Maple Oat Baked Apples

Baked Apples are a warm comfort food. The sweet smell that comes from the combination of cinnamon, maple syrup and apples baking evokes a calm. The scent of cinnamon can actually be a memory booster!


I added oats to the centre to add a mini bite of apple crisp. This is a perfect dessert or it can be eaten for breakfast with greek yogurt or coconut yogurt for added protein. You can store the baked apples in the fridge, then enjoy them cold or warmed in the microwave/oven.


The old saying an apple a day keeps a doctor away was coined for good reason! Apples contain fibre, vitamin C, antioxidants and potassium.


INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 large apples (Macintosh or Honey Crisp are my favourites)

  • 6 tablespoons of old fashioned rolled oats

  • 6 tablespoons of water

  • 6 teaspoons of maple syrup

  • Cinnamon

Prep time: 10 mins

Cook time: 40 mins


DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF

  2. Cut apples in half, core with a melon baller or a metal measuring spoon, trim stem & bottom of apple.

  3. Line baking dish or cookie sheet with parchment paper, arrange apples.

  4. In the hole of each apple add one tablespoon of water, 1 tsp of maple syrup and 1 tablespoon of rolled oats. Be sure to add the oats last.

  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon and place in oven.

Bake for 40 mins or until softened. You can add the syrup that is created from the baking process by carefully lifting the parchment paper and drizzling it on the apples.