Baked Apples Are Healthy and Delicious Treat

It’s often said that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

And apples–the October Harvest of the Month–certainly have plenty of health benefits. They are rich in fiber and Vitamin C, an important antioxidant.

But they are also delicious. This recipe for Baked Apples with Crunchy Oat Topping feels like the most indulgent comfort food but–surprise!–it’s also full of vitamins and has plenty of health benefits.

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  • Cooking spray
  • 4 large apples
  • ½ tsp. no-calorie sweetener
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. ground nutmeg


  • ½ cup uncooked rolled oats
  • ½ tsp. no-calorie sweetener
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 large egg white, beaten until frothy


  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. Coat a nonstick baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. To make filling, peel and core apples; cut each apple into six 1/4-inch-thick slices. In a medium bowl, combine apples, Splenda, cinnamon and nutmeg; toss to combine. Spread apple mixture over prepared baking sheet so apples are mostly in a single layer. Bake for 5 minutes; flip apples with a spatula and bake for 5 minutes more.
  3. Meanwhile, combine topping ingredients in a small bowl; mix well. Spread oat mixture over another nonstick baking sheet and bake until lightly browned and crisp, about 2 minutes.
  4. To serve, place 6 slices of apple in each of 4 shallow bowls and top each with about 2 tablespoons of oat topping.

Serves 4