Sweet Stuffed Baked Apples

6 servings
1 hr

Stuffed baked apples with cinnamon! This easy, cozy recipe will warm your home and fill it with sweet smelling goodness. Oven baked apples are perfect for breakfast or as a healthier dessert. Top with vanilla ice cream or swirl of cool whip if desired.

Stuffed Baked Apples With Cinnamon

I especially love to make this recipe during fall! There's nothing better than a hot, apple dessert on a crisp autumn evening.

If you need more recipes to celebrate the changing leaves check out my delicious Gluten Free Apple Crisp or Honey Apple Cinnamon Baked Oats.

Close Up Of Stuffed Baked Apples

Removing apple core with a serrated spoon.

Cutting butter into oats.

Pecans, spices, brown sugar & gluten free flour added to filling.

Scooping filling into apples.

Sweet Stuffed Baked Apples
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 40 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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  • 6 medium apples *see tip below
  • 1 & 1/4 cups whole grain oats
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter *cold from the refrigerator
  • 1/4 cup gluten free flour *see tip below
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tespoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract *pure is best, imitation will work!
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar *dark or light
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans *roasted/salted *see tip below

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Rinse and dry apples. Slice the very top of the apple off and core using a serrated spoon. Place apples in a baking dish. (*Tip: if apples are wobbly, you can also cut a little bit off the bottom to make them stable)!
Measure oats into a small mixing bowl. Cut cold, unsalted butter into small cubes and add to oats. Combine with a pastry cutter until crumbly. (*Tip: keep butter in the refrigerator until you're ready to use, this will make it easier to cut into oats).
Stir in gluten free flour, ground cloves, ground cinnamon, salt, brown sugar, vanilla extract & chopped pecans.
Stuff apples, pack filling down so you can fit as much as possible!
Cover baking dish with aluminum foil and bake 35-40 minutes, until apples are tender.
Allow to cool and serve with toppings like whip cream, ice cream, cinnamon or caramel drizzle, if desired!
  • Apples: choose a crisp, tart variety to compliment sweet filling. I like using pink lady apples!
  • Gluten free flour: I like to use Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free 1-1 Baking Flour. Regular all-purpose flour will also work in this recipe if you don't have a gluten intolerance.
  • Pecans: at the store, look for pecans that are already roasted/salted. Packaging should specify! Buy whole nuts and chop them up or look for pecan "pieces." These work nicely and save a little time since you won't need to cut them up by hand.
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