Old Fashion Baked Apples

Serves 4

Recipe can be doubled. Just prep a larger pan.

2 Ambrosia, Honeycrisp or Gala apples, scrubbed well


¼ cup whole wheat flour

¼ cup large flakes rolled oats

2 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 Tbsp. wheat germ

¼ tsp cinnamon

2 Tbsp. oil – a neutral oil like canola

¼ cup dried cranberries

  1. Make sure the rack is in the middle of the oven. Preheat to 375F.
  2. Line an 8×8-inch pan with parchment paper for an easier clean-up.
  3. Remove stems from apples. Cut the apples horizontally. Using a small spoon scoop out the centre core, don’t scoop out too deeply, you just want to get rid of the star shaped core area and any seeds.
  4. In a small bowl mix together: whole wheat flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, wheat germ, and cinnamon. Using a fork stir in oil and mix until the topping looks wet.
  5. Hold the apple and place 1 Tbsp of dried cranberries into and on top of the sliced apple.
  6. Scoop out a heaping ¼ cup of the topping mixture, place on top of the dried cranberries and press the topping firmly down. Place in prepared pan and continue with the other three halves. 
  7. Add ½ cup water to the bottom of the pan, making sure you don’t pour the water on top of the topping. Aim for the bottom of the pan.
  8. Bake for 55 minutes or until the apples are cooked through. If you prefer a softer baked apple bake longer, check for extra browning.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 5 minutes before serving, longer is this is for kids.  

1 thought on “Old Fashion Baked Apples”

  1. What do you suggest instead of Wheat? I’m gluten intolerant and use a lot of gluten free flours but some are just so much better than others.

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