Baked Apples

Easy baked apples recipe! Two apples filled with oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Baked until perfectly tender. Perfect for breakfast or dessert.

Two baked apples in a small baking dish filled with oats and brown sugar

If you’re looking for a simple baked apples recipe, you’ve come to the right place. These tender, sweet baked apples are not only very easy to make but they’re absolutely delicious.

I grew up eating a version of these cinnamon baked apples when I was a little girl. When my mother had apples that needed to be used up quickly or if she wanted to serve us a quick dessert that was a little on the healthy side, she would bake these for us.

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Two baked apples in a small baking dish filled with oats and brown sugar next to a bowl of apples

Can This Recipe Be Doubled?

This recipe is made with 2 apples. It can easily be doubled or tripled.


See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • apples
  • brown sugar
  • oats
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • butter
  • boiling water

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How To Make Baked Apples

  1. Start with any type of apples you prefer. Use a sharp knife or apple corer to cut a deep hole into the center of the apple.
  2. Combine the sugar, oats, spices, and butter and spoon the mixture into the hole.
  3. Place the apples in a small baking dish and pour in the boiling water. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the apples are tender.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this baked apples recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

What To Serve With Baked Apples

Baked cinnamon apples are heavenly when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream.


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Baked Apples For Two | One Dish Kitchen

Baked Apples For Two

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: apples
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 2 medium apples (such as Gala, Jonagold, Fuji or Honeycrisp)
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup boiling water


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Rinse and dry the apples. Using a sharp knife or an apple corer, cut out the cores, leaving the bottom 1/2-inch of the apples intact and creating a well roughly 1-inch wide.
  • Mix the brown sugar, oats, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl. Divide this mixture between the two apples, packing the mixture into the wells firmly.
  • Arrange the apples in a small baking dish, and top each apple with 1/4 tablespoon of butter.
  • Pour the hot water into the bottom of the dish.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the apples are cooked through and tender.
  • Remove the apples from the oven and spoon the juices from the dish over the apples.
  • Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 8.4mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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10 thoughts on “Baked Apples”

  1. laura@motherwouldknow

    Baked apples for breakfast – yes!!! I love them. They're the perfect intersection of sweet dessert and healthy snack.

  2. Faith (An Edible Mosaic)

    I am always looking for small-batch treat recipes like this! I can definitely see this one becoming a go-to in my house – it looks incredible!

  3. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    mmm oh YES! So we made baked apples for Thanksgiving one year and they were awesome! I haven't made them in years though! Perfect little recipe for just Thomas and I!

  4. Laura | Petite Allergy Treats

    Cooler weather usually means fall but I guess that's tough in Texas! Good ole baked apples still set you in the right mood. Love how easy these are!

  5. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    Ugh. I do not miss the Texas heat! So miserable. I hope it cools down soon! And these apples look incredible.

  6. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet

    Baked apples is one of the first fall desserts I make as soon as the weather turns chilly. These look perfect!

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