (cider?), so the fruit softens more. But yummy and pretty healthy. 

  3. I am a
    Year out gastric sleeve I need something for thanksgiving. Did a trial run with 1/2 the sugar and GF oats and some cinnamon I had half it was awesome.  And fit into my program well

  4. Easiest quick apple crisp without a lot cutting. You can easily make lots or just enough

  5. Does it have to be quick oats or can it be regular old fashioned oats? 

  6. One of my favorite recipes – so easy and delicious!

  7. Apple pie is absolutely one of my favorite desserts but it’s too heavy on the calories — but THIS is a terrific sub. So good. Tastes like apple pie and the oats give it just the right texture. I used Pink Lady apples, which kept their shape and yet were tender. A new favorite.

  8. Really delicious and satisfying dessert – it’s not a stretch to say it tastes a lot like apple pie, only healthy!

  9. Hi ~ I do the same, but for the oats I use the maple & brown sugar instant oatmeal!!!! It saves even more time & is yummy!!!!!

  10. Seriously Delicious!! My family couldn’t get enough of this. My husband even said, “It’s like being at a restaurant.” 

  11. Try baked apple with brandy

  12. I was craving a dessert like coffee cake or a fruit crumble. This was so easy and very delicious! It satisfied my craving while keeping my points in check. Double kudos, Gina: you’re a rockstar for converting all the points. I follow points plus myself so it’s so nice to come here with the points figured out. You’re the best! 

  13. A nice, light way to make a crumble. They smell amazing, too.

  14. So delicious! Very easy to make . Just enough for a sweet treat!

  15. Made it!! Loved it!! Thanks!!

  16. I am not a cook, 
    These were easy to make,  delicious, and just the right amount. 

  17. I have made this recipe over and over again! My family and I love it! 

  18. This recipe is easy and delicious, however I added 20 minutes to thoroughly cook apples.

  19. So easy, perfect for a lazy dessert that tastes like it took a lot of effort. I added some walnuts in to convince myself it had protein, they went really well with it!

  20. Sooo delicious. Try adding a splash of vanilla extract! My new favorite dessert!

  21. Tasted great. When I entered in the nutrition info on WW, the freestyle points came to 7 not 5.

  22. Can I convert this to my instant pot? If so could you help with the conversion for cooking time? Thank you!

  23. I’ve been making these apples occasionally for months now! It’s so easy and they’re SSOOOO good! Instead of 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, I do 1 table spoon of brown sugar and almost a full tablespoon of cinnamon and I think it tastes even better, like apple pie.

  24. Let my toddler help make this one and both of us loved them. Thanks Gina 🙂

  25. Certainly going to try this. Looks delicious.

  26. Just made these with some apples from a local orchard. It was super easy, yummy, and, best of all, I had all the ingredients in the pantry. I used coconut oil instead of butter. I also added a pinch of ground ginger, cloves, allspice, nutmeg, and threw in some dried cranberries. 

  27. My 12 year old made these tonight and they were awesome!

  28. Thanks for reposting this.  I substituted light butter and 1/2 Tbs Splenda Brown Sugar Blend which made the whole apple 6SP.  It was so good a second one is in the oven right now.  Thanks!!!

  29. Can these be made in the Insta Pot?

  30. How many grams of sugar for this recipe. Looks awesome!

  31. Would you also recommen granola as the topping? I'm going to try these this weekend as I just joined WW and a bit overwhelmed on the points program…thanks for posting!

  32. A super easy, quick low fat dessert or anytime snack!!

  33. I just posted about this delicious apple bake at http://noellereally.com/

    Thanks for the recipe!

    noelle

  34. Hi, Gina! I felt like having a taste of fall today, so I tried this recipe with a peeled, cored Gala apple. Instead of butter, I used applesauce and 1/4 tbsp. of Wilton's butter flavoring to add the buttery taste. I also used only half the amount of brown sugar and made up the rest using Stevia in the Raw. I topped it with fat free whipped cream. Delicious!!

  35. I have this in the oven RIGHT NOW!!! Can't wait to try it out!! Love all of your recipes 🙂

  36. Oh-My-Goodness these were fantastic. Made them this afternoon for a football game day treat. Wonderful 🙂

  37. Gina,
    Do you know if these are okay for reheating? I am thinking of making these for Thanksgiving.

    Thanks!

  38. This was awesome and so easy to make. I had everything to make it and just did it as soon as I read this! The topping was so good, I can't wait to try that little mixture on other things. The apples I used were leftover from a trip to the mountains recently, but were still just as good and soft! Thanks for sharing this!

  39. Oh my…this was delicious. And soooo easy that my 5 year old did most of the work.

  40. The topping was amazing but my Fuji apple wasn't very soft. Any pointers? Thank you for your many great recipes!

  41. The topping was amazing but my Fuji apple wasn't very soft. Any pointers? Thank you for your many great recipes!

  42. Oh my gosh, these are delicious! I just made them for my husband and myself. He (of course) layered on the ice cream. I opted for a little bit of vanilla yogurt. Yummo! Thank you!

  43. Just made these and wow simply delicious!!! I love how I had everything on hand, clean up was a breeze. I may add extra topping next time, Gina what is the calorie count on just the topping? Thanks for sharing.

  44. Thank you, Gina. I had a craving for apple pie, and this was the ultimate compromise :).

  45. These were so easy to make and so scrumptious! I love apples and granola so this was just the best combination

  46. These were great just made them for dinner!! Couldn't ask for a better recipe when your craving apples…

  47. If you have an apple corer you can take out the seeds and the stem part before you cut the apple in half. make a cool little groove for the yummy stuff too!

  48. Is the 1/2 apple 4 points or 1 point (4 for the total of two apples)

  49. Sooooo good! And very easy to make! Next time I might chop up a few walnuts and add it to the stuffing mix.

  50. So, so, sooooo good 🙂 My kids adored these! Perfect Sunday Fall dessert!

  51. I've just made this recipe last week (in Spanish):

    http://ricosinazucar.com/2011/10/06/manzanas-asadas-con-crocanti-de-almendra/

    and today, by chance (throw Family Fresh Cooking blog), I discover you and these delicious apples you cooked last year! Isn't that magic???
    ;-D

  52. I've been wanting to try this recipe for a while now and so I decided to make this instead of apple pie tonight. It's in my little toaster oven right now and my room is smelling like apples and cinnamon, yum! Can't wait to try this 🙂

  53. I loved this recipe! Gina, how do I make apples soft in the oven? Would I have to bake them longer?

  54. All purpose 🙂

  55. All Purpose flour or self rising?

  56. I made this last night. They are amazing! I can't wait to make it again!

  57. Oh my…this was so good. My daughter frowned at it when she saw me make it, but it only took one bite! She ate a whole serving w/ coconut ice cream. 🙂

  58. I'm glad you took a chance anyway!

  59. Gina!!

    I love your site and just made this last night at a friends house. I was nervous but it turned out great!!! I used Gala apples and it was so delicious. They were stoked that it was low calorie and I was stoked to find something to like as much as I like cobblers or crisps. Thank you for being awesome!

  60. Hi Gina! Thanks for this fantastic dessert. I made it tonight and loved it.

  61. When fruit is used in a recipe, it is no longer 0 points, not sure why! Great idea using light butter, my favorite is from Trader Joe's.

  62. I just made this, and they totally satisfied my dessert craving. I would like to second what mmchugh2 said. With all fruits being 0 p+, I put the topping ingredients into the recipe builder and came up with 2 p+ a serving ( I used light butter). So, I ate both halves and I don't feel guilty.

  63. Since apples aren't any points, shouldn't this only be 3 points plus?

  64. I made these last night, and I've already eaten 2 today! Best 6 points of my day, as they really are delicious! I like how they really taste the honest to goodness apple crisp, but like you said without the fuss. Thank you!

  65. Annie, I'm glad your husband liked it, that was so sweet!

  66. I just started WW and dessert is my weakness. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this recipe. I just 1/2 it for my husband and I and when he took his first bite he said, "I love you" 🙂 It was delicious and I didn't feel like I was being deprived AT ALL.

  67. Mine are in the oven now. I'm using jonagold apples from a local orchard. Yum! I think I'll use vanilla greek yogurt instead of ice cream. Thanks for the recipe. They look delish.

  68. really good! I used granny smith apples, but I will go with a sweeter apple next time!! thanks gina….I'm lovin' the recipes!

  69. I love, love, love your website!!! keep it going, thank you for doing this, you have inspired me to cook and now cook ww recipes!!! Thank you again!

  70. I have the same question about using regular oats — maybe if you pulse them first in the processor? Also, what about microwaving the apples instead of baking?

  71. @heidi, lol – it's dessert to me once it's baked and covered with spices!

  72. i made this the other night with jonathan apples and it was SO Tasty and Easy to boot! i used regular oats and they worked fine. even my "fruit is NOT a dessert"/oats disliking husband polished his off. i will be making this a LOT from now on! thank you 😀

  73. Ugh thank goodness! I have 7 apples that I picked on Sunday and I need to do something with 2 of them because I only need 5 to make a pie haha! AND my bf Jon will eat this because I can control the sugar (he dislikes many sweets) for his apple.
    😀

  74. So EASY!!

    Melissa, I love that you put your photo, thanks for posting!

  75. another success! loved this! this is perfect for a snack/breakfast/dessert/anything!

    here is a picture of my apple. not as fancy as yours, but it was so amazing!

    http://twitpic.com/2unutt

  76. Just ate this and boy was it good!

  77. Tried it tonight for dinner! Was delicious! So easy to make. My 3 year old helped me prepare it! I used cortland apples which are good for this sort of thing (baking)! YUM! Great with low fat vanilla bean ice cream! Also made your apple crisp recipe last week which is DELICIOUS! and I don't bake! Thanks!

  78. YUMMY!
    This is a friday's favorite for sure 🙂

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  80. I absolutely love green apples and this recipe made my mouth water! I'm going to have to try this! Thanks again, Gina!

  81. Great advice about peeling the pears!!

    Gala apples would be nice, or any apple you like to use to make apple pie. I used what I had, which was Granny Smith, a bit tart but a sweeter apple would be nicer.

    @Kimberlynn- So sweet of you to post and your photos looked great!

    This sounds great for breakfast with yogurt! I love dessert for breakfast!!

  82. YUM! I can't wait to try it!

  83. Love this!!! I actually just made this for breakfast!! I read this and thought, hmm…I just went apple picking, I have all of these ingredients…I would have NEVER thought of this and I cannot THANK YOU ENOUGH for your blog…You have helped me tremendously and I've shared your blog at my WW meeting.. Anyhow, minus the ice cream/whip this made for a lovely breakfast with a 1pt yogurt on the side..

  84. Hi Gina…I wrote a special blog tonight to say thank you…you've helped me more than you know. Here's the link…

    http://mindingmyweigh.blogspot.com/2010/09/ginas-skinny-recipes.html

    Thanks again!!!
    Kimberlynn

  85. I was just thinking about baked apples! YUM!

  86. @Anonymous – a crisper apple would be best since they are getting baked in the oven. You don't want the skin to be too tough.

    I love baking apples! I have some that I need to use – I'm going to give this recipe a try tonight, thanks Gina!

  87. These look great! Any suggestions for what kind of apples would be best?

  88. Very nice for fall!

  89. Oh. My. Goodness. This is one that I am going to share at my next WW meeting. I do have one question though – is there an easy way to print off the recipes that you post on the blog?

    • At the top of the actual recipe, there is a gray box that says “Print Recipe.” This gives a version of the recipe that is easy to print!

  90. I think if you use pears make sure you should peel them – the skins tend to be much tougher and more bitter imo. But these were sooo good, don't know why we didn't think of doing something so simple for snack time before – will be making a regular appearance this fall!

  91. Thanks guys!! I love the simplicity of this. I'm a bit of a lazy cook, sonthe simpler the better! This is great with pears too! Regular oats would work, raisins would also make a nice addition.

  92. This is such a terrific, easy idea!

  93. Making that tonight for dinner!!!

  94. I would like to try this but I only have regular oats. Does anyone here (or Gina) think those would work?

  95. Oh Gina! I can't wait to try this. I love Apple Crisp but since WW never tried to get one to be point friendly. I will be making this tonight for a special treat. Thanks!

  96. I've been searching for a recipe just like this!! Thank you:)

  97. This recipe looks so simple, but so delicious. I can't wait to try it.

  98. Yum! This looks like a perfect autumn snack. Great recipe- can't wait to try it out!

  99. This looks amazing! 😉

  100. Warm apples with cinnamon sound perfect this time of year. I love how the apples serve as their own little bowls!