Sweet Simplicity: Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Walnuts



Are you craving a warm and comforting dessert that won't send your blood sugar levels soaring? Look no further than our Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Walnuts. This simple and delicious recipe is not only a treat for your taste buds but also a diabetes-friendly indulgence that lets you savor the sweetness without compromising your health.




  • 4 medium-sized apples (choose a variety that holds its shape when baked, such as Honeycrisp or Granny Smith)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons sugar-free sweetener (such as Stevia or Erythritol)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter (or coconut oil for a dairy-free option)
  • A pinch of salt
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  1. Prepare the Apples:
  • Wash and core the apples, leaving the bottoms intact to create a well for the filling.
  • Place the apples in a baking dish.
  1. Make the Filling:
  • In a small bowl, mix together the chopped walnuts, sugar-free sweetener, ground cinnamon, nutmeg, melted butter, and a pinch of salt. This creates a flavorful and diabetes-friendly filling.
  1. Fill the Apples:
  • Stuff each apple with the walnut mixture, ensuring an even distribution of the filling.
  1. Bake:
  • Bake the apples in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes or until they are tender but still hold their shape.
  1. Serve:
  • Remove the baked apples from the oven and let them cool slightly.
  • Optionally, garnish with fresh mint leaves for a burst of color and extra freshness.

Why We Love This Recipe:

  • Diabetes-Friendly Ingredients: This recipe uses sugar-free sweeteners and nutrient-rich walnuts, making it a diabetes-friendly alternative to traditional sugary desserts.
  • Balanced Flavors: The combination of sweet apples, warm cinnamon, and crunchy walnuts creates a harmonious blend of flavors that satisfies your sweet cravings without the need for excessive sugar.
  • Rich in Fiber: Apples are a good source of fiber, which can help manage blood sugar levels. The walnuts also contribute healthy fats, adding to the nutritional value of the dessert.
  • Quick and Easy: With minimal ingredients and a short baking time, this recipe is perfect for a quick and satisfying dessert.
  • Versatility: Experiment with different apple varieties or add a sprinkle of unsweetened shredded coconut for a unique twist.

Our Baked Apples with Cinnamon and Walnuts are a delightful way to enjoy a sweet treat while keeping your diabetes management goals in mind. So go ahead, indulge in the sweet simplicity of this dessert and savor every bite guilt-free!