Healthy Apple Recipes

Find healthy, delicious apple recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Apple-Cinnamon Overnight Oats

Rating: 4 stars
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It takes just a few minutes in the evening to mix rolled oats and almond milk and you have a head start on a healthy breakfast the following morning. In the morning, top the oatmeal with fresh fruit and toasted nuts. Make up to 4 jars at once to keep in the fridge for quick grab-and-go breakfasts throughout the week.

Date-Nut Bread

Dates are naturally sweet so no extra sugar is needed in this quick-bread recipe. Toasted almonds add a nice crunch and the optional coarse sugar topping--while it isn't needed for sweetness--certainly adds to the presentation.

Morning Glory Muffins

Rating: 4.54 stars
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These Morning Glory muffins are full of everything you'd expect in the bakery favorite-carrots, apple and raisins, topped with nuts and toasted wheat germ. If raisins aren't your favorite, substitute an equal amount of the dried fruit of your choice.

Apple-Peanut Butter Smoothie

Rating: 4.22 stars
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Apples and peanut butter are a classic pair-try them blended together in this healthy smoothie recipe.

Apple Cinnamon Chia Pudding

Rating: 3.67 stars
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Switch up your morning oatmeal routine with this so-easy chia pudding recipe. It's made just like overnight oats: combine chia and your milk of choice, let soak overnight, then top with the classic flavor combo of apples and cinnamon, with pecans for added crunch.

Carrot-Apple Smoothie

This carrot and apple smoothie is creamy and has a light tropical flavor thanks to coconut milk. It's naturally sweetened from the carrots and apple, and the combination of ginger and lemon juice adds just a bit of spice and helps balance the flavor. The turmeric, fresh or dried, gives the smoothie a vibrant bright orange color.
By Liv Dansky

Apple & Peanut Butter Toast

A pinch of ground cardamom punches up the flavor in this classic combo of apples and peanut butter on toast.

Ginger-Beet Juice

Rating: 4.5 stars
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In this healthy ginger-beet juice recipe, we pack in vegetables by adding kale and a carrot, and sweeten with an orange and apple. No juicer? No problem. See the juicing variation below to make this beet juice recipe in the blender.

Strawberry-Cucumber Juice

Rating: 4.43 stars
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This refreshing, healthy strawberry-cucumber juice is also made with an apple and carrots, making it taste like the farmers' market in a glass. No juicer? No problem. See the juicing variation below to make this strawberry-cucumber juice recipe in a blender.

Jason Mraz's Avocado Green Smoothie

Rating: 3.75 stars
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To make this green smoothie recipe a meal-in-a-glass, musician Mraz adds a tablespoon of coconut oil and some sprouted flax or chia seeds.

Fall Chopped Salad with Spinach, Butternut Squash, Apples & Cheddar

Rating: 5 stars
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Who says spinach salads are only for spring? Use autumn's tender crop of fresh spinach and other seasonal vegetables to make this fall salad with roasted butternut squash, apples, cheddar and pecans. This colorful and healthy salad would be a wonderful addition to your Thanksgiving menu, but there's no reason to save it for holidays--serve it along with chicken or pork for a healthy weeknight dinner, or turn it into a main course by adding some chickpeas or chopped chicken or turkey.

Sweet & Sour Beef-Cabbage Soup

Rating: 4.65 stars
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This wholesome sweet-and-sour soup combines beef, caraway seeds, sweet paprika and cabbage--ingredients that star in a number of German dishes. It is particularly nice served with crusty rye bread. For an even heartier soup, add diced cooked potatoes along with the cabbage. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.
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Inspiration and Ideas

29 Apple Baked Goods That Will Make Your Kitchen Smell Amazing

Fill your kitchen with warming aromas thanks to these baking recipes with apples. We pair the fruit with cinnamon to create a classic fall flavor combination. Whether you use apple slices, applesauce or even apple butter, you can enjoy these recipes for breakfast or dessert. Baked goods like Apple Pie Cake and Caramel Apple Cookies are delicious, comforting and will become your new favorite way to use apples.

Our Best Apple Recipes from the Last 30 Years

EatingWell is celebrating our 30th anniversary, and to highlight our love affair with seasonality, we’ve pulled together our best apple recipes. We have more than 250 apple recipes in our archives and it was hard to narrow it down! From baking with apples to using apples in a savory fashion, it’s clear that apples are good for more than keeping the doctor away (although it’s justified!). With recipes like Apple Cider Chicken to Chai-Spiced Apple Pie, you’ll fall in love with the fruit just like we did 30 years ago.

Carrot-Orange Juice

Rating: 3 stars
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In this vibrant, healthy carrot-orange juice recipe, we jazz up plain orange juice by adding a yellow tomato, apple and carrots to pack in immune-boosting vitamins A and C. No juicer? No problem. See the juicing variation below to make this carrot-orange juice recipe in a blender.