Baked Apples Stuffed with Cinnamon Date Pecan Oatmeal

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I’m a multi-tasking addict. It’s sad to say that I can’t perform many tasks without doing other things at the same time. For instance, when I was making this recipe yesterday, I was also cooking 2 other recipes, shooting photography, and doing computer work at the same time. That’s just how I function most days. I blame the technology age for my lack of attention span and why I have no less than 20 tabs open on my computer at all times. There is no hope for me!

I guess it comes as no surprise that I like my food to multi-task too. Breakfasts that can be dressed up for dessert or whipped out of the fridge for a healthy afternoon snack really impress me. You know what else I love? Desserts that are wholesome enough for breakfast. A 3-in-1 recipe. Am I really asking for too much here? I don’t think so.

After a few days away from my kitchen, it felt so good to have my appetite for baking (and eating!) back. I’m happy to say that this recipe today fits all 3 goals for breakfast, snacking, and dessert. Hey, if you want to eat it for dinner too, I’d say we’re kindred spirits.

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Now, a little note about baked apples.

Do you struggle as much as I do with the decision of which type of apple to bake? It gets me every time. In my mind, there’s nothing worse than a mushy baked apple. I had a rather traumatic apple baking experience a couple years ago and it just about turned me off baked apples for life. Thankfully, I gave it another shot, this time using Honeycrisp apples. They held up so well in the oven, they were still firm after 40 minutes of baking. Soft on the outside and firm in the middle – that’s my perfect baked apple. If you prefer the baked apples soft all the way through with that “melt in your mouth” quality, just bake until you can easily slide a fork through the middle. Your call. The baking time will vary greatly depending on the variety of apple as well as the size. My apples were huge – just under 400 grams for the pair.

I mixed up a lovely cinnamon date pecan oatmeal and then stuffed it into the middle of two apples. All of the leftover oatmeal gets scooped into the dish and it’s baked for around 40 minutes or so (it probably could’ve used another 5 mins since the apples were so large). It’s so incredibly simple – and the outcome was even better than I hoped! I could see this dish making a lovely holiday breakfast.

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Baked Apples Stuffed With Cinnamon Date Pecan Oatmeal

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Recipe inspired by Yummy Mummy Kitchen.

Yield: 2 large servings or 4 smaller servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 large firm baking apples (I used Honeycrisp), cored
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 4 Medjool dates (or raisins), pitted and chopped
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (or try ground flax)
  • 1/4 cup pecans (or walnuts), chopped
  • 1.5 cups almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 tbsp pure maple syrup, plus more for garnish

 

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Wash and core apples. You want to make the hole about an inch in diametre, so there is enough room for stuffing. Place cored apples in a lightly oiled rimmed baking dish (I used a 4 cup dish).

2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the rest of the ingredients.

3. Fill apples with the oatmeal mixture (pack it down slightly) and then spoon the leftover oatmeal + all liquid into the dish, surrounding the apples.

4. Bake, uncovered, for approximately 35-50 minutes (this time will vary depending on your apples, so keep an eye on it). To test for doneness, pierce apple with a knife. If it slides through fairly easy it’s done. The almond milk should also be absorbed and the oatmeal fairly firm. Serve with drizzle of pure maple syrup, apple butter or pumpkin butter, whipped coconut cream, non-dairy ice cream, or yogurt.

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Enjoy it hot or cold, for breakfast, snacking, or dessert a la mode! [I’m a poet and I know it.]

It’s also Sketchie approved. The hot oven made me flustered on a warm fall day and I had to rip off my sweater, providing him a cozy cat bed. :)

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Note his cat tunnel in the background. The best 10 bucks we ever spent.

By the way, please remind me to purchase an apple corer! I am the worst at coring apples with a paring knife. It’s a miracle I have all 10 fingers intact today.

I’m curious – what are your favourite baking apples? Have you tried certain varieties with great results? Or others with poor results?

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1 Danielle@fresh4five October 23, 2012

So simple and so pretty!

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2 Tanya @ playful and hungry October 24, 2012

Sometimes, the simplest recipes are the best!

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3 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 23, 2012

I am the same way with baked apples – I need that crunch. The mush is too much like baby food. Love this idea of baking it with oatmeal! I’d top that with a big scoop of PB and call it breakfast!

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4 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2012

Good call with the peanut butter…I didn’t think of that, but now I will have to try it on my leftovers. :)

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5 Willow October 23, 2012

Ooh, sounds good! I actually just did a post on baked apples (here http://www.willcookforfriends.com/2012/09/baked-apples-la-mode-easy-as-pie-easier.html ) but totally missed the opportunity to turn them into such a meal multi-tasker. Mine were just… dessert. Ha!

I also like to use Honeycrisp, or Fuji (whatever looks better in the store – Gala, if not those two) for baking. However, if I’m doing a pie I like to buy a few different varieties (some red, some green) and mix them for a less one-tone flavor.

Will have to try stuffing my apples with oatmeal, next time – I would be eating them for breakfast, dessert, and midnight snacks! :)

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6 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh October 23, 2012

I am so making these! Oh yes I am! You had me at Honeycrisp which is my favorite baking apple followed closely by granny smith for my baking benders.

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7 Alissa October 23, 2012

These sound amazing! I love the bottom part for the reminder about getting an apple corer, that was the question I was going to ask you. Where do you get one? LOL :)

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8 Angela October 23, 2012

Sometimes grocery stores have them in their utensil section (if they have one that is). Or try kitchen good stores. :)

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9 Heather October 23, 2012

My room mate just came back from the orchard with a ton of apples and we were looking for a healthier alternative to apple pie and apple crisp- this looks perfect. And totally counts as breakfast!

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10 Lee at Veggie Quest October 23, 2012

Can’t wait to try this–only problem is that I can’t eat oats, as they don’t agree with me! But it looks SO good that I’m going to give it a shot with quinoa flakes instead. Or should I use a whole grain like millet instead? Thoughts?

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11 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2012

Hmm, I’m not too sure. I haven’t baked with quinoa flakes before. Do they bake similar to oats? Im sure it would be fine, but you wouldnt have the texture that the oats provide. As for millet, it would be an experiment I guess! Let me know how it goes.

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12 Janae @ Bring-Joy October 23, 2012

I love baked apples but I’m lazy. So here’s my short version: cut up apples into small chunks, put into a large ziploc bag with cinnamon & 1/2 TBS. stevia in the raw, shake really well, & then eat. I know, not quite the same as baked apples, but it works when I want that apple-cinnamon-y dessert & don’t have the time or don’t want to put forth the effort!

(your cat is beautiful.)

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13 Angela October 23, 2012

I used to make a similar dessert back in the day. It’s been AGES since I made it. I just diced the apple, and mix with cinnamon and sugar in a bowl.

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14 Michele October 23, 2012

Perfect for fall! Looks like a great multi-tasking recipe. I’ll be trying it out this weekend.

I have a question unrelated to this post: I’m trying to find your Breakfast Taco recipe to print out for a friend. I can’t find it in Recipage, or in your Breakfast Recipes. It’s crumbled tofu with nutritional yeast and seasonings sautéed in a pan. This is one of my favorite recipes. It sure is a crowd pleaser–everyone I have served it to has loved it. Can you point me in the right direction?

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15 Angela October 23, 2012
16 Michele October 24, 2012

No! I’ve made that one as well, but I’m looking for the one that uses taco shells. I’ll look through your old posts.

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17 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 24, 2012

hmm I’m not sure I know which recipe you mean. I’ll try to do some digging too!

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18 Michele October 25, 2012

Hi Angela,
Well this is certainly embarrassing. Please accept my apologies. I went through my “Oh She Glows” binder, which is 90% from your website with a few others mixed in. I found the one I mentioned and discovered it is from the Whole Foods website. Sorry for bothering you about it. If you want to check out the recipe it’s called Tofu Breakfast Tacos, it’s really pretty amazing in that the tofu really looks and tastes like scrambled eggs.
Loving your site, recipes, and insight,
Michele

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19 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2012

No worries at all! I will have to check out that recipe…sounds amazing. Take care!

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20 lori October 23, 2012

I would love to make this as an apple crisp. Any ideas on how I could do this? Sounds amazing.

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21 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2012

Good idea :) Well, if you chopped up the apples and mixed it with the oatmeal you’d have baked apple oatmeal, which would also be lovely. But if you wanted more of a crisp here’s what I would probably try: omit almond milk and add in more maple syrup and/or non-dairy butter or coconut oil. Chop up the apples and mix with a touch of sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch. Spoon chopped apples into dish and then sprinkle new topping over it & then proceed with baking. I’m sure you could make it work!

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22 Julia October 23, 2012

Oh I am a multi-tasker also, I only have 7 tabs open now haha! It just feels like more is getting done that way. I really enjoy your blog and get great recipes from it all the time. I also really like your cat I have been wanting a Bengal for a long time! My husband says we can get one soon!
I’m like you on the apples being baked….so not sure if I will try this recipe or not, but it looks yummy!!

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23 Heidi kokborg October 23, 2012

Oh boy, does those apples look tasty! I literally feel like making them this moment – maybe also because I am starving! :) Anyways I HAVE to make them ASAP!

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24 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2012

heh yes you do! Let me know how it goes.

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25 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner October 23, 2012

Hehe — Sketchie is so cute!!!!! <3

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26 Krysta October 23, 2012

Yum! These look delicious, Angela!

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27 Addy @ Six-Kick Switch October 23, 2012

I love baked apples! And these look so delicious – I find that I like the more tart apples better. A softer variety doesn’t hold up under the heat! I actually have one of those funky crank-turned apple corer/peeler things in my pantry and I never use it!

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28 Nicole October 23, 2012

Oh my goodness Angela these look amazing! I’ve never, ever baked apples because I just LOVE the cold, crispy side of those guys! But this recipe looks might simple (beside the fact that I, like you, are without an apple corer…so I will be going at them with a steak knife) so I think I’m going to give it a try!

Thanks again for sharing this sweet fella! Glad you’re feeling healthier :)

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29 Beks October 23, 2012

I’m terrible at coring apples, too, but I find that apple corers aren’t that much of a help to me, as I think they don’t get all the seeds. :(

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30 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2012

Ah that’s a bummer. I don’t think I have ever owned one before, but I assumed they worked! I wonder if anyone has a good brand to suggest? :)

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31 Andrea October 23, 2012

These look absolutely delicious!

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32 Alysha @Shesontherun October 23, 2012

This looks so good! I’m in desperate need of some breakfast inspiration :)

When it comes to baking with apples, I think anything goes – as long as you mix them up. Whenever I made a crisp, I love doing 2-3 different varieties.

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33 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2012

I agree about mixing the apples up with crisps and pies…I did that last week with a crisp and it turned out so flavourful!

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34 {Moni} @ Moni Meals October 23, 2012

YES! YUM! NOW! PLEASE! I love this kind of Fall Treat. I have a similiar recipe but I love your twist on it Ang!

One thing is certain, no matter how you make it, Vanilla Bean ICE CREAM (or a non-dairy pick) FOR SURE!

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35 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers October 23, 2012

I need to make these the next time I have company coming to the house. I bet they make the whole place smell wonderful!

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36 Kathryn October 23, 2012

These are beautiful, sketchie is adorable, and now I’m kinda hungry. I love seeing your creativity, it is inspiring. I’m starting to teach cooking classes and I look to you often for inspiration.
At first I saw baked apples and I thought yuck, then I saw your tip about the honey crisp – I think the mushyness is what I never liked…I think I might try these.

Have a beautiful day.

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37 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2012

Thanks for your lovely note! I’m so happy you are inspired by the recipes.
I also never was a fan of too soft apples. I find underbaking them slightly helps too. Enjoy!

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38 Amy October 23, 2012

That looks delicious – I am not an apple baking expert, but my two favorite apples are Macouns and Honeycrisps. I would think if the Honeycrisps hold up to baking, the Macouns would as well? Glad to hear you’ve defeated your cold!

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39 DessertForTwo October 23, 2012

Looks scrumptious! I think I could scoop up all that extra granola at the bottom with a spoon and not tell anyone! :)

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40 Erica @ Coffee & Quinoa October 23, 2012

I love love love honeycrisps but have never baked with them before. Can’t wait to try!

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41 Andrea @ Vegvacious October 23, 2012

Those look fantastic!

I’ve been using Honeycrisp for most of my baking this year too. I recently picked up some Cortlands as well because I saw an apple chart that said they were good for baking and held up well. I haven’t tried too much with them yet, but I can say I find that they have a milder flavour than the Honeycrisp.

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42 Averie @ Averie Cooks October 23, 2012

I love oats/oatmeal crumble-like toppings, streusel toppings, it’s all chewy & hearty and great. Paired with apples, even better – and I bet your house smelled amazing!

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43 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies October 23, 2012

I’m convinced that honeycrisp apples are just the best for everything–eating, baking, applesauce, whatever! They are definitely my favorite. :) I always have trouble getting baked apples just right, so I’m going to have to give your recipe a try!

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44 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} October 23, 2012

These look fabulous! Thanks for the shout out :) Pinning now!

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45 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2012

Thank you for the inspiration!

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46 Danielle @ Itsaharleyyylife October 23, 2012

wow I wish I had some leftover apples from apple picking to make this! but I might have to just pick some more up! (:

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47 Jessica pH-diet October 23, 2012

Wow, looks just like the best fall dessert! Love all your apple recipies this time of the year! <3 thank you!

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48 Brittany October 23, 2012

Yum! These look delicious! I’ll have to try them out on my boyfriend

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49 Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning October 23, 2012

The stuffed apples are so cute!
I’ve been obsessed with making the same dessert over and over again- I put chopped up apples, any kind of winter squash, frozen cranberries, walnuts, cinnamon, molasses, maple syrup and some earth balance spread in a crock pot and let it cook for a few hours. I top it with cashew cream and granola, and it is UNREAL.

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50 Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit October 23, 2012

I love this idea, Angela! It’s like baked oatmeal with whole apples. Brilliant.

I’m really into baking spartan apples right now. They’re huge here in the East (still feels weird saying that with living out West all my life!) especially right now. They’re at all the markets!

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51 Katie G October 23, 2012

Hi Angela! I posted a photo of my recreation of this recipe on your facebook page earlier but I thought I should post here too it was that good :) . I made this recipe for breakfast (I used a royal gala apple that held up very well!) and it was absolutely fantastic! I put some pumpkin butter (your recipe) on top and some greek yogurt and it was great! You’ve done it again, yet another keeper recipe ;)

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52 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2012

Hey Katie, You are fast! haha. That’s great. I’m so happy you enjoyed them. By the way, I just checked my FB page and didn’t see your photo. I wonder what happened to it? Did it post for you?

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53 Sharon Vincello October 23, 2012

Thank you for posting a simple, delicious dessert that not only is easy but looks elegant. I have been looking for ways to use up all the apples from my back yard. This is another solution for me. So far I’ve made apple chips, apple cider, apple butter, apple sauce and apple pie filling. It’s been a great fall :) Happy cooking!

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54 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2012

Ohhh lucky girl having an apple tree! Glad to hear you are finding all kinds of ways to use them up. Enjoy the recipe!

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55 Amy October 23, 2012

I grew up with Macintosh and Cortland for baking. Those are still my favorite, but you may have sold me on the Honeycrisp.

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56 Cassandra @ TheScienceofFood October 23, 2012

I agree with Leanne, spartan is a good choice, you just have to be careful not to over bake or it will start to turn into a compote! I did a similar recipe with spartan apples this week http://thescienceoffood.info/post/34073817923/roastedapplestreusel

The spartan apples once baked will be soft however (which I like), you have to rely on the topping for the crunch. I like Laura`s PB but I`d probably garnish this with an almond butter/maple syrup mixture.

I approve of this as a breakfast, but you must have a bigger appetite than me! I eat just half a cup of oats and I’m good to go!

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57 Joanne October 23, 2012

A trick I learned recently is to use a metal melon baller to core the apples. Works great!

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58 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2012

Ah great tip! Now I need a melon baller :)

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59 Steph Shackelford October 23, 2012

These look delicious! This is probably a silly question, but what’s the best way to core an apple? Yours turned out so well!

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60 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 24, 2012

Thanks Steph! I just used a paring knife…it wasn’t easy but I just went slow! Those honeycrisp are HUGE!

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61 Steph Shackelford October 24, 2012

Ok thanks!

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62 Nicole October 23, 2012

This looks absolutely amazing!! Which doesnt surprise me because everything on your blog is delicious, both visually and tastewise!!! This is on my to-do list in the next few days :D Cant wait! Oh, and I bought one of those cat tunnels for my little princess when I took her in. She LOVES IT! My boyfriend told me that I wasted my money because she was never going to use it… sure enough its her favorite thing in the world!
Keep up the amazing work that you do!

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63 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 23, 2012

hah I know exactly what you mean…Sketchie adores it! It’s his little shelter when he doesn’t want to be bothered or it’s where he goes when he wants to play and be hyper. Unfortunately his nails have pretty much ripped it to shreds (he gets a bit wild in there!).

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64 Radhika Sarohia October 23, 2012

Will be trying this, looks delicious

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65 Lia October 23, 2012

First of all, I just adore the first pictures. Love the half apple view of the inside. Second, I love baked apples! We did it a couple of times when I was a kid and just stuffed them with cinnamon, sugar, and marshmallows (I know, sugar AND marshmallows?). So yay for a healthier, more filling, less mood-swing inducing treat-meal. Great seasonal recipe too! Thanks as always!

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66 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 24, 2012

Oh to be a kid again! hah

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67 Cara's Healthy Cravings October 23, 2012

I made these the other day (minus the oatmeal at the bottom) and was going to post a recipe, but I could not get them to photograph well enough…yours look a lot better. I think it also had to do with the type of apple I used, they sort of fell apart.

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68 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 24, 2012

I’ve definitely been there before! hah I hope you enjoyed them regardless :)

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69 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat October 23, 2012

Ooh I feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven looking at these pics! Sounds delicious. Honeycrisps and Pink Lady apples are my favourites in general, and I love that they make great baking apples too. I’m also a huge fan of Crispin (or Mutsu depending on who’s labeling them!) because they’re kind of like a Golden Delicious, but a little more tart. I’m craving one now!

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70 moonsword October 23, 2012

Fabulous recipe…perfect for a chilly rainy day like today!
I’ve had good luck baking Idareds, Jonagolds, Melrose, Braeburns, Empires…I like mixing varieties too, just for the screaming fun of it. :)

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71 Vanessa October 23, 2012

I am so obsessed with Jona Gold apples this season, they are so perfect for juicing and baking!! That pic looks amazing with what I believe is vanilla island Coconut Bliss on top ;)
Yum!

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72 Susan October 23, 2012

I know what you mean about multi tasking. I’m often making several things at once – supper plus lunch for the next day or baking muffins, cookies at the same time. I’m sure that’s why my kitchen always looks like a war zone when I’m done and it takes me 3 times as long to clean as I spent cooking. Oh well, at least I’m always having fun!
Recipe looks good – will try it out on the weekend.

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73 Sonal October 24, 2012

This looks scrumptious! I’ve never actually baked an apple, i’m so behind! hahah must try this recipe soon :)

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74 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers October 24, 2012

I love this recipe!!! I mean love it! It’s so creative!!! I have to try it out this weekend!!

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75 Heather October 24, 2012

Yum! Obsessed with all things apple and crunchy, great idea! Look like little pacmen :)

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76 Emily @ www.main-eats.com October 24, 2012

Wow-I need to eat this immediately!
I LOVE honeycrisp apples for absolutely everything!

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77 Megan @healthgeekchic October 24, 2012

Ah! These look so wonderful. Im going to give the apple baking another try, I too had some difficulty in the past…but a pear would actually sub great in this recipe too…I got delish ones from the farmers market last weekend and just popped one in the oven with a sprinke of coconut oil and ginger and it turned out great! Cant wait to try it with the oats too!

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78 Karen October 24, 2012

I am very curious about the cat tunnel. We adopted a stray cat from our freezing cold back yard and we have never had a cat. Where did you get the cat tunnel? Or just describe it and I will go shopping. I could not see much of the tunnel from the picture. Thanks.

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79 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 24, 2012

Hey Karen! We bought it at a store called JSYK. You might be able to find them in pet stores or even online. The tunnel also collapses into a small ring, so it’s great for bringing it places or packing (umm not that we’ve ever done that! haha)

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80 Karen Overton October 24, 2012

I have been quietly following you for some time now and must step forward and thank you for all of your incredibly healthy and delicious recipes, fun stories, and beautiful photography. I have used many recipes for my husband and myself, as well as grands and family. You are an amazing woman and thanks so much for sharing your many talents on your blog. Looking forward to many more adventures with you, Angela! Karen in San Diego

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81 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 24, 2012

Hi Karen, Thanks for leaving such a lovely note! It means so much to me to hear that you enjoy the blog so much. :) truly, thank you. PS- I LOVE San Diego!!! can’t wait to go back sometime.

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82 Tanya @ playful and hungry October 24, 2012

I love to add almond butter, too.
Great that you fill the whole pan with the apple stuff, I love that!

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83 jenna October 24, 2012

oh my heavens! these look wonderful!

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84 Michelle {LiveLoudly} October 24, 2012

Oh yum! I’m making this tonight!! I’m on a beach body crunch month and I’m craving something sweet and this will be it! on the edge of cheating ;)
Thanks :) and wish me good luck with the knife too LOL
-Michelle {LiveLoudly}

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85 Jojo October 24, 2012

I was going to make baked apples last weekend, but we ended up making an apple crisp that turned out a bit too “crisp” on the bottom (it was burnt, sad!) We only had not so fresh sun crisps, though. I should get some better baking apples.

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86 Shana October 24, 2012

I once lived in a world where I thought the only kind of apple was red delicious. So, so sad. Our local orchard has a handy dandy chart of all the apples they grow and the best way to use them. It’s so helpful when deciding what apples to pick for different recipes!
http://www.fiferorchards.com/documents/AppleChart.pdf

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87 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2012

Thank I will check that out! yay :)

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88 Stephen@HappyHeart October 25, 2012

Have you tried Bramley’s? They’re the go to baking/cooking apple here in Ireland!

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89 Inés October 25, 2012

Boskoop apples are my favorite for making baked apples and other baked things – so when I actually plan on making something I use these. Otherwise I just take any apple I have on hand or the ones that are sold as “apples for baking” in the shop.
I just made one of your stuffed baked apples for my lunch and it was the perfect thing for the foggy wether outside. A juicy, warm apple and that oven-smell . . . hmmm =D
I burned my tongue, not wanting to wait any longer for the apple to cool, but never mind – it was 100% worth it ;-)
As I hadn’t had any baked apples since last Christmas, thanks for posting the recipe with that lovely picture! The apple tasted great, thanks to you! The recipe I always made before is quite different: The apple is stuffed with a mixture of raisins, chopped almonds, a dash of rum, marmelade/pureed berries and honey and goes with a vanilla or chocolate sauce on top (the sauce is not baked).

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90 Shannon October 25, 2012

Angela! question for you as well as your vegan readers. I have recently been transitioning from vegetarian to vegan and it’s not bad at all- for me. It’s the rest of the world that’s confused. How did you first handle all your friends getting you non-vegan deserts for your birthday when they didn’t know or they forgot, or when everyone wanted to go to a restaurant that had you eating a plate of carrots as your only option? It is more of an inconvenience for the people around me than it is for me and it’s a hard thing to explain that it’s not like I’m “not allowed” to eat certain foods, I just choose not to. And when friends forget, they feel guilty about having made a dish that I am not going to get to eat. I don’t want to offend anyone, but it’s a pain to constantly remind someone of your dietary preferences. Anyways, sorry for the novel but thought it may garner some creative responses from fellow vegans!

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91 Angela (Oh She Glows) October 25, 2012

Hey Shannon, I can relate to your struggles! My best advice is to always offer to bring a dish when you go to someone’s house. Often they are more than happy to have help and it relieves pressure on them to come up with something. That way you also aren’t stuck with nothing to eat even if they do forget. As an added bonus, you get to share yummy vegan food with your friends and show them how tasty it can be. Goodluck!

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92 Grace @ Practicing Grace October 25, 2012

Looks delicious. The combination of the softened apple and crunch of the oatmeal is perfect. And then topped with yogurt or ice cream mmmmmmmm. I’m definitely a texture person.

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93 Mary E. Pratt October 25, 2012

First off – thank you for all of the amazing recipes and drool-promoting pictures. Ours is an omnivore household, but I’ve been increasing the number of vegetarian meals we consume and now I’m working to increase the number of vegan meals. Your blog has been such a great resource. I can see the time and effort you put into your recipes and I so appreciate being able to trust that a recipe will turn out well.

On to apples – yum! I made baked apples for our Thanksgiving breakfast last year and I think I will be continuing that tradition (and maybe expanding it to Christmas, New Year’s, Wednesdays…) I will definitely be trying this variation this year.

I’ve been amazed at how different grocery store (stored) apples and those that are fresh from the farm can be. When I buy from the grocery store, I think Honeycrisp and GrannySmith are the most reliable varieties during apple season. Farther into the winter and spring, I find the Honeycrisp get a bit mushier, but the Grannies are still reliable. When you have access to the fresh stuff, options are pretty limitless (and friendly farmers will often give great suggestions…and samples!!).

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94 Adriana Perciballi October 25, 2012

Sounds yummy Angela! Can’t wait to make these stuffed apples and your cat, Sketchie, is beautiful: )

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95 Amy Holowaty October 26, 2012

Thank you for breakfast yesterday, Angela! It was dreamy good: http://cheesecurdsinfargo.blogspot.com/2012/10/breakfast.html. xoxo

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96 Becca October 26, 2012

This is in the oven right now! I also stuck a small cinnamon stick into the center of my apple. It looks so pretty and I hope it infuses the apple with a little more cinnamon essence.

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97 Jen October 27, 2012

I just LOVE honeycrisp apples. The organic ones at my local market have been just to die for. So crunchy, sweet, but a little tart also! The perfect apple ever in my opinion. Great for snacking and I’m not surprised they are great for baking as well. I will definitely need to try this, thank you for sharing.

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98 Joy October 29, 2012

I’m sorta new to following vegan/healthy blogs, so I apologize if this comes off wrong. But hardly anyone comments on ACTUALLY making the food?

I made these awesome baked apples this past weekend and they were a super hit with my family. I was so excited there was one left over on Sunday morning and I was the lucky one to get to eat it. Yay me!

Thank you for another wonderful recipe. BTW, I’ve made several of your recipes and your butternut squash burritos are OUT OF THIS WORLD. :)

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99 kristle October 29, 2012

these are so yummy, perfect for a breakfast/dessert alike! i topped mine with some vanilla tofutti as a treat.wowza. shared one with my boyfriends mom and she said it was elegant. she has a huge sweet tooth, store bought pastries are her main staple. to see her enjoy something sweetened only with dates & maple syrup was nice. thank you for all your brilliant recipes! also, i don’t think i can ever enjoy pasta or spaghetti squash again without your simple avocado sauce!

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100 Deb MacLeod October 31, 2012

This is so good…I sliced the apples and doubled the recipe…now breakfast is a no-brainer…I just pour on the warmed almond milk, pour coffee and orange juice and enjoy:)

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101 Alexandria November 9, 2012

Made this tonight and great as a simple dessert. Substituted dried mulberries, cherries, almonds and pumpkin seeds for walnuts and dates

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102 Abra November 10, 2012

I get this is a food recipe and blog/discussion…..but you have a beautiful cat. What Breed is he?

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103 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 12, 2012

Thank you – Sketchie is a Bengal

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104 Julie November 13, 2012

I made these last night with Cortland apples. It was absolutely delicious. Thanks for another great recipe.

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105 Zugey November 13, 2012

Hi Angela, I have these baking in the oven as I type this message. Its smells divine. I can’t wait to eat one warm, one for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. :D Thank you!

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106 Anna November 15, 2012

I am huge fan of your website and have been sharing it with all my clients , our fav is your green monster , kale and the detox salad. But as the mornings get colder, after an 6am workout i needed something warm to come home to, so i adapted this apple recipe, i make the oats mixture, and chop up the apples and mix it all through, then cook the night before, enough for 2-3 mornings, it is sooooo good and very filling.
keep up the GREAT work.
Anna.

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107 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 16, 2012

Thank you Anna! So glad you enjoyed it.

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108 Lital Peled November 18, 2012

i LOVE this recipe. made it 3 times already, with minor changes- i make a bigger batch and i cut the apples to fine slices. also. i like to add cocunut to the mix and some citrus juice (orange, clementine, etc.)

that’s the snack i pack for work and it works every time

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109 Angela (Oh She Glows) November 18, 2012

Im glad to hear that! Great idea about bringing it to work.

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110 Denise November 18, 2012

Making this tonight by request of the hubby. Being Thanksgiving week I had some dried cranberries on hand, so subing that for dates. Smells YUMMY in th oven!!

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111 Sofia January 6, 2013

Your photos make my mouth all watery, this looks so simple and delicious!

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112 Jamie H January 22, 2013

These were delicious! Not overly sweet…just perfect. And my husband – who does not do healthy – cleaned his bowl. I love sneaking good, healthy food to him! Thanks for this keeper of a recipe!

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113 Jackie February 27, 2013

I made this for breakfast this morning for me and my daughter and it was amazing!! we’ve recently started an elimination diet for her trying to find intolerances and sugar has been one of the things we’ve taken out. we’re both looking for something sweet and this took care of it. i used golden delicious apples and didn’t use the maple syrup and it was perfect. next time i might heat up and drizzle with the farm cinnamon honey i have. thanks for saving our breakfast options…and desserts too :)

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114 Sarah May 27, 2013

I tried baking these with quinoa flakes instead of oatmeal, and I also placed the apples in mini loaf pans. Everything around the apple baked into bread! Do you think it’s because of the quinoa flakes or the pans? It just absorbed all the liquid!

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115 Rachel June 22, 2013

This is what’s for dinner tonight!

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116 Annie October 10, 2013

Hi! I made these last night. I wanted them as dessert for my boyfriend and I. I didn’t have a dessert type topping like almond milk ice cream (which would have been delish!), so I mixed maple syrup and almond butter together and drizzled it on top. It was amazing!

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117 kelli November 15, 2013

I am truly a fan of your page! I am planning on making 2 of your recipes this weekend and this is one of them. If I don’t have something to core my apples- can I chop them and make an apple crisp using this recipe? Also, would green apples work or would you say the honey crisp holds up best in the heat?

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118 Sarah April 30, 2014

Yum! I am trying this on Friday. I am going to use Honey Crisp apples and Bosc pear slices for the sides. Then topping it all off with coconut whipped cream.

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119 Ariel May 25, 2014

I realize I’m way late to this posting, but oh man!! I came across your recipe for coconut whipped cream a while ago and after a few failed attempts successfully made my first batch! I was wondering what to put it on (since shoveling it all into my mouth is probably not the most lady like option) and then I saw this! It looks like I’ll be making a double batch so I have breakfast for the week, each complete with some coconut whipped cream! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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120 Ariel May 25, 2014

p.s. I got an apple corer about 6 months ago for only about $10. Best purchase I’ve ever made!

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121 Vanessa @ Crumbs June 27, 2014

What a perfect treat for the upcoming Fall months.

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122 Jessica Fig October 8, 2014

This just screams fall. I made one stuffed apple and halved the oatmeal recipe since it was just for me (breakfast this morning!). I have never had baked apples before, and stuffing it with oatmeal seemed genius! The smell alone was amazing – cinnamon & spices, apples, maple, pecans… I couldn’t get enough. I did not expect to love it as much as I did – mostly because I am so in love with cold overnight oats that hot oats are not always as appealing to me. I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe! I cannot wait to make it again, maybe for a holiday breakfast or dessert for my fiance and me or some family. I bet a scoop of coconut or almond ice cream would make this the perfect holiday dessert. Thanks for a comforting fall recipe that I know I”ll be making again soon :)

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123 gloria October 23, 2014

YUM

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124 Nicole Toscano November 26, 2014

Anybody use Fuji apples?

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125 mb January 25, 2015

Healthy and warming on a blustery January morning. The hardest part of this recipe is coring the apples and then waiting the 45 minutes until the delicious breakfast is ready. And they are well worth the wait! My apple was a bit crunchy which was a nice contrast to the oatmeal. Adding a bit of syrup or coconut cream will enhance the final flavors as well.
A definite hit and will make again.

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126 MJ February 2, 2016

Thank you for this recipe! I was inspired to make a baked apple dessert and came across your recipe. I had all the ingredients on hand too, yea! This dish smelt like I was walking through Disneyland smelling churros while baking, I love when food congers up memories through smells and taste!

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