These Baked Apples are a healthy and delicious fall time treat! They're easy, family-friendly, and they smell and taste incredible!
Made with simple, whole ingredients like apples, maple syrup, cinnamon and oats, these vegan baked apples are a delicious and healthy treat for anyone in the family!
Baked Apple Ingredients Needed
My baked apple recipe has three different components: Baked Apples, Maple Butter Drizzle, and an Oatmeal Crumble to top it all off! Here's what you'll need:
For the Baked Apples & Maple Butter Drizzle:
- Honey-Crisp Apples: I like honey-crisp apples the best for baked apples. You can also use granny smith or gala apples.
- Butter: To keep this recipe vegan, use your favorite plant-based butter. If you are not vegan, feel free to use regular butter.
- Maple Syrup: Maple syrup is a wonderful natural sweetener that has a unique taste which reminds me of fall!
- Cinnamon: Some cinnamon here adds extra flavor, but will also be used in the crumble topping!
For the Baked Apple Oatmeal Crumble Topping:
- Butter: Plant-based butter is best to keep this recipe vegan but if you're not dairy-free, feel free to use regular butter.
- Maple Syrup: To naturally sweeten the crumble, I use maple syrup. You can also replace this with honey or agave but keep in mind the maple goes nicely with the flavor profile of the baked apples!
- Oats: We use quick oats in this recipe. The quick oats make the crumble texture soft and crisp. If you don't have quick oats, you can pulse old fashioned oats in a food processor to break them down.
- Flour: I used all purpose flour here but you can easily make this recipe gluten-free by using a measure for measure gluten free flour.
- Cinnamon: Cinnamon gives the classic, fall flavors of baked apples.
- Vanilla: A bit of vanilla adds extra flavor!
How to Make Baked Apples
Luckily, my 7 ingredient vegan baked apples are super easy to make! They give all the flavors of an apple crumble, without any of the hard work. Here are the simple steps:
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Slice your apples in half, from the stem to the bottom. Use a spoon to scoop out the core and remove the stem. Place the apples into a greased baking casserole dish and set aside.
Step 2: Prepare the vegan oatmeal crumble by mixing the melted vegan butter, maple syrup (or sugar), oats, flour, vanilla and cinnamon sugar. Spoon the crumble into the center of each apple and cover the casserole dish with foil.
Step 3: Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the apples have begun to get soft. Remove the foil and continue to bake the apples for another 10-15 minutes. You will know they are done when the apples are soft and the crumble turns golden brown.
Step 4: While the apples are baking, make the maple butter drizzle by mixing the maple syrup, melted vegan butter, and cinnamon together. Drizzle over the top of the apples before serving. Serve the apples alone or with a scoop of oat milk ice cream!
- Feel free to add more toppings! You can add dried fruit or your favorite nuts on top of the oatmeal crumble. Then top it off with vegan ice cream or whipped cream!
- Cooking time may vary depending on the size of your apples! Keep an eye on smaller apples and take them out before they get too soft. You want these baked apples to be soft but not mushy.
- Drizzle some vegan caramel on top for added sweetness!
Frequently Asked Questions
Not all apples are made equally! Some apples are better to use as baking apples. I like to use honey-crisp, Granny smith, Fuji, Gala or Pink Lady apples for this recipe!
Store any leftover baked apples in an airtight container in the fridge. When ready to reheat, pop them in the microwave for about 30 seconds so they are warm!
If you want to prep these ahead of time, made the oatmeal crumble topping and keep it in an airtight container in the fridge until you are ready to use it. I don't recommend baking the apples ahead of time, so just bake the apples when you are ready and use the pre-made topping!
More Fall Recipes to Try
- 4 honey-crisp apples
Maple Butter Drizzle
- 2 tablespoon melted regular or vegan butter
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Baked Apples Oatmeal Crumble
- ¼ cup melted vegan butter
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 cup quick oats
- ¼ cup regular or gluten free all purpose flour If gluten-free, I recommend King Arthur Measure for Measure gluten-free flour. Please don't substitute any other flour such as almond flour, baking flour, etc.
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Begin by preheating your oven to 375
- Slice your apples in half, from the stem to the bottom. Use a spoon to scoop the core out and remove the stem. Place the apples into a baking greased casserole dish and set aside.
- Prepare the vegan oatmeal crumble by mixing the melted vegan butter, maple syrup or sugar, oats, flour (if using), vanilla, and cinnamon together. Spoon the crumble into the center of each apple and cover the dish with foil.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the apples have begun to get soft. Remove the foil and continue to bake the apples for another 10-15 minutes. You will know they are done when the apples are soft and the crumble is golden brown.
- While the apples bake, make the maple butter drizzle by mixing the maple syrup, melted vegan butter, and cinnamon together. Drizzle over top of the apples before serving. Serve the baked apples warm alone or with a scoop of oat milk ice cream!
The recipes on Peanut Butter and Jilly can easily be adapted to fit a vegan lifestyle, a gluten-free lifestyle, or both depending on the ingredients you use. Please review the ingredients lists carefully and refer to our recommendations in the Notes of the recipe card to make this recipe compatible with your needs. Nutrition information provided is an estimate, and will vary based on specific brands of ingredients used and cooking methods.