Spiced Baked Applesby Amylee Amos PhD, RDN, IFMCPRecipes
Apple picking season is upon us, and what could be better on a chilly evening than a warm, spiced, baked apple? Talk about a perfect dessert- you get all of the fiber and nutrients of the apple, while enjoying it’s natural sweetness brought out by disease fighting spices.
Serving Size: 1 apple
- 4 small, organic apples
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ½ cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, ground
- ¼ teaspoon cloves, ground
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger, ground
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup plain coconut yogurt (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Core the apples and cut out some of the apple from the center to create space for the filling.
- Meanwhile, heat the coconut oil, nuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and vanilla over low heat. Stir the mixture well.
- Once melted and well mixed, use a spoon to fill each apple with the mixture.
- Place the apples in an oven safe dish. Bake for 40 minutes or until fork tender (depending on the size of the apple, they may take longer).
- If liquid has leaked from the apples into the dish, spoon the liquid on top of the apples to moisten them.
- Optional: Add ¼ cup coconut yogurt on each apple, sprinkle with cinnamon, and serve.