Healthy Baked Apples With Oatmeal (dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan)
With mouthwatering cinnamon flavor, these healthy baked apples are stuffed with a sweet oatmeal filling. They're easy to make, gluten-free, and vegan. Use them for an indulgent brunch or fall-inspired dessert. Plus, they can be made ahead of time so they're perfect for overnight guests!
Stuffed with cinnamon and maple flavors these healthy baked apples with oats are perfect for fall. They're made with minimal ingredients and indulgent but not too sweet.
However, you can give them a little something extra and make them worthy of a nutritious dessert as well.
Plus, when you're in a pinch, these easy-baked apples can be made ahead of time and simply reheated!
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Why You'll Love The Apples Stuffed With Oatmeal
- They make the house smell amazing
- They're loaded with comforting ingredients
- They're a great way to use up all the apples from the season (though so is this slow cooker apple cider)
- These stuffed apples always seem fancier than they really are!
Can You Re-Heat Them?
Yes! They taste amazing both ready-made as well as the next day. Although they don't make the best make-ahead breakfast while running out the door (too much time to reheat and no an easy one to eat in a rush), they still taste great.
To reheat them, just pop them into the oven on very low the next morning (about 275 degrees Fahrenheit). This prevents them from drying out or burning and it gives the house a chance to smell amazing all over again!
What Kind Of Apples Are Best?
Truth be told, there’s no “perfect apple”! In other words, you can make a healthy brunch recipe with any apples you happen to pick this season.
Our personal favorites are gala and fuji apples but all apples work! That said, the apples you choose will make a difference in the flavor. The Yummy Life has a great breakdown of which apples to use for what!
With this in mind, remember that the sweeter the apple, the sweeter the oatmeal. Apples like granny smith will make this brunch a bit tangier. Meanwhile, MacIntosh apples will have a sweeter taste.
More often than not we use a blend of apples that we have on hand. Namely, apple leftover from apple picking.
Is There Any Sugar In Them?
Maple syrup is the only sweetener used. Because the apples are pretty sweet themselves (and even sweeter when baked), there's no need to anything else unless you're making the stuffed apples as a dessert (see below).
For five apples, there are only 3 tablespoons of maple syrup in them.
Breakfast Or Dessert?
This baked apple recipe can be used as either a healthy snack or a tasty dessert.
If serving as a snack, make them as is. However, if using them as a dessert, top them with 2-minute coconut whip cream and an extra drizzle of maple syrup.
As a result, the combination of syrup and coconut whip is indulgent especially as the coconut whip cream begins to melt from the heat of the stuffed apples!
- regular oats
- maple syrup
- chia seeds
- almond milk
- chopped walnuts
- shredded coconut
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How To Make The Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Chop the top off the apples and core the insides with a small paring knife. Line a baking pan with tinfoil and place the apples right side up.
Bake for twenty-five minutes or until tender.
While the apples are baking, prep the oatmeal.
In a small pot combine the oats, chia, flax, cinnamon, nutmeg and almond milk.
Heat over medium heat until a rolling boil starts.
Mix to combine. Cook for two minutes and cover with a lid until apples are done.
Remove the lid to the oatmeal and mix in the three tablespoons of syrup and walnuts.
Carefully portion the oatmeal into the apples. Top with coconut and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Place in the oven on broil for 1-2 minutes.
Remove, let cool slightly and enjoy!
Makes 5 apples.
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If you’re looking for what seems like a fancy put-together breakfast but is really quite simple then these stuffed apples are for you! Furthermore, they're vegan and full of healthy, filling ingredients these easy baked apples taste delicious and leave your house smelling even better