Celebrate World Heart Day With This Oats Stuffed Apples Recipe

Celebrated annually on 29 September, World Heart Day was launched by the World Heart Federation in partnership with the World Health Organization to drive awareness around the fact that cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Since its inception, this day has been used to educate individuals on the ways that they can look after their hearts – one of which is through a nutritious diet.

In light of World Heart Day, Kershnee Kallee, Marketing Manager at Jungle, is sharing a recipe that contains Jungle Oats – a heart-friendly ingredient containing Beta-Glucan which helps to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease as part of a heart-healthy diet.

Baked Apples with Jungle Oats Filling

Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 Apples (pink crisps/gala)


  • 2 cups Oats (You can use either Jungle Large Tiger Oat Flakes or Jungle Oats)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg
  • 1 large Eggs
  • 1 cup Low fat milk
  • 1/4 cup Canola oil
  • 3 Tablespoon Maple syrup or Honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract

Optional extras:

  • 1/2 cup  Chopped walnuts or nuts of your choice
  • 1/2 cup  Dried cranberries, raisins or chopped dried fruit


1. Core each apple making a deep well for the filling.

2. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a casserole dish that will fit the 4 apples. Place apples inside dish ready to be filled.

3. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together Oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

4. In a separate large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs until well blended. Mix in milk, oil, maple syrup/honey and vanilla.

5. Add Oat mixture to milk mixture and stir well.  If using optional extras, add this to the filling as well.

6. Pour mixture into prepared apples in baking dish.

7. Bake in preheated oven until set – for about 45 minutes. Serve warm.