Baked Apples with Maple Oat Filling

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Enjoy this scrumptious autumn treat that makes the most of your apple-picking haul! Transforming easily into a vegan, gluten-free, or refined sugar-free delight, it’s like a cozy apple crisp, but with a twist—stuffed right into a whole apple.

Picture a buttery oat streusel, bursting with flavor from two secret ingredients: crystallized ginger and a splash of bourbon. While optional, these additions truly elevate the taste!

Now, let’s whip up this delightful dessert:

Baked Apples with Maple Oat Filling

Course Dessert


  • 4 medium apples
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour or gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon + a pinch of nutmeg and cloves
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped crystallized ginger optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 5 tbsp melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Optional: a splash of bourbon


  • Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
  • Using a sharp paring knife, carefully remove the apple core by twisting the knife. Create enough space for the filling by scooping out additional apple with a spoon.
  • Combine oats, flour, spices, salt, ginger, and pecans. Stir in the butter, maple syrup, vanilla, and bourbon until well mixed.
  • Fill each of the 4 apples with the mixture.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes (opt for a longer bake if you prefer softer apples; I like a bit of bite).
  • Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel for the perfect finishing touch!

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