If you love apples and always have some around, or if you’ve just got your hands on a lot of apples try these delicious and healthy apple recipes for breakfast or dessert.
Apple picking is so much fun, right? If you’ve ever done it, you’ve probably ended up with a bucket of apples and wondered about what to do with all those apples.
Well, with this post I want to give you some ideas and share some tasty and easy apple recipes. These healthy apple breakfasts and apple desserts are perfect for late summer or fall, many are kid-friendly and made with healthy easy to find ingredients.
This collection includes healthy recipes for apple pie, several apple crumble variations, apple cakes, apple muffins, apple pancakes and more, so let’s get started!
Healthy Apple Dessert Recipes
I bet apple pie is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a dessert made with apples! It’s so delicious with some vanilla ice cream. If you want to enjoy your apple pie, but still keep it healthy, you’ll love this easy apple pie recipe. It’s made with an oat crust and there’s just a little bit of honey / maple syrup involved. Recipe here.
This simple healthier apple cake is made with oats, honey, nuts, cinnamon and vanilla. It’s delicious and really easy to make. The cake is really good as is, but if you desire, you can for example make a cream cheese frosting or heat it up and top with some vanilla ice cream. Recipe here.
Another way to eat apple pie! Make mini apple pies! These are made with an oat crust and sweetened with honey or maple syrup. Recipe here.
This apple bars recipe is the best thing ever! It’s super good, simple and it has a lower glycemic load. The base and crumble are made with almond flour and maple syrup and taste like shortbread. Recipe here.
Okay, it says breakfast, but I’ve had this apple crisp for dessert too. In fact, it tastes like dessert, but is a great meal for breakfast too. Make with oats, apples, nuts and cinnamon, bake and serve with some dairy free milk or yogurt (if you’re dairy-free) or with ice cream for dessert. Recipe here.
KID-FRIENDLY Healthy Apple Breakfasts
If you’ve got a toddler or a kid at home who’s a picky eater and won’t eat anything, but bread and cheese, try these kid-friendly apple recipes!
These healthy muffins are flourless, made with oats, coconut sugar, apples and cinnamon and they’re perfect for breakfast or snack on the go! Recipe here.
This simple apple cake is made with yogurt, honey, oats and apples and is perfectly moist and just sweet enough to be a good breakfast recipe. Believe it or not, it gets even better after a day or so in the fridge. Recipe here.
These healthy apple pancakes are ready in just about 15 minutes and so easy to put together. Just blend the ingredients in your blender or with an immersion blender and make smaller pancakes using a nonstick pan. Make sure to leave out the nuts if you’re making these pancakes for toddlers, as nuts can be a chocking hazard to children under 4. These are such an easy and tasty breakfast. Recipe here.
These delicious apple muffins are topped with a crumble and are perfect for an easy on the go snack or breakfast (if you have two!). Recipe here.
Quick & Easy Healthy Apple Recipes
You can make these quick and easy apple recipes in about 10-15 minutes! They’re great for breakfast or even dessert!
Pretty sure this quick recipe will be my go to this fall! It’s made with coconut milk, apples, cinnamon and oats. Ready in 10 minutes. Recipe here.
If you love overnight oats, why not this delicious flavor with apples and pecans. You can find the recipe here.
If you’re feeling extra motivated to become your healthiest self, how about an apple smoothie? This is a super refreshing green smoothie recipe with apples, kiwi and spinach. Great for snack or breakfast. Recipe here.
Did you know you can make apple crumble without an oven? It’s really easy and so delicious! Eat with some yogurt and almond or peanut butter for breakfast or dessert. Recipe here.
How To Store Apples
If you want to keep your apples fresh for longer periods of time, store them in a cool place or in the fridge in a paper or plastic bag with holes in it. Make sure the apples don’t come in contact with other fruits or vegetables, as apples give off a gas called ethylene, which can speed up the ripening of other plants (you might have noticed this if you put apples next to bananas – they get spotty within the next few days).
What Else To Do With Lots Of Apples
If have too many apples to eat right now or to use in desserts, you can preserve them by:
- making apple sauce or apple butter
- making apple juice
- drying apples. You can do this by slicing them thinly and air drying on a drying rack, or in the oven or in a dehydrator.
- or freezing apples to use in apple desserts later.
Whatever you decide to make with your apples, I hope you’ve gotten some inspiration and enjoy these simple breakfast and dessert recipes made with apples!
For Apple Filling
- 6 sweet apples
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 2 tsp coconut oil
For The Crisp:
- 2/3 cup oats
- 2/3 cup pecans
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp honey
- Chop the apples and saute them in a pan with the rest of the apple filling ingredients at medium-high. I covered the pan for 2-3 minutes.
- Preheat your oven to 180C/350F.
- Put all crisp ingredients into your food processor (blender or immersion blender might work too), add a splash of water (about 1 tbsp) and process until you get a crumbly mixture that sticks together.
- Use a small baking pan, oil the surface or add parchment paper and spread the apples. Then use your hands to form bigger pieces of crumble and spread the crumbles over the apples.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown.
- Let cool off a little bit and enjoy with some milk/yogurt for breakfast or a scoop of ice cream for dessert.
The original recipe with more details can be found here.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 380Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 0mgSodium 37mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 11gSugar 32gProtein 4g
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