Kids in the Kitchen: Baked Apples with an Oatmeal Cookie Crust

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Our very Favorite Baked Apple Recipe:  The Oatmeal Cookie Crust makes this a baked apple recipe you don’t want to miss! Plus is a perfect recipe for spending time with the kids in the kitchen.

Baked Apple Recipe

When was the last time you had a baked apple?

It’s been a while for me, I remember my mom used to make us baked apples in the microwave when I was younger.  Such a special treat and the apples were always so yummy!


I thought this would be a great little recipe that I could do with the kids.  (Yes, there is only one kid having all the fun today- back talking and bad attitudes is a guaranteed way to miss out on all the fun…  Don’t worry though, he did get to help us eat the apples.)

What makes this particular recipe so yummy is the oatmeal-cookie filling and crust on the apple.  Served with vanilla ice cream and a little caramel syrup- we were in heaven!

kids in the kitchen

We started out using the pastry blender to mix in the butter, but in the end, I just had her dig in with her hands.  A little bit messier, but oh so much easier to lick the “utensils.”

Baked Apple Recipe

Baking times will vary a bit based on the size of your apples and how soft you like them.  The apple I used were HUGE and turned out a little on the firm side.  Next time, I will let them cook a bit longer.  The apples were so large, we got 8 servings out of them!

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This baked apple recipe is perfect to have a little fun in the kitchen with kids. (And its oh-so yummy too!) #applerecipes

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Baked apples with with Oatmeal Cookie Crust recipe

Easy Baked Apples with Oatmeal Cookie Crust Recipe

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  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 apples (8 servings depending on the size of your apples) 1x
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american


Our very Favorite Baked Apple Recipe: The Oatmeal Cookie Crust makes it a baked apple recipe you don’t want to miss! Plus is a perfect recipe for spending time with the kids in the kitchen.



  • 4 Golden Delicious apples, (or other apples good for baking) cored
  • 3/4 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed (my daughter loved watching the brown sugar “move” in the bowl)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick of butter, (1/2 cup)  cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/3 cup of chopped walnuts
  • optional: a handful of dried fruit (I found some dried blueberries in the pantry, I threw them in and they were a great addition.)
  • optional: vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce


  1. Mix together oatmeal, brown sugar, nuts, cinnamon, salt and optional dried fruit.
  2. Using a fork, pastry blender or fingers, mix together the oat mixture and butter until the oats and sugar hold together in small chunks.
  3. Stuff the cored apple with the oatmeal mixture.  (I had a lot of the mixture left over and just packed it on top of the apple.)
  4. Place apples standing up in a pyrex baking dish, add apple juice to the bottom of the dish.
  5. Cover with foil and bake at 375 for 20 minutes.
  6. Remove foil and bake for another 25 to 40 minutes depending on the size of the apple and how soft you like them.  (just test with a fork after the 25 minutes and use your judgement.)
  7. Serve with optional vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.


Depending on the size of your apples, and how soft you like them, your cooking time will vary.  (Just test with a fork after the 25 minutes and use your judgement.)


  • Serving Size: 8
  • Calories: 287
  • Fat: 14
  • Carbohydrates: 42
  • Fiber: 4
  • Protein: 2


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  1. Diana - FreeStyleMama says:

    Congratulations! This post is going to be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Recommended on G+. Please grab a featured button off my sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  2. Kimberly Lewis says:

    It always fun to cook with your kids and this looks so good! It did well at our party. Pinned. I'm always impressed with your creations. Please join us tonight at 7 pm. I can't wait to see what you have been working on! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  3. I also remember my mom baking apple in the regular oven…then she would cook up some butterscotch pudding on the stove and pour it over the apples…Oh, my mouth is watering just remembering how good it was!! This also looks like a yummy (and nutritious) recipe! Thanks for sharing!
    Ann @ Cairn Cottage

  4. Lori Hart says:

    This looks great!!! I found your recipe over at the Lou Lou Girls link party. I host Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday and would love it if you would come over and share this recipe. I’m sure our party goers would love it! Here is the link http://bit.ly/1nY3oYQ. Have a wonderful day!

  5. Blair Lonergan says:

    This looks like such a fun recipe! Can't wait to try them this fall. Pinned and tweeting!

  6. Bobbi @ 3GLOL says:

    I would love these! Awesome idea!

    Thanks for sharing!!

  7. suzy supnet says:

    These look great and apple season is just around the corner!

  8. srpprcrftr says:

    These totally look and sounds so good,even for adults, even for senior adults. Had to pin this for some day, this sounds good for anytime of year treat. Sounds and looks pretty healthy considering. Happy summer days