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Stuffed Baked Apples with Oatmeal

These are the best easy healthy stuffed baked apples for an easy to make, and nutrient dense dessert or snack for kids and adults alike. Plus, they're naturally vegan and gluten free!
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 421kcal


  • 4 large apples
  • 4 packets Regular Instant Oatmeal gluten free, if needed
  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • ¼ c melted vegan butter or regular butter
  • ¼ c crushed pecans
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • ¼ c golden raisins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon plus more for on top
  • Pinch salt
  • ¼ c maple syrup
  • ½ cup apple cider juice or water
  • ½ tsp cinnamon


  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • Slice the top off of the apple so it’s flat and core 2/3 of the way down until you remove all the seeds. Hollow out the apple allowing about 1/4“ of apple. Place in a greased 8x8” square pan.
  • Mix together the oatmeal, sugar, butter, pecans, flax, raisins, cinnamon and salt. Stuff the apple holes. Drizzle with maple syrup and top with a sprinkle of cinnamon.
  • Pour the apple cider, juice or water into the bottom of the dish and mix in the extra cinnamon. Cover with foil and bake for 35-40 minutes or until tender when pricked. Uncover and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes to let the tops brown up. Serve with yogurt, whipped cream or ice cream.


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin A: 606IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg