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50+ Healthy Apple Recipes For Any Occasion

Wondering what to make with apples? Here are 50 healthy apple recipes including ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts!

toddler picking an apple from a tree

Apple season has officially arrived here in Michigan and we did not waste any time getting in on the fun! Our littles are excellent apple pickers who have perfected the “twist then pull” method over the years.

Jacob Asher Picking Apples

This year we went nuts with gala apples that are crisp and juicy but not too sweet.

Frequently asked questions:

What apple is perfect for baking?

Gala apples are a great baking apple! These apples are both crisp and very sweet.

What do you use for peeling apples?

You should be using an apple peeler or corer. The suction mount ones work best.

When is apple season in Michigan?

Normally it runs from late August to early October

Fortunately, there are countless ways to savor the season that don’t involve two sticks of butter. Enjoy these 50+ delicious apple recipes for morning, noon and night from my friends and your favorite food bloggers!

Apple Coring Machine

Recipes:

Oatmeal Apple Breakfast Cookies

4.72 stars average
26 minutes
The perfect portable make-ahead breakfast, these chewy oatmeal apple breakfast cookies are energy packed and lightly sweetened to make them loved by all!
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Chewy Apple Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies - The Lemon Bowl

Apple Pie Smoothie

Cooking the apples slightly in the microwave is the trick to this smooth and delicious apple pie smoothie! Think of it as a fuss-free, less sugary and more healthy version of apple pie.
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Baked Apple Cider Donuts

4.67 stars average
25 minutes
These light and fluffy baked donuts are full of apple spice flavor without any of the heavy grease you find in a traditional fried donut.
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Apple Cider Donuts

Whole Grain Pancakes with Warm Apple Topping

3.75 stars average
40 minutes
These hearty pancakes full of protein and fiber are sweetened naturally with a warm, cinnamon-scented apple topping.
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Whole Grain Pancakes with Warm Apple Spice Topping - The Lemon Bowl

Caramelized Apple German Pancakes

Light and airy Caramelized Apple German Pancakes are a delicious twist on the usual puff pancake or Dutch baby recipe!
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Caramelized Apple German Pancakes - I Heart Eating

Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

4.6 stars average
10 minutes
Creamy, natural peanut butter and crisp, juicy apples are the perfect natural sweetener for overnight steel cut oats.
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Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats in a mason jar

Baked Apple Raspberry French Toast

5 stars average
55 minutes
The ultimate make-ahead breakfast or brunch recipe, your friends and family will love this easy and delicious Apple Raspberry French Toast Bake.
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Apple Raspberry French Toast

Kale & Apple Salad with Honey

Kale is beautifully complimented by diced apple and honey in this delicious and healthy superfood Kale & Apple Salad with Honey.
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Kale Apple salad with Honey - Kitchen is my Playground

Overnight, No-Cook Apple Pie Oatmeal

4 stars average
5 minutes
Apple Pie Refrigerator Oatmeal is everything you love about fall turned into a healthy, make-ahead breakfast.
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Apple Pie Refrigerator Oats - The Lemon Bowl

Waldorf Salad California Pizza Kitchen Copycat

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Waldorf Salad California Pizza Kitchen Copycat - I Heart Eating

Apple, Nut & Cheese Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

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Apple Nut and Cheese Salad - Aggies Kitchen

Best Apple Pie Protein Smoothie

4.43 stars average
5 minutes
This Apple Pie Protein Smoothie Recipe is the ultimate healthy drink recipe for fall – ideal for breakfast, a snack or dessert!
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Sneaky Green Apple Fruit Leather

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Green Apple Fruit Leather - Oh My Veggies

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Spiced Pear-Applesauce

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Slow Cooker Apple Pie Spiced Applesauce - Noble Pig

Caramelized Apple, Yogurt & Granola Parfait Recipe

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Caramelized Apple Yogurt Granola - Cookin Canuck

Pink Smoothie

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Pink Smoothie - Bake Your Day

Maple Cinnamon Apple Chips

Making these healthy cinnamon apple chips costs a fraction of the store bought kind! You can use no sweetener at all but for a real treat, a little maple syrup adds an amazing touch.
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Maple Cinnamon Apple Chips - Texanerin

Apple Sandwiches with Peanut Butter and Coconut

5 stars average
10 minutes
Perfect for packing in lunch bags or after-school snacking, your kids will love these sweet and crunchy apple sandwiches.
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Apple Sandwiches with Peanut Butter

Apple Cheddar Pizza with Caramelized Onions & Walnuts

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Apple Cheddar Pizza with Caramelized Onions and Walnuts - Oh My Veggies

APPLES, HONEY AND GOAT CHEESE CROSTINI

Apples, Honey and Goat Cheese Crostini- the perfect appetizer for Rosh Hashanah, or any Fall meal! Crunchy apples, sweet honey, and tangy goat cheese.
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Apples, Honey and Goat Cheese Crostini - What Jew Wanna Eat

Cheddar Apple Onion Bacon Pizza

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Cheddar Apple Onion Bacon Pizza - Farm Fresh Feasts

CREAMY DREAMY ROASTED APPLE AND BUTTERNUT SQUASH PUREE

Apple and butternut squash puree is a super healthy, warming breakfast recipe during the cold months
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Roasted Apple Butternut Squash Puree - The Culinary LIfe

Spelt Salad with Apples, Cheddar and Scallions

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45 minutes
A hearty and flavor-packed whole grain salad made with chewy spelt, crunchy apples and sharp cheddar cheese.
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Spelt Salad with Apples, Scallions and Cheese - The Lemon Bowl

Baked Almond Apple Crisp Rings

These baked apple crisp rings made with almond meal are a healthier version of the classic dessert. Top with vanilla ice cream for a delicious treat.
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Baked Almond Apple Crisp Rings - Running to the Kitchen

Skillet Apple Berry Pie

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Skillet Apple Berry Pie - Diethood

CINNAMON APPLE CHIPS WITH SALTED CARAMEL DIP

Cinnamon Apple Chips with Salted Caramel Dip – Sweet and crispy, these apple chips pair perfectly with a salted caramel dip for an amazing fall snack!
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Cinnamon Apple Chips with Salted Caramel Dip - Dizzy Busy and Hungry

Healthy Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins

4.55 stars average
45 minutes
These pumpkin-packed muffins with apples and walnuts are so light and fluffy your family will have no idea they’re actually good for you!
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Sparkling Apple Cider Punch

4.37 stars average
5 minutes
Made with or without alcohol, your guests will love this Sparkling Apple Cider Punch- perfect for fall entertaining!
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Sparkling Apple Cider

Crostini with Savory Tomato, Bacon & Apple Jam

Fall flavors abound in this appetizer recipe for Crostini with Savory Tomato, Bacon and Apple Jam!
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Crostini with Savoy Tomato, Bacon and Apple Jam - Garnish with Lemon

APPLE, CELERY AND WALNUT SALAD WITH HONEY DIJON VINAIGRETTE

Balance out any entertaining menu with this crunchy, delicious and healthy Apple, Celery and Walnut Salad – one of my favorites!
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Apple Celery Walnut Salad-  Aggie's Kitchen

Quinoa with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Apples and Scallions

4 stars
25 minutes
Quinoa is tossed with sun-dried tomatoes, apples and scallions in a garlicky lemon vinaigrette to create this simple, protein-packed dish.
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Quinoa with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Apples and Scallions - The Lemon Bowl

Spiced Apple Cranberry Smoothie

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Spiced Apple Cranberry Smoothie - Food Doodles

Maple Butternut Squash + Apple Soup

Cozy, healthy maple butternut squash and apple soup loaded with delicious fall flavors. This creamy soup is sweet, savory, and dairy & gluten free!
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Squash Apple Soup

CHOCOLATE-PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA APPLE BITES

Snack on these super easy, delicious and nutritious apple bites with peanut butter, granola and a chocolate drizzle!
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Apple Bites - The Comfort of Cooking

Apple Cinnamon Overnight Quinoa

Turn leftover quinoa into a protein-packed breakfast with this simple, seasonal apple cinnamon overnight quinoa recipe. It’s similar to overnight oats but made with quinoa and absolutely delicious!
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Apple Cinnamon Overnight Quinoa - Eating Birdfood

Rainbow Chopped Salad with Apples and Avocados

4.67 stars average
15 minutes
A bright and colorful salad full of chopped vegetables and fresh herbs tossed in a lemon-avocado vinaigrette.
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Rainbow Chop Salad with Avocados and Apples - The Lemon Bowl

HONEY APPLE DIP

This Honey Apple Dip is so easy to whip up and makes a perfect after school snack!
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Honey Apple Dip - Wine and Glue

Apple Cider Sangria

4.41 stars average
10 minutes
The ultimate fall punch for entertaining, this apple cider sangria recipe is made with spicy ginger beer, fresh apple cider and dry white wine.
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Apple Cider Fall Sangria Recipe

Apple Oatmeal Pancakes

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Apple Oatmeal Pancakes - Cookie and Kate

Vegan Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Vegan Butternut Squash and Apple Soup is a thick, creamy and sweet soup topped with a dollop of coconut cream and brimming with fall flavours!
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Vegan Butternut Squash Apple Soup - Jessica in the Kitchen

Baked Apples Stuffed with Spiced Butternut Squash and Gingersnap Crumble

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Baked Stuffed Apples with Butternut Squash and Gingersnap Crumble - Heart Beet Kitchen

Paleo Apple Onion Chicken Breakfast Sausage

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Paleo Apple Onion Breakfast Sausage - An Edible Mosaic

APPLE CRANBERRY BRIE TURKEY BURGER SLIDERS

These ridiculously tasty apple cranberry brie turkey burger sliders are topped with seasonal favorites and served up slider-style with fig preserves.
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Apple, Berry and Brie Turkey Burger Sliders - Peas and Crayons

arugula, apple, goat cheese and candied pecan salad with cider vinaigrette

A salad worthy of a spot on your holiday table – arugula, apple, goat cheese and candied pecan salad with cider vinaigrette.
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Arugula, Apple, Goat Cheese and Candied Pecan Salad with Cider Vinaigrette - Eats Well With Others

Healthy Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins

4.55 stars average
45 minutes
These pumpkin-packed muffins with apples and walnuts are so light and fluffy your family will have no idea they’re actually good for you!
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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

4 stars
8 hours 10 minutes
Made with no added sugar, this easy slow cooker apple butter recipe is scented with cinnamon and other warm fall spices.
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Tuna Salad with Apples

4.58 stars average
5 minutes
Sweet apples and fragrant basil add flavor, crunch and texture to this delicious and easy tuna salad recipe.
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Cinnamon Baked Apples with Walnuts and Spices

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1 hour 15 minutes
The ultimate fall dessert, baked apples are stuffed with walnuts and spices then baked in apple cider until soft and sweet. Serve with vanilla ice cream to make a la mode!
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Baked Apples A La Mode

Hummus Toast with Apples and Walnut with Tahini Honey Sauce

5 stars
13 minutes
This fresh spin on breakfast toast is topped with creamy hummus, crunchy apples and toasted walnuts then drizzled with a sweet tahini honey sauce.
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Hummus Toast with Apples and Honey Tahini Drizzle

Kale Salad with Apples and Walnuts

5 stars average
10 minutes
This hearty massaged kale salad is made with sweet apples and crunchy walnuts. Great for making ahead and packing in lunches!
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Easy Kale Salad with Apples Recipe

APPLE-MOZZARELLA-PECAN SALAD WITH MAPLE VINAIGRETTE

If you’re trying to eat healthier for your New Year’s resolution, try this Apple-Mozzarella-Pecan Salad with Maple Vinaigrette. It’s a great vegetarian lunch entrée or company-worthy side salad! Gluten free.
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apple mozzarella pecan salad

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Liz DellaCroce

Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families.

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