Baked Apples

Baked apples say fall like no other healthy real food dessert I know. While classic baked apples are filled with butter, sugar, nuts, and raisins, I like to add some oats for a whole grain twist. These Inside-Out Apple Crisp style baked apples are easy to whip up on a weeknight, weekend, or for a fantastic fall brunch. This recipe is gluten free and dairy free and is a quick and easy real food recipe. Give it a try today!

Baked Apples (aka Inside-Out Apple Crisp)

Yield: 4 baked apples

Prep time: 10 minutesBaked Apples |

Total time: about 1 hour

4 apples
1/4 cup old fashioned oats (gluten free if needed)
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/4 cup raisins
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon allspice)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Core 4 apples and place in a baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine all filling ingredients.
  4. Scoop the filling into the center of each apple and pack with a spoon.
  5. Pour about 1 cup of hot water into the bottom of the baking dish and cover apples with aluminum foil.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, remove the foil, and bake for 20 to 30 more minutes or until apples are soft.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy!
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Erin Harner

Erin Harner is an Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), author, and speaker based in Ithaca, NY. Erin melds functional medicine and culinary nutrition to help her clients uncover their unique diet and confidently cook healthy nourishing meals that meet the needs of their whole family. Learn about Erin's services and connect on Instagram.

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