Wondering what to make with apples? Here are 20 healthy apple recipes including ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts!

With the start of school comes the start of apple season! As temperatures start to cool down here in Michigan, I get excited to start making tons of sweet and savory dishes with freshly picked apples! While baked goods are an obvious go-to for apples, I love including them in oatmeal and smoothies as well. My family makes it a family outing to go apple picking each year, and my boys are excellent at it by now, bringing me lots of fresh ingredients. If you love apples like I do, but want to switch things up, I’ve compiled 20 Healthy Apple Recipes for you to make this season.

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Frequently asked questions:

What apple is perfect for baking?

Fuji or gala apples are a great baking apple! These apples are both crisp and very sweet. Granny Smith are also a great variety if you like things mroe tart.

Can you freeze apples?

Yes! Use freezer bags, and any apple will be good in the freezer for 3 to 6 months.

When is apple season in the US?

Depending on the variety, apple season usually starts in late July and runs through November.

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20 Healthy Apple Recipes:

Apple Banana Nut Oatmeal

A simple way to make oatmeal for yourself or your kids that is ready on the stove top in 7 minutes. 

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Apple Banana Nut Oatmeal bowl

Oatmeal Apple Breakfast Cookies

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

Baked Apple Cider Donuts

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

Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie

This Carrot Apple Ginger Green Smoothie in the perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors to start your morning.

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Apple Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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

Gluten Free Apple Crisp

This easy and delicious apple crisp recipe is naturally gluten-free, made with juicy apples, warm cinnamon and a hearty oat topping.

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Overnight, No-Cook Apple Pie Oatmeal

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

Best Apple Pie Protein Smoothie

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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Apple Sandwiches with Peanut Butter and Coconut

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

Spelt Salad with Apples, Cheddar and Scallions

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

Sparkling Apple Cider Punch

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

Quinoa with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Apples and Scallions

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

Rainbow Chopped Salad with Apples and Avocados

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

Apple Cinnamon Smoothie

This thick and creamy breakfast smoothie recipe is made with ripe bananas, juicy apples and warm cinnamon. It’s the ultimate healthy meal or snack for on-the-go!

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Healthy Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins

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

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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Apple Cinnamon Protein Pancakes

Naturally sweetened with fruit, these apple cinnamon protein pancakes are gluten-free and will fill you up while fulfilling the sweet craving in a healthy way.

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Cinnamon Baked Apples with Walnuts and Spices

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

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

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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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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