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20+ of the BEST Healthy Apple Recipes

It’s prime apple-picking season kids and I’ve got over 20 healthy apple recipes that you guys are going to love. I love adding crisp apples to hearty salads, and of course baking them into warming recipes like muffins, crisps and pies.

There’s literally nothing better than fall desserts. Cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, cloves — give me all of the cozy spices. If you need a place to start, try these fun apple & brie crostinifor the perfect snack or even app for game day!  So easy, so incredible. Hit up your local orchard and get ready to make your new fav recipes!

Which apples are best for baking and cooking?

I’m a huge fan of honeycrisp apples because they’re so juicy, crisp, and perfectly sweet, but you can really use any apples you’d like in these recipes! I do recommend using firmer apples for baking because they’ll hold their shape the best.

  • Firm apples: Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, Braeburn, Haralson, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious
  • Softer apples: Gala, Fuji, McIntosh, Red Delicious

Should I peel the apples?

This also really depends on the recipe you’re making. For things like salads, pancakes, and crostini you can feel free to keep the skin on the apples. For pies, crisps and cakes I recommend peeling them so that the skin doesn’t interfere with the texture of the dessert.

healthy apple pancakes in a stack

Apples for Breakfast

Healthy Apple Pancakes (made right in the blender!)

Spiced Zucchini Apple Baked Oatmeal with Cinnamon Vanilla Glaze

Chai-Spiced Healthy Apple Oatmeal Muffins

Homemade Slow Cooker Apple Butter (no sugar added!)

Spiced Apple Zucchini Bread with Cream Cheese Glaze

Green Goddess Smoothie

Lean Turkey Apple & Maple Sausage Breakfast Patties

Almond Butter Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups

Salted Caramel Apple French Toast Casserole

brussels sprouts apple salad in a bowl

Salads, Soups & Snacks

Brussels Sprouts Kale Honeycrisp Apple Salad with Maple Cider Dressing

Chickpea Apple Broccoli Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

Winter Butternut Squash Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

Vegan Pecan Apple Chickpea Salad Wraps

Honey Mustard Apple Tuna Salad

Apple & Brie Crostini with Hot Honey

Chicken Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese

Maple Butternut Squash + Apple Soup

The Ultimate Fruit, Cheese & Nut Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad with Apple, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecans

slice of dutch apple pie on a plate topped with ice cream

Apple Treats

Tony’s Very Favorite Dutch Apple Pie

Best Healthy Apple Crisp Ever!

Brown Butter Apple Coffee Cake

Apple Pie Bars with Salted Peanut Butter Caramel

Whole Wheat Apple Oatmeal Cookies with Peanut Butter Glaze

Orange Carrot Zucchini Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting

I hope you love these delicious apple recipes! If you make any of them be sure to leave a comment and a rating so I know how you liked it.

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