35 Healthy Apple Recipes Packed with Fall Flavors

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We say apple, you think pie—and rightfully so. There’s nothing like a slice of warm apple heaven on a crisp fall day. But to really make the most of your orchard harvest, consider apples in a parfait for breakfast, as a side to a sandwich or even whipped into a sweet smoothie bowl. Apple recipes are just as versatile as apple varieties!

From Fuji and Honeycrisp to Gala and Golden Delicious, these fall fruit all-stars are bountiful in flavor, rich in fiber and perfect additions to your weight loss plan. Embrace apple picking season and celebrate the autumn harvest with these healthy and delicious apple recipes.

1. Healthy Apple Pie

healthy apple pie

It’s got that flaky, buttery crust you crave. It offers the goodness of apples and hints of cinnamon in every bite, like a proper slice of pie should. This recipe is missing one thing: added sugar. Instead, all that natural sweet flavor comes directly from the source—fresh apples that are peeled, sliced and baked into a healthier dough. Made with whole-wheat pastry flour for added fiber and light butter for less fat, this classic fall dessert is both palate-pleasing and waist-friendly, making it one of our favorite healthy apple recipes.

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2. Apple Pie Yogurt Parfait

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Cool and creamy Greek yogurt is layered with a warm combo of apples and spices for the perfect parfait to start your day sweet or enjoy as an afternoon treat. For some crunch and extra protein, sprinkle chopped walnuts or sliced almonds on top; then dive in—spoon first.

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3. Fall Spinach Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

healthy apple recipes

Crunchy apple slices, crisp spinach leaves, vitamin-rich radishes and creamy goat cheese join nutritional forces to create a colorful salad that’s as healthy as it is satisfying. Juicy pomegranate seeds add a burst of tartness and the combination pairs perfectly with the tang of homemade apple vinaigrette dressing.

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4. Simple Slow Cooker Applesauce

healthy apple recipes

If you’ve got lots of extra apples from your last picking, this is the recipe for you: a dozen of these sweet fruits slow-cook to about 14 servings of good-for-you applesauce. Flavor the apples with cinnamon, nutmeg and a little apple cider vinegar, but be sure to leave the skin on: much of the nutrients reside in the outer layer. Skip the sugar—no need with this delicious recipe—and let the slow cooker work its magic.

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5. Grilled Chicken Sandwich with Apple Slaw

Grilled chicken sandwich

Freshen up the Nutrisystem Grilled Chicken Sandwich with a homemade apple slaw topper. All you have to do is mix together coleslaw mix, match-stick sized apple slices, light mayonnaise and black pepper. Stack the slaw mix between the buns to bring a little crisp and crunch to every sandwich bite.

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6. 2-Minute “Baked” Cinnamon Apples

healthy apple recipes

The name says it all: two minutes and two ingredients are what you need for this super simple snack. Just slice an apple, sprinkle cinnamon, pop in the microwave and voila—farm-stand taste in no time. For extra sweetness, add stevia or monk fruit. Want to add an Extra? Drizzle a little maple syrup or dollop fat-free whipped cream on top.

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7. Creamy Apple Cinnamon Smoothie Bowls

smoothie bowl

Super popular smoothie bowls get a seasonal twist with this creamy, dreamy recipe! Apples and cinnamon bring the flavors of fall; frozen bananas add potassium and thickness; Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix packs in the protein and fiber. With energy-boosting nutrients in every spoonful, this smoothie bowl is the perfect meal to kick-start your day or provide an afternoon power boost.

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8. Air Fryer Apple Chips

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Ready-to-eat apple chips at the supermarket are expensive. DIY versions using a food dehydrator take forever. Enter: the air fryer. In just eight minutes, one medium apple seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg morphs into sweet, crispy chips that weigh in at less than 100 calories per serving.

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9. Instant Pot Apple Cake

instant pot cake

The Instant Pot has been called the Swiss Army Knife of kitchen tools for a reason: it’s a modernized pressure cooker, but it also sautés, acts like a slow cooker, steamer, food warmer and yes, dessert baker. Just place a springform pan filled with sliced apples, whole-wheat flour, spices and a handful of other ingredients into the Instant Pot. In one hour, you have an apple cake that’s moist, cinnamon-flavored and satisfyingly delicious.

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10. Pumpkin Pie Applesauce

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I mean, why not? Apple meets pumpkin in this awesome sauce so you can enjoy two quintessential fall flavors in one tasty snack. Just toss apple slices, pumpkin pie filling and a slew of spices—cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg—into a crock pot. Add stevia and vanilla extract for sweetness, then let it stew for about five hours. If you can’t wait that long to sink your spoon into this hearty applesauce, cook it on the stove instead for 30 minutes. If you prefer a smooth texture over chunky, pour it in the blender and puree.

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11. Chocolate Caramel Apples

caramel apples

Yes, you can have chocolate on your apple, and you can certainly drizzle caramel on it, too. But the decadence doesn’t end there: Before the gooey combo hardens, top your fruit with crushed peanuts for some protein-packed crunch. Then sink your teeth into the sinfully delicious treat without an ounce of guilt.

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12. Air Fryer Apple Almond Butter S’mores

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It looks like s’mores. It’s got graham crackers and gooey marshmallow, like good s’mores should. But with almond butter instead of chocolate and slices of apple in between, this inspired twist on the campfire classic is a little sweet, a little salty and a lot healthy. Plus, there’s no need to stoke any flames for this s’more: Just three minutes in an air fryer and the creative concoction is complete.

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13. Air Fryer Baked Apple

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Sometimes you just need good ole’ comfort food to get you through a rough afternoon. Or maybe you’re needing something sweet at the end of a not-so-sweet day. This baked apple will do the trick. Simply split the fruit in half, scoop out some of the flesh and spoon in a tasty trio of walnuts, raisins and spices mixed with a smidge of butter. Twenty minutes in the air fryer and out pops a soft and sweet treat that can help soothe your soul, and still keep your weight loss on track.

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14. Booze-Free Appletini Mocktail

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No matter how slow you sip, many alcoholic drinks serve up lots of calories and sugar, without any nutrients. Not the best combo when you’re trying to lose weight. Enter the mocktail: fun and fancy drinks that are light on calories but big on refreshing flavor. This appletini mixes 100% apple juice with chopped Granny Smith apples, lemon juice and a little Stevia for a tangy take on a happy hour favorite.

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15. Apple Pie Chia Pudding

apple chia pudding

Indulge in the tantalizing Apple Pie Chia Pudding, a scrumptious and wholesome breakfast option. This delectable masterpiece layers unsweetened applesauce, maple vanilla chia pudding and cinnamon-spiced apples, resulting in a harmonious blend of flavors and textures. Crowned with crunchy walnuts, this nutritious delight is sure to satisfy your cravings. Enjoy the essence of a freshly baked apple pie in every spoonful!

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16. Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon French Toast

Air Fryer Apple Cinnamon French Toast

French toast is a delicious and easy-to-make breakfast dish that can seem fancy but is actually simple. Elevate ordinary whole wheat bread with fresh apples, ground cinnamon and applesauce for a healthy and flavorful brunch. Using your air fryer eliminates the need for oil and stove mess, making it even more convenient. Enjoy this tasty treat and start your day with a satisfying meal!

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17. Easy Apple Crisp

apple crisp

Imagine indulging in a delicious and effortless apple crisp recipe. Warm apple slices, rich in flavor, topped with a delightful crumbly topping, making it a texturally satisfying treat. This recipe features Nutrisystem’s popular Granola Cereal and only requires a handful of simple ingredients. Enjoy the convenience and scrumptiousness of this delightful dessert, perfect for any occasion!

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18. Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Slow cooker apple butter

Embrace the flavors of the season with our easy-to-follow recipe for homemade apple butter in a crockpot. Making apple butter at home in your crockpot or slow cooker is a breeze. With just apples, maple syrup, and an array of warm and flavorful spices like cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg, allspice and vanilla extract, you can create a healthy and delicious treat.

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19. Apple Pie Bars

Easy Apple Pie Bars

Indulge in this delightful fall-inspired dessert that combines two classic baked goods. Enjoy the delectable flavors of apple pie infused into a blondie bar that is dairy-free and gluten-free. Whether you are searching for a delectable treat to serve at your fall dinner party or a wholesome snack that captures the essence of autumn, look no further than this Easy Apple Pie Bars recipe. It’s the perfect go-to for all your autumn cravings.

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20. Apple Pie Blended Overnight Oats

Apple Pie Blended Overnight Oats

Enjoy the delightful flavors of apple pie with a unique twist – a no-bake version! Tickle your taste buds with our guilt-free Apple Pie Blended Overnight Oats recipe, perfect for a healthy and satisfying breakfast. This trendy meal prep option features a handful of simple ingredients, including Nutrisystem Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal, nonfat Greek yogurt, chia seeds and Vanilla Nutrisystem Shake Mix for extra protein.

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21. Apple Pecan Yogurt Toast

Apple Pecan Yogurt Toast

Start your day off right with this delicious and nutritious Apple Pecan Yogurt Toast! Whether you enjoy it for breakfast, dessert or as a snack, this easy-to-make recipe is perfect for satisfying your cravings. Made with crusty sourdough bread, creamy custard, chopped apples and crunchy pecans, it’s a delightful twist on the popular TikTok trend. Best of all, it’s Nutrisystem-approved and packed with the goodness you need.

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22. Healthy Apple Nachos

Healthy Apple Nachos

Fill up on fresh fruit with this sweet healthy apple snack recipe that’s perfect for your weight loss plan! Apple nachos are the new trendy treat that should be on everyone’s healthy menu. With a layer of crunchy, thinly sliced apples, a drizzle of nut butter and a few tasty toppings, you can create a unique and beautiful dessert that you’ll want to enjoy all season long. We’ve created a couple other variations of this recipe, including Baked Cinnamon Apple Nachos and Pretzel Date Apple Nachos.

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23. Air Fryer Apple Fritters

Air Fryer Apple Fritter

Let’s be real, apple fritters are like a fusion of “rustic” donuts and apple pie. Their imperfect shape adds to the charm, packed with fresh apples, soft dough and delightful hints of cinnamon and sugar. We’re simplifying the recipe and tweaking ingredients to make this delectable treat fit into your weight loss plan.

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24. Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls 

Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Savor the delightful combination of your top two sweet treats in a mouthwatering dish. Indulge in the delightful fusion of apple pie and decadent cinnamon rolls, brimming with fresh and fragrant flavors. Rest assured that this guilt-free delight perfectly aligns with your healthy weight loss plan.

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25. Cinnamon Apple Parfait

cinnamon apple

Dig into the delightful flavors of autumn with our scrumptious Cinnamon Apple Parfait. This diet-friendly recipe not only satisfies your taste buds but also keeps you healthy this fall. Experience the perfect blend of warm cinnamon and fresh apples, complemented by the creamy and tangy goodness of Greek yogurt.

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26. Warm Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider

Warm Mulled Cran-Apple Cider

Get cozy with this guilt-free Warm Mulled Cranberry Apple Cider throughout the entire autumn season. Immerse yourself in the delightful blend of cinnamon, cranberries and apples for a nourishing and comforting beverage. This sweet drink is the perfect companion for chilly evenings, adding warmth and coziness to your seasonal celebrations. Enjoy this flavorful autumn treat that’s sure to satisfy your cravings!

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27. Cran Apple Chia Jam

Cran Apple Chia Jam

Rejoice in the delightful taste of our Cran Apple Chia Jam, an exquisite spread for your breakfast toast. Bursting with vitamins and natural sweetness, this seasonal jam can be easily prepared in minutes and refrigerated for a delightful addition to your autumn mornings. Elevate your mornings with this scrumptious and nutritious cranberry and apple preserve, perfect for fall.

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28. Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Crumble

Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Crumble

Prepare to be blown away by the incredible taste of our Slow Cooker Apple Cranberry Crumble! This mouthwatering dessert, packed with the perfect combination of sweet Granny Smith apples, tangy cranberries and a hint of cinnamon, will surely satisfy your cravings. With simple ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen, this easy and healthy recipe is a must-try.

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29. Apple Chicken Cobb Salad

Apple Chicken Cobb Salad

As autumn season arrives, it brings a bountiful harvest of fresh, delectable fall ingredients. Indulge in this delightful seasonal salad, the Apple Chicken Cobb Salad. Enjoy the juicy diced apples, tomatoes and avocado, accompanied by grilled chicken, hard-boiled egg and the autumn superfood, butternut squash. All these delectable elements are combined over a bed of crisp Romaine lettuce and topped with your favorite dressing. Discover the flavors of fall in every bite – a perfect blend of taste and nutrition!

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30. Cinnamon Spiced Baked Apples

Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples

Calling all sweet treat enthusiasts! Indulge in the ultimate (and super simple!) fall apple recipe. These Sliced Baked Apples are the perfect solution for your sweet cravings. Soft and sweet, they are an absolute delight. With just five common ingredients and three simple steps, this recipe is incredibly easy and incredibly satisfying. Your taste buds will thank you for the heavenly flavor, and your kitchen will be filled with the delightful aroma of apple and cinnamon.

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31. Turkey, Apple and Swiss Waffle Sandwich

Turkey, Apple and Swiss Waffle Sandwich

Kick your morning with a hearty and scrumptious waffle sandwich that’s perfect for brunch. This delightful breakfast treat combines the timeless flavors of turkey, apple and Swiss cheese. Made with Nutrisystem Buttermilk Waffles, this breakfast sandwich is as delicious as it is satisfying. Start your day right and indulge in this meal packed with flavor and goodness.

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32. Apple Peanut Butter Monster Mouth

Apple Peanut Monster Mouths

Need an easy and healthy Halloween treat? Try making these adorable and delicious Apple Peanut Butter Monster Mouth snacks! All you need to do is spread peanut butter on two apple slices, add a row of nuts as teeth, and voila! Perfect for Halloween parties or whenever you’re craving something sweet but nutritious. Say no to seasonal sugary treats and opt for this delightful alternative.

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33. Savory Brussels Sprouts and Apples

Savory Brussels Sprouts with Apple

Craving fall comfort food? Try this guilt-free and delicious Brussels sprout and apple dish! Not only are Brussels sprouts easy to cook, but they’re also packed with health benefits. Bring this flavorful dish to your fall gatherings and savor the season’s finest flavors without worrying about added calories. Embrace the goodness of Brussels sprouts and enjoy a tasty, nutritious treat!

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34. Slow Cooker Cranberry Applesauce

Slow Cooker Cranberry Applesauce

Elevate your meals with this delectable Cranberry Applesauce recipe! Whether as a snack or a healthy side dish, it’s a flavorful delight. It’s super easy to make and features a blend of seasonal flavors in every bite.

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35. Filling Fennel Apple Salad

Filling Fennel Salad with Apples and Celery

Looking for a delicious and nutritious side dish? Look no further than fennel! With its fantastic crunch and delightful licorice flavor, fennel is a versatile vegetable that can serve as the perfect base for a mouthwatering salad. Discover how to make a delectable fennel salad featuring crisp celery and sweet apple—a great choice for those on the Nutrisystem program and a perfect complement to any meal.

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