These vegan stuffed baked apples feature a pecan oatmeal filling and are incredible served with vanilla ice cream for a stunning dessert anytime of year.

Baked stuffed apple on a small plate with a spoon.

These incredible stuffed apples are the best way to enjoy apples for dessert! They’re super cute for an individually-served dessert and taste like a mix between apple crisp and apple pie.

They also make a beautiful presentation so are perfect for holiday meals like Thanksgiving or Christmas and you’ll love how amazing your home will smell as they bake!

Extra apples? Don’t miss this apple butter, apple cake and apple crumble bar recipe.


  • Dietary Needs: Vegan, gluten-free, can be made nut-free and oil-free.
  • Perfect for apple season in the late summer and fall months.
  • Great fall dessert that’s easy enough to make any night of the week.
  • Amazing served hot and topped with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
  • Enjoy the flavours of apple pie without making apple pie!
  • Make a great addition to a special breakfast or brunch.

Ingredient Notes

Visual ingredient list for making a stuffed baked apple recipe.

This list is not complete. Please see the recipe card at the end of the post for the complete ingredient list with measurements and detailed instructions.

  • Apples: Any kind works but I’d suggest a firmer, crisp apple like Fuji, Honeycrisp, Pink Lady Gala or even Granny Smith. Depending on their size or how many servings you’d like, you may be able to fill 4-6 apples.
  • Oats: Rolled oats, old fashioned oats and quick oats all work.
  • Dried Fruit: You can use dried cranberries, raisins or chopped pitted dates.
  • Nuts: Use chopped pecans or walnuts. If you don’t have any on hand or need the the recipe to be nut-free, you can swap the nuts for additional oats.
  • Coconut Oil: Can be substituted with melted vegan butter. For an oil-free recipe, you can use almond butter or applesauce instead of oil.
  • Coconut Sugar: Swap for brown sugar or cane sugar, or you can use maple syrup to sweeten if you prefer.

How to Make Stuffed Apples

Before You Start: Preheat the oven to 350 F and find a baking dish that will fit 4-6 whole apples.

Step 1: Slice the top evenly off the top of each apple. Use a spoon to dig out a hollow space in each apple for the filling.

Step 2: Add the oatmeal filling ingredients to a bowl and mix well to combine.

Oats mixed with sugar, nuts and raisins in a bowl.

Step 3: Spoon the filling into the prepared apples, filling them completely. Place the apples in a baking dish and add about 1/2 inch of water to the bottom of the dish.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until soft, tender and fragrant then serve with maple syrup, whipped cream or your favourite dairy-free vanilla ice cream.

Baked apple stuffed with oats and nuts on a plate topped with a small dollop of whipped cream.


  • Oil-Free Option: Use unsweetened applesauce or almond butter instead of coconut oil.
  • Gluten-Free Option: The recipe is naturally gluten-free but be sure to use gluten-free certified oats if needed.
  • Nut-Free Option: Replace the pecans with an additional 1/3 cup of rolled oats.
  • Low-Fat & Low Calorie Version: Swap the nuts for additional oats and use applesauce instead of oil.
Overhead view of a stuffed apple topped with whipped cream.

Storing & Reheating

  • Leftover baked apples can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • They can be enjoyed cold or reheat in the oven or microwave until heated to your preference.
  • Try chopping up leftovers and serving over oats or yogurt for a quick, yummy breakfast.

Did you try this recipe? I’d love to hear about it! Scroll down to the comment section to leave a star rating and review.

Baked apple stuffed with oats and nuts on a plate topped with a small dollop of whipped cream.
Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Vegan Stuffed Apples

This healthy vegan baked stuffed apples are easy to make for a stunning dessert reminiscent of apple pie!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 262kcal
Author: Deryn Macey


For the Stuffed Apples:

  • 4-6 apples depending on size
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats 55 g
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins 30 g
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts 50 g
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted (30 g)
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar 38 g
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg optional
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger optional

For Serving:

  • drizzle of maple syrup optional
  • dairy-free whipped cream or vanilla ice cream optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C.
  • Cut the top off of 4 apples making a level cut. Set the tops aside, they can be discarded or diced for another use. 
  • Core the apples with a spoon or knife and then scrape the cavity to create a hollow space for the filling. Place the apples in a baking dish.
  • Add the the oats, dried cranberries or raisins, nuts, coconut oil, sugar and cinnamon and optional spices to a bowl and mix well to combine. 
  • Spoon the mixture into the cavity of each apple, filling each completely. If you have extra filling, you can prepare 1-2 more apples.
  • Add about 1/2 inch of water to the bottom of the baking dish.
  • Bake for about 35-40 minutes, or until the filling turn golden brown and the apples are soft and tender.
  • Remove them from the oven, cool in the dish for 10 minutes then serve with maple syrup and/or vegan whipped cream or vanilla ice cream of choice.


Leftover apples can be stored in the fridge in a sealed container for up to 3 days. Reheat as needed in the microwave or oven at 350 F until heated through. They can also be enjoyed or sliced up and served over oatmeal or yogurt.


Serving: 1apple | Calories: 262kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Sodium: 9mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 35g