Some of my absolute favorite desserts include apples, and now that apple picking season is here I couldn’t resist posting this easy cinnamon baked apples recipe.
This baked apple recipe is simple and easy to make with just 6 ingredients.
Within 60 minutes, you’ll have a warm, delicious treat that the whole family will love. The first step is to prepare the apples for filling.
Which apples are best for baking?
For this cinnamon and oatmeal stuffed baked apple recipe, I used honey crisp apples, which provide a natural sweetness. Other good baking apples include granny smith, jonagold, braeburn, pink lady, and golden delicious.
How to make easy cinnamon baked apples
How to prepare the bottom of the apples:
- Using a paring knife, carefully carve out the bottom part of the apple core
- Next, trim the bottom for an even, flat surface. This helps the apples to stand without tipping over while baking and serving.
Next, you’ll remove the core and seeds of the apples. You want to leave about 1/4 to 1/2 inch at the bottom to hold the filling.
How to remove apple core for stuffed baked apples:
1. Using a paring knife, cut around the apple stem and core.
2. Flatten the bottom of the apple so it rests easily on a tray
3. Using a small and narrow spoon, scoop out the core.
4. Use the narrow spoon or a butter knife to remove any remaining seeds and harder pieces of the core.
Set the apples aside and grab a small bowl to mix the filling. Stir together oatmeal, flour, cinnamon, sugar, walnuts, and melted butter.
Stuff the apples with the cinnamon and oatmeal filling and place on a cookie sheet.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the apples. The apples should feel slightly soft and tender, but not mushy when they are done. This will take about 30 minutes depending on the size of the apples.
These baked apples are delicious served both warm or cold. Try it with a scoop of ice cream or whip cream for an added sweet treat. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.Print
Looking for other apple recipes? Try this Easy Apple Crumble