Stuffed Baked Apple
During the winter months what could be a better dessert or snack than a hearty baked apple stuffed with oats, dried fruit and nuts?
Apples have limitless health benefits: They’re high in antioxidants that protect brain cells from oxidation, neurotoxicity or death; Reduce stroke risk; Contain soluble fiber to regulate blood sugar; Produce valuable fuel butyrate for beneficial intestinal bacteria for a healthy gut and immune system; Satiate hunger; Provide polyphenols that have protective properties against lung, liver, colon, and breast cancer.
- Prep Time40 min
- Cook Time30 min
- Total Time1 hr 10 min
- 1 medium Apple (Braeburn, Gala, or Red Apples are my favorite)
- 2 tbsp Rolled Oats
- 1 tbsp Almond or Cashew Butter
- 4 halves Fresh Walnut
- 2 tbsp Dried Cherries
- 1 tbsp Maple Syrup
- Fresh cinnamon (optional)
Use your imagination and make this recipe your own! Use organic ingredients whenever available.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cut the apple horizontally in 2 halves. The core the bottom and top removing seeds but leave the stem.
Make the stuffing by combining half the maple syrup, oats, nut butter, walnuts and dried cherries. Fill the bottom half of the apple with stuffing.
Place the stuffed bottom and the top in a baking dish. Drizzle with remaining maple syrup. You can wrap the apple in parchment paper to hold in the juices.
Bake for 30 minutes or until tender. Enjoy!
Some prefer to peel the apple but the skin is the most nutritious part!
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