Dessert Recipes

Honey and Cinnamon Baked Apples with Almonds

This dessert is low GI as the fibre in the apples and oats slows down the release of glucose into the bloodstream, while the almonds and cinnamon have been shown to help regulate blood sugar levels. Honey is a natural sweetener that has a lower glycemic index than sugar, meaning it won’t cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels.

Nutrition Information


150 kcal


2 g


30 g


23 g


3 g


4 g

Serves: 4
Portion size: 1 apple
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes


Cutting Board

Oven-proof Baking Tray

Measuring Cup

Measuring Spoon


4 medium Fuji or Granny Smith apples

¼ cup almonds*, chopped

2 tbsp honey

1 tsp cinnamon

1 pinch salt

1 tbsp rolled oats

½ cup water


  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C.

  2. Wash the apples and remove the cores with a corer or a small knife. Place the apples in a baking dish.

  3. In a small bowl, mix the chopped almonds, honey, oats, salt and cinnamon together.

  4. Fill the center of each apple with the almonds and oats mixture.
  5. Pour the water into the baking dish.

  6. Bake the apples for 30 - 40 minutes or until they are tender. Baste the apples with the liquid in the dish every 10 minutes to keep them moist.

  7. Serve the apples warm as a ‘hug-in-a-bowl’.


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Wilna Eksteen

Wilna Eksteen

Registered Dietitian

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