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One of my favourite treats that not only is healthy but also tastes great (not to mention makes the house smell amaaaazing) are these fast and frugal baked apples. It literally takes less than 5 minutes to prep, then pop them into the oven and in less than an hour your house will smell like hot apple pie and you will have a tasty treat to enjoy!

Ingredients:

Apples (1 per person) I usually use Gala apples but feel free to experiment with other varieties
Almond Butter (Approx 1-2 TBsp per apple) Peanut butter wont do here 🙁

Spices:
Cinnamon 1 tsp per apple (or as desired)
Ground Cloves – 1/4 tsp per apple (or as desired)
Ground Nutmeg or All spice 1/4 tsp per apple (or as desired)

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1) Preheat oven to 350 F
2) Line a baking dish with Parchment paper (very important step as it will be messy clean up otherwise)
3) Core the apples
4) Place cored apples in the baking dish on top of the parchment paper
5) Fill the middle of the apple with almond butter
6) Sprinkle cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg  on top of the apple, as desired
7) Bake for 45-50 minutes or until apple is very soft when fork inserted
8) Remove from oven, cool slightly, then enjoy immediately

It’s simple to make, requires only a few (healthy) ingredients, and can be enjoyed by many, even those on restrictive diets. (Think gluten free, sugar free, vegan, paleo etc).

img_5775If making just one or two apples you can easily make these in a toaster oven if your’s is tall enough to fit an apple in it (I’ve had a few toaster ovens and not all of them accommodate a whole apple) It makes a delicious breakfast or a cozy treat on a cold blizzard day (yes those days are coming sooner than we think!)

This is one recipe you have to try at least once! I think you will be pleasantly surprised!

 

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2 thoughts on “Baked Apple Treats

  1. This sounds great, thanks for sharing I love easy recipes! I think every busy mom needs a few of these up their sleeves!

    Posted on 06/10/2016 at 9:55 am
    1. I couldn’t agree more! Easy is the only way I cook these days. LoL

      Posted on 06/10/2016 at 10:57 am