Baked Apples with Oatmeal Crumble


Last Updated on October 15, 2021

Melt in your mouth baked apples with oatmeal crumble! The perfect fall dessert to make and serve with your favorite vanilla ice cream.

baked apples

Baked Apples

These cinnamon baked apples are truly the perfect fall dessert. They’re easy to make, taste amazing, and are topped with a delicious cinnamon oatmeal crumble.

The apples caramelize and become buttery soft, and pair so well with vanilla ice cream. It’s an easy weeknight treat the whole family will love!

baked apples

What you’ll need to make baked apples

Apples– I love using honeycrisp for this recipe, but you can use any apple variety you like!

Rolled oats + oat flour– oats and oat flour make up the base of the crumb, and add the perfect crisp texture

Coconut sugar– I love sweetening my desserts with coconut sugar for its caramel-like taste, but brown sugar can be subbed if needed

Coconut oil– coconut oil helps bind together the ingredients into the perfect crumb. I prefer using refined coconut oil for its neutral taste

Cinnamon– for added flavor

Salt– to balance out the sweetness!

This dessert comes together in just a few simple steps:

  1. Slice your apples in half
  2. Sprinkle them with coconut sugar and cinnamon
  3. Prepare the oatmeal crumble, then press that into the apple halves
  4. Bake until soft and enjoy!

The simple oatmeal crumb topping adds the perfect crunch and flavor to the apples.

baked apples

Cinnamon baked apples are a simple, cozy dessert to make when you’re craving something sweet! You guys are going to love this recipe 🙂

baked apples

Other apple recipes you’ll love:

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Gluten-free Walnut Apple Crisp

Apple Crumb Cake

Bake Apples with Oatmeal Crumble

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Course: Dessert


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  • 2 large apples, I used honeycrisp

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 hot water

  • 1 tbsp 1 coconut sugar

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 cinnamon

  • Crumb Topping
  • 1/3 cup 1/3 rolled oats

  • 1/3 cup 1/3 oat flour

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 coconut sugar

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 cinnamon

  • 3 tbsp 3 coconut oil, or vegan butter

  • 1/8 tsp 1/8 salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375 F
  • Slice your apples in half and lightly spoon out the center to remove the seeds.
  • Place hot water in an 8 x 8 baking dish, then layer the apples in the pan skin side down.
  • Sprinkle the coconut sugar and cinnamon over each apple half.
  • For the crumb topping, combine all of the ingredients together in a bowl, and use your hands to work the coconut oil into the dry ingredients to create a crumb.
  • Press the mixture over each apples. *You can pour any remaining crumb topping directly into the pan, it will turn into a delicious oatmeal!
  • Cover the pan with foil and bake for 25 minutes. Remove the foil then bake uncovered for an additional 15-20 minutes, until the apples begin to soften.
  • Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!

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