Put those apple-picking adventures to good use with my best healthy apple recipes for kids—and the rest of the family too! You’ll find pancakes, muffins, cookies, baked apples, oatmeal, applesauce and more. Each is nutritious, low in sugars, and so yummy.
Healthy Apple Recipes
This time of the year is perfect for cooking and baking with apples—though I almost always have an apple or two in my fridge, so I tend to use apples all year long. I love to pull together these lists to help you come up with new ideas for produce, especially when you might have an abundance from a trip to an orchard or farmer’s market. (Or just the grocery store!)
Whether you’re in the mood for breakfast, snacks, dessert, or you just want to make a few treats to stash into the freezer, this list has your apple recipe needs covered!
- Apple Cinnamon Bread with Oatmeal
This easy recipe is moist (and flourless!) and it’s packed with whole grains and fruit. Plus, it has a stores well in the fridge for days.
- Apple Chips
These apple chips are crispy with no added sugar, and perfect for snacking.
- Apple Cookies
These healthy cookies are low in added sugars and flexible for a range of food allergies.
- Apple Crisp
Put those fresh apples to good use in this simple and delicious gluten-free crisp recipe.
- Apple Donuts
You can put leftover applesauce to delicious use in these easy baked donuts They’re a less sweet treat to share with the kids AND a healthy breakfast to serve all year long!
- Applesauce Granola Bars
Combine a few healthy ingredients for soft baked homemade granola bars the kids will adore.
- Apple Muffins
This whole wheat muffins recipe is made with applesauce, fresh apples and cinnamon—and the batter comes together in one bowl too.
- Applesauce Muffins
These happy little Applesauce Muffins are packed with apple-cinnamon flavor, whole grains, and vitamins. And, all without excess added sugars!
- Apple Pancakes
These pancakes are perfect for the whole family—and you can make them the traditional way on the stovetop or as one giant sheet pan pancake!
- Applesauce Pancakes
These are a favorite weekend breakfast recipe because they are easy to mix up, they taste sweet and comforting, and the leftovers store nicely in the fridge or freezer.
- Applesauce-Sweetened Granola
Learn how to make granola with this super easy recipe that relies on a lower baking temperature to avoid the risk of burning—and applesauce for sweetness.
- Applesauce in the Crockpot
With just 3 simple ingredients—and no added sugars—this simple applesauce boasts intense apple flavor and a smooth (or chunky!) texture.
- Applesauce in the Instant Pot
Learn to make fresh, homemade Instant Pot Applesauce in minutes with this SUPER quick and easy method. Bonus: It’s made without added sugar AND you can make it smooth or chunky.
- Applesauce Overnight Oats
These are a perfect recipe to make ahead—and all you need to do to make this recipe is stir the ingredients together and let it hang out in the fridge while you sleep!
- Apple Raisin Oatmeal
Made with just a few wholesome ingredients, this Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal cooks up fast and easily—which is exactly what you want in a toddler breakfast!
- Apple Steel Cut Oats
Stir together a few healthy ingredients in the crockpot, set it to cook overnight, and wake up to this nutritious breakfast to share.
- Strawberry Applesauce
Simmer fresh strawberries and apples together for this no-added-sugar Strawberry Applesauce. It’s ready in 30 minutes and is a healthy baby food puree toddlers will love too!
- Baked Apple Slices
Transform apples into refined-sugar-free Sliced Baked Apples with this super simple method that takes just 5 minutes to prep.
- Sauteed Apples with Cinnamon
Made with just three ingredients (and no added sugar!), these simple Sauteed Apples pair perfectly with oatmeal, pancakes, and yogurt, as well as savory mains like pork and chicken. We also love them for snacking!
- Cinnamon Muffins
Subtle sweetness from applesauce with cinnamon sugar goodness on top.