Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

You know what’s another good way (besides applesauce) to use up apples that are starting to soften because you neglected them all week and opted for chips instead of fruit?  Baked Apples with Oat Crumble! 

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

If you’re looking for a dessert that could also be breakfast or breakfast that could also be dessert, I think you’ll like this. 

Here it is served warm with a scoop of Greek yogurt on the side with my morning TO DO list!

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

Oh but we’re feeling more dessert-like now, huh?

ICE CREAM enters the picture.

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

Hook an old apple up! 

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

Give them a sense of purpose!

Ingredients are gathered. 

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

I found this recipe from the Huckleberry Cookbook (one of my faves!). They call for whole-wheat flour but I didn’t have any so I decided to make my own oat flour by blitzing about a cup of oats in my mini food processor.

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

We make the crumble!  It’s a mixture of butter, brown sugar, honey, cinnamon, oat flour and oats. 

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

We core the apples and get them ready.

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

The apples get coated with a brown sugar cinnamon combination.

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

Mmmmhmmm. You know your home is going to smell good with these beauties. 

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

They go into a baking dish. The apples get an apple juice/water bath.

Foil goes on top and we bake them first for about an hour. 

Your kitchen is going to smell amazing. 

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

The apples are tender. They now need topping! 

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

Fill it up! 

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

Bake!

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

The best part is that the oat mixture combines with the apple cinnamon juice and you get a lovely crust that’s gooey on the inside. 

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

Two halves equal a whole! 

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

It’s up to you. 

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

Ice cream or yogurt? 

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

Breakfast or dessert? 

Baked Apples with Oat Crumble

serves 10-12
recipe adapted from Huckleberry Cookbook

for the crumble:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, cubed, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ¾ cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted almonds
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

for the apples:

  • 6 apples, peeled, halved, and cored
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • ¾ cup water

Preheat your oven to 375°F

To make the crumble: Combine the butter, cinnamon, vanilla, oats, oat flour. chopped almonds,  salt, honey, and brown sugar in a bowl and blend with your fingertips until well combined. Refrigerate until needed.

In a large bowl, toss the apples with butter, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.

Pour the apple juice mixed with ¾ cup water into a 9×13 baking dish, then fit the apples in snugly, cut-side up. Cover with foil. Bake until the apples are soft, about 1 hour.

 Remove the foil and top the apples with the crumble. Increase the oven temperature to 425°F and bake until the topping is nicely brown, about 20 minutes longer. Serve warm or at room temperature.

  • Lori

    I love this idea! I have just the right apples for this sitting in the veggie drawer of my fridge…

  • Malissa

    I made it and turned out great. My family loves it a lot. Thank you!

  • Janice Morrison

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  • Tracy

    Wow, do I love these! Added to my weekly meal prep rotation as well. Thanks for the recipe.

  • Patty

    People say they have the best recipe ever and they did a lot of testing to get it just right. Well guess what this one is a flop. It’s awful. It needs improvement like maybe a small amount of maple syrup to add some taste to it and my advice is only make half the amount of the crumb. I will never make this tasteless thing again.

  • Carol Besdansky

    Thank you for this recipe! I make it every Sunday and enjoy it with some vanilla yogurt for breakfast all week long. Soo good!

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