Stuffed Baked Apples with Walnuts and Dates

by Marla on March 1, 2012 · 60 comments

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Baked apples with walnuts, dates, coconut milk drizzle.

I sure hope you love apples and nuts as much as I do. I am nuts for nuts and sweet-tangy apples paired together. If you make this recipe your home will smell amazing! Pinky promise. These stuffed apples take hardly any effort to prepare and the results are splendid. This treat is great no matter what time of year and for any time you want a healthful, vitamin packed sweet bite.

Have you ever tried baked apples? If not then you must. If you have then you know how amazing they are!

Fresh apples in a wooden twig basket ©Marla Meridith Photography

We always have an abundance of fresh apples in our house. Our favorites being Pink Lady, Honeycrisp and Granny Smith. These here are the perfect size to hold in your hand. Not too big or small.

Baked apples with walnuts, dates, coconut milk drizzle.

By the way, apples and colorful pom poms are a very happy thing to me. My friend Teresa over at Blooming On Bainbridge has a thing for pom poms too. She makes the most stunning crafts with them.

Fresh apples with brightly colored pom poms on burlap table cloth

I love how this blogger Corrine baked her apples in a muffin pan. I had to do the same because it looks so cool and is very practical as well. Corrine is a lot like me, she loves cooking with real food ingredients. I am happy I just stumbled upon her blog called Keep Your Diet Real, lots of great stuff over there.

Baked apples in muffin pans topped with walnuts

In the muffin pan these apples stay in one place and they each have their own home. Neat huh! Better than having them slide all over a pan, though that is OK too.

Slice up one of these nut & date stuffed apples and enjoy with a thick and creamy Greek yogurt parfait. As I said, I love nuts and add them to just about everything. Toasted walnuts have been my latest craze.

Chopped walnuts in a ceramic cup with the number One and pom poms

Let’s understand that I went filling light on these apples. You could also scoop out the insides of the apples and add lots more nutty stuffing. That would be super duper great. If you do this, be sure to make more filling or opt to fill less apples. I suggest you try extra filing though. Too much filling is never a bad thing. Unless it is your teeth ~ that is a whole other story.

Baked apples with walnuts, dates, coconut milk drizzle.

Lucky for you there is no refined sugars or any extra sugar at all in this fruity dessert. Breakfast. Snack. How ever and whenever you decide to enjoy this you will be smitten.

Baked apples with walnuts, dates, coconut milk drizzle.

Do you ever make baked apples? If so what do you like to add to them?

Stuffed Baked Apples with Walnuts and Dates

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: 9 stuffed apples

Stuffed Baked Apples with Walnuts and Dates


  • 9 Apples, cored
  • a little Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Unrefined Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup (60 grams) Almond Meal/Flour
  • 1/4 cup (30 grams) chopped toasted Walnuts
  • 4 dried Dates, pitted and chopped into small pieces
  • pinch of fine Sea Salt, ground Cinnamon and ground Ginger
  • 1/4 cup (57 grams) Unsweetened Light Coconut Milk
  • Optional Toppings
  • Coconut Milk
  • Heavy Cream
  • Dried Fruit
  • Maple Syrup or Honey drizzle
  • Serve With
  • Ice Cream
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Greek Yogurt


  • Pre heat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the center. Core apples and squeeze a little lemon juice into each one. Melt coconut oil in a small pan. Stir in almond meal, walnuts, dates, salt, cinnamon, ginger and coconut milk. Heat for a few minutes over medium heat. Carefully stuff apples with the mixture. Place apples in muffin pans or on a bake safe dish.
  • Cover loosely with foil. Bake for about 45 min or until apples have softened and split.
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