Easy Cinnamon Baked Apples

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.

Apples sitting on a cutting board

How to make easy cinnamon baked apples 

How to prepare the bottom of the apples:

  1. Using a paring knife, carefully carve out the bottom part of the apple core
  2. 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.

Parring knife cutting into the bottom of an apple

2. Flatten the bottom of the apple so it rests easily on a tray

Cutting bottom off an apple

3. Using a small and narrow spoon, scoop out the core. 

Removing apple core and seeds with a spoon

4. Use the narrow spoon or a butter knife to remove any remaining seeds and harder pieces of the core. 

Removing apple core and seeds with a knife
Apples cored and prepped for making cinnamon baked apples

Set the apples aside and grab a small bowl to mix the filling. Stir together oatmeal, flour, cinnamon, sugar, walnuts, and melted butter. 

Mixture of cinnamon, oats, and walnuts in a bowl

Stuff the apples with the cinnamon and oatmeal filling and place on a cookie sheet. 

stuffed cinnamon oatmeal apples on a tray ready to bake

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.

Cinnamon stuffed baked apples on a tray

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.

Cinnamon stuffed baked apple on a plate cut in half with whipped cream
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Easy Cinnamon Baked Apples

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  • Author: Ashley Braun, MPH, RD
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This cinnamon and oatmeal stuffed baked apple recipe is simple to make and mouth-wateringly delicious. Perfect served plain or with a side of vanilla ice cream or whip cream.


  • 8 apples
  • 1 1/2 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp walnuts (chopped)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Using a paring knife, cut off the bottom of apples, removing the bottom part of the core and trim bottom so the apples can easily stand.
  3. Next use a paring knife to cut around the core from the top and narrow spoon or butter knife to scoop out the seeds and core. Try to leave about 1/4 to 1/2 inch to hold the filling
  4. In a medium bowl, combine melted butter, flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, sugar and walnuts
  5. Stuff each apple with the cinnamon oatmeal filling and place on baking sheet
  6. Bake for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees F, the apples should be soft to the touch but not mushy
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30

Looking for other apple recipes? Try this Easy Apple Crumble

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