Easy baked apples with yogurt are one of the healthiest, low cab and gluten-free desserts that you can make with this amazing fruit! These are so good for breakfast or lunch. Great fall recipe to try!
As I already mentioned in my last year post about Halloween baked apples, these are healthy little treats that are easy to serve and have for snacking between the meals.
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Moreover, baked cinnamon apples are healthy snacks for school!
So the autumn knocked on the door. It means that we will have an awesome produce to cook with! Pumpkins, beets, carrots first come to my mind as veggies. And for fruits…Guess what? Of course apples! The smell of cinnamon and apples is a must for any home during the fall!
How to cook easy baked apples in the oven
First cut the caps of every apple, then remove the core, so it has a hole from one side. Place cored apples in the baking tray, fill an inch with water.
The stuffing is actually a mix of dried fruits and nuts. Stuff apples with dates, peanuts, add honey, sprinkle with spices and cover with apple caps. Spices are of course are classic cinnamon and nutmeg.
You can use raisins or dried apricots or plums instead of dates. Moreover you can add chopped pecans or walnuts instead of peanuts!
Bake in a preheated oven for an hour or more until apples are soft.
Bake in water bath, occasionally spooning over the apple water from the pan on top.
The apples I got in the store were pretty big, so I cooked them about and hour and a half, spooning water from the tray on the top from time to time.
You can bake the apples until the softness you like! How long you need to bake an apple actually depends on your taste preferences, size and ripeness of fruit. These apples were larger than in my last year recipe, so these were cooking approx. 1,5 hours.
The skin is thick, but apples are mellow inside. You can check with a fork or gently squeeze with your finger tips to see if it’s cooked.
To speed up the baking process or prepare a faster breakfast, cut the apples in halves and bake skin side down with filling on top. Or check our healthy apple crisp recipe, I will leave the link below.
Easy baked apples with yogurt – nutrition facts
One baked cinnamon apple has 198 calories, 46 grams carbs or less, if you don’t sprinkle with sugar . Sugar powder looks so pretty, but it is optional. There’s actually enough sweetness from dates and honey.
On their own (without stuffing), there are actually 116 calories in one baked apple.
Easy baked apples with yogurt are good source of fiber – almost 7 grams per serving.
Baked apples without sugar are our favorite simple desserts to enjoy in autumn. Honey and dates are perfectly sweet and healthy for snacking, too. If you top it with yogurt, this can be your perfect breakfast any kid and husband will love to have!
And yes, sprinkling these easy baked apples with yogurt and sugar is optional. Drizzle apples with more honey instead!
I love serving these apples warm with Greek yogurt on top. You can serve with granola on the side.
It’s an easy seasonal dessert to make! Oh and your kitchen will smell so good with apples and cinnamon.
Baked apples last up to 3 days in the fridge. Then you can make another batch!
For more apple recipes, check these:
- Apple Cinnamon Bread,
- Apple bundt cake,
- Apple cranberry salad,
- Apple pancakes,
- French apple tart,
- Healthy apple crisp,
- Apple sauce.
Baked apples are one of the easiest, healthiest, low cab and gluten-free desserts that you can make with this amazing fruit!
- 5 apples
- 50 g dates, choppped /0.76 oz
- 15 g peanuts, chopped /0.53 oz
- 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg, ground
- 5 tsp honey
- 5 tsp Greek yogurt (optional)
- 1 tsp sugar powder (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F / 180 C
First cut the caps of every apple, then remove the core, so it has a hole from one side.
Place cored apples in the baking tray, fill an inch with water.
Mix dates, peanuts and honey together in a separate bowl just until combined.
Fill apples with dates, peanuts, honey mixture. Sprinkle with spices and cover with apple caps.
Bake in a preheated oven for an hour or more until apples are soft. Spoon water from the pan on the apples from time to time
Place apples on serving plates. Remove the caps from baked apples add a spoon of Greek yogurt on every fruit. Close the caps, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.