Baked Breakfast Apples

Baked Breakfast Apples ~

Juicy Baked Breakfast Apples are stuffed with oatmeal, topped with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt for the coziest breakfast around!

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Baked Breakfast Apples with Oatmeal ~

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I love it when a healthy breakfast feels like a decadent treat! These baked breakfast apples are soft, sweet and warm  —  just break into one with your spoon and creamy oatmeal, raisins, and nuts come tumbling out. I don’t think you’ll ever want to leave the breakfast table!

SweeTango apples for Baked Breakfast Apples ~

I love baked apples, but they’ve always seemed at bit…well, tame, for dessert. It occurred to me that they might work even better for breakfast, and I was right! I stuffed my SweetTango apples with oatmeal and popped them in the oven. They become tender but still retain their juicy crunch, and the natural sweetness of the apple is perfect for the first meal of the day.

Baked Breakfast Apples filled with a nutty oatmeal and topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of maple syrup ~

I lop off the top of the apples and scooped out the cores with a spoon. I scrape out a little more of the fruit to enlarge the openings just a bit.

TIP: a sprinkle of lemon juice on the cut apples prevents browning.

I fill the cavities with oats that have soaked in milk, along with some fruits and nuts to make it all interesting. A little water in the bottom of the pan and a cover of foil helps everything steam perfectly in 40 minutes. The apples come out softened, but not mushy, and the filling is nice and hot.

Baked Breakfast Apples ready for the oven ~

Top the baked breakfast apples with some whipped cream, clotted cream, whipped yogurt, or creme fraiche, along with a little brown sugar, honey or maple syrup. File this under fantasy B&B type breakfast recipes, along with my Bourbon Banana Butter,  Cranberry Walnut Shortbread Bars, and Cardamom Crumb Cake.

Baked Breakfast Apples stuffed with oatmeal, raisins, and walnuts ~

3.36 from 59 votes

Baked Breakfast Apples

Juicy Baked Breakfast Apples are stuffed with oatmeal, topped with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of whipped cream or yogurt for the coziest breakfast around!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Author Sue Moran


  • 4 apples
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk (any kind of milk will work)
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp raisins


  • brown sugar maple syrup, or honey
  • whipped cream yogurt, creme fraiche, or half and half


  • set oven to 350F
  • Mix the oats, milk and cinnamon in a small bowl, and set aside for an hour. You can do this the night before if you like.
  • Slice the top 1/4 off the apples and remove the core with a paring knife and a spoon. Widen the cavity just a bit so it can accommodate the oatmeal. Brush with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  • Mix the oatmeal with the nuts and raisins and spoon it into the apples, pushing down slightly to fill the apple completely.
  • Set the apples in a baking dish and add about 1/2 inch hot water to the pan. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes, or until everything is hot and the apples are tender.
  • Serve immediately with the garnishes of your choice.
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

Make it your own ~

  • For an extra decadent treat, serve the apples in shallow bowls with a puddle of warm cream or half and half at the bottom.


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  • Reply
    Rayessa Bell
    December 14, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    5 stars
    Great for beginners. The cook time was perfect for the texture of the apples. Tried this for the first time, and will be making these as gifts all season long. Thanks for the great recipe!

    • Reply
      December 14, 2020 at 5:48 pm

      Happy holidays Rayessa 🙂

  • Reply
    Susan Greene
    October 4, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Where does the lemon juice come in.

    • Reply
      October 4, 2020 at 1:21 pm

      You’ll sprinkle it on the apple to prevent browning, I just clarified that.

  • Reply
    September 27, 2020 at 9:44 am

    4 stars
    do we have to use raisins or nuts

    • Reply
      September 27, 2020 at 10:20 am

      No not at all, leave them out or substitute what you like.

  • Reply
    September 26, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    how many calories per apple? thanks

  • Reply
    September 26, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Can these be cooked in the microwave?

    • Reply
      September 26, 2020 at 8:09 am

      I haven’t tried that Carol, you could definitely try, but I’m not sure they would cook evenly.

  • Reply
    Jaime Jones
    December 4, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Can this be done with steel cut oats?

    • Reply
      December 4, 2017 at 2:50 pm

      Yes, you can do this with steel cut oats ~ I would let them soak them overnight in that case.

  • Reply
    Joy Massa
    November 9, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    5 stars
    Wow! TVFGI original recipes ROCK! Thank you so much for an inspired Fall/Winter breakfast treat! I’m making them for tomorrow, beginning with soaking oats overnight!

  • Reply
    October 25, 2016 at 7:11 am

    It’s definitely oatmeal time again and I love how you paired it with a baked apple for a special breakfast treat! It looks fantastic!

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    October 25, 2016 at 4:28 am

    This is wonderful Sue! This would be perfect for company or anytime. I love this creative and beautiful recipe. Thanks 🙂

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