Healthy Baked Apples Recipe

Easy Healthy Low Fat Baked Apples

Easy Healthy Low Fat Baked Apples

Here’s a simple, low fat, healthy apple dessert perfect for a cool fall evening – or anytime really – since apples are available year round.

Baked apples are the kind of simple old-fashioned dish that never really goes out of style probably because they’re healthy and delicious.

Who can resist the smell of cinnamon baked apples wafting through the house? Not me. I think they’re great as part of a healthy breakfast too.

They’re easier than a lot of other apple desserts since you don’t have to fuss with peeling and/or slicing the apples.

I took them to a friend’s house for dessert a while back. Drizzled with a little low fat custard sauce, they were a hit with both the adults and the kids.

These healthy baked apples make a great dessert – plain or topped with low fat vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for a real treat.

You can use whatever kind of apples you like best for this easy healthy dessert. Cooking apples such as Jonathan, Rome Beauty, Granny Smith work well. (Granny Smiths will be tart.) I’ve also used Golden Delicious, Honey Crisp, Pink Lady (my favorite) and Braeburn with good success. So, I’d say go with what you’ve got.

These healthy baked apples can be customized too. Feel free to add up to 1/4 cup of other healthy ingredients – such as chopped dried fruit, coarsely chopped nuts, low fat granola or quick cooking oats – to the sugar, butter and spices.


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Healthy Baked Apples Recipe
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These healthy low fat baked apples are an easy healthy delicious dessert you can enjoy without guilt.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
  • 2 large apples
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ⅓ cup water or apple juice
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the apples in half around the middle. Remove the core and seeds with a small spoon or knife.
  2. Place the apples in an ovenproof baking dish.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spoon this mixture into the centers of your apple halves. Pour water or apple juice into the baking dish.
  4. Bake apples for 40 to 45 minutes or until the apples are tender, basting them occasionally with the juices from the baking dish.
  5. Serve warm with low fat ice cream, whipped cream or plain or vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.
Cook's Notes
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/2 apple): 116 calories, 3 g fat, 23 g carb, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein, and *3 WW PointsPlus Value

*PointsPlus® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

More Favorite Recipes for Baked Apples:

Baked Apples – Simply Recipes
Cinnamon Baked Apples – Eating Well
Microwave Baked Apples Two Ways – Fat Free Vegan

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  1. Elana says

    Am interested in wich weight watcher point system you are using. Thanks for all your hard work! Will pass your site around to all my weight watcher friends.

  2. Rochelle says

    I accidentally put 2 tablespoons of butter in so I added some oats to thicken the mixture up and it turned out great! thanks so much!

  3. Cheryl says

    I’m new to weight watchers and still trying to figure out what I’m doing. Thank you so much for all the recipes! My transition to healthier eating is a lot less daunting! :-)

    • says

      Hi Cheryl,

      Learning a new skill, like eating healthy with Weight Watchers can be daunting in the beginning. Just stick with it and it will get easier every day!! I’ve been at it for more than 20 years now, so if there is anything I can do to help, let me know! Hope the recipes help you stay on track as much as they do me :-)

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