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Healthy baked apples dessert on a gray plate with a fork on the edge of the plate and a slice of the apple on the plate. Whole red apples are in the background.


A delicious, easy, healthy baked apple dessert. Filled with whole oats, walnuts, dried unsweetened cranberries, and cinnamon.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
Calories 283 kcal
Author Linda Meyer


  • 8 medium to large apples
  • 1 cup 81 g rolled oats
  • 1 cup 117 g chopped walnuts
  • ½ cup 76 g dried unsweetened cranberries or raisins
  • 2 tsp 5 g ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp finely ground sea salt
  • 2 tbsp 29 g chilled vegan butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup 240 ml + 3 tbsp (45 ml) water, divided


  • Vegan vanilla ice-cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (176°C) degrees
  2. Wash and carefully core the apples with a paring knife. Scrape the bottom of the core out with a spoon, making sure that you don’t put a hole in the bottom of the apple.


  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the oats, walnuts, cranberries or raisings, cinnamon, vanilla, salt, vegan butter, and 3 tbsp (45 ml) of water. Use your hands to mix it together, pressing the butter into the oats until it becomes sticky.
  2. Put the apples in a deep baking dish and pour one cup of water in the pan. Liberally spoon the filling into the apples to the top and cover the pan with foil.
  3. Bake for approximately one hour, or until fork tender. Serve warm and top with vanilla ice-cream if desired.

Recipe Notes

The nutrition facts for this recipe are just an estimate. 

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 28mg1%
Potassium 370mg11%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 7g29%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 100IU2%
Vitamin C 9.1mg11%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.