Baked apples with easy oat streusel is a ridiculously simple and easy dessert perfect for autumn holidays and gatherings. It comes together in minutes and makes your home smell beyond cozy while they bake. This recipe is vegan friendly and makes enough for 6-8 people.
Last week, I had posted a photo of this recipe on Instagram, and the response was overwhelming..."can I have the recipe?" So, due to popular demand, here it is!
I absolutely adore easy desserts. This recipe for baked apples with oat streusel is one of the easiest ones (ever). We found ourselves with a boatload of apples around here, and besides apple sauce, there has also been a lot of apple bakes [honestly, there have also been a lot of half eaten apples strewn about various tables...Connor loves to grab them from the fridge and eat only half of not just one, but several apples a day. Nothing goes to waste though, the partially enjoyed apples go right into my morning smoothies...whatever #momlife].
Clumpy streusel topping is such a delight; this version is made sans butter and includes rolled oats and spelt flour for fiber and nutrition. And you can never go wrong with cinnamon when it comes to apples, right? Baked apples are ready after about 40 minutes in the oven, and while they bake, your home will smell so cozy and inviting.
All in all, besides apple galettes, this is one of my favourite recipes to make during Autumn.
Baked Apples with Easy Oat Streusel [vegan]
- 4 Gala apples sliced in half lengthwise, core removed
- Juice of 1 lemon
- ⅓ cup softened coconut oil
- ½ cup spelt flour (or whole wheat flour)
- ¼ cup brown sugar packed
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of sea salt
Preheat oven to 350'F and line a medium baking tray with parchment paper. Arrange cored apple half's on the tray, cut side up. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine the coconut oil, flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon and salt. Using a pastry blender (or clean hands), combine the ingredients until you have pea sized crumbs and there is no dry flour remaining.
Fill each apple core with enough streusel to form a small mound, then sprinkle each filled apple with lemon juice. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the apple juices start to run and they are easily pierced with a knife. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Serve warm with a scoop of your favourite dairy free vanilla ice cream or whip.
all-purpose flour can be used in replace of whole wheat or spelt. You can also use a non-dairy vegan butter if you prefer it over coconut oil. The baked streusel apples will last covered in the fridge for 3 days.