There's nothing like sweet, crisp apples in the fall. So crunchy and so fresh. Yum. Baked apples are a great way to create a warm and satisfying treat that is relatively healthy. Plus, they make the house smell good!
Have you ever tried baked apples?
They are quite tasty and are a nice way to get a sweet treat without a bunch of unhealthy ingredients.
The following recipe for baked apples includes lots of cinnamon, making it slightly spicy. Walnuts and almond flour add a nice crunch.
Cinnamon Baked Apples
Adapted from Make It Paleo
2 Granny Smith apples
1/4 cup blanched almond flour
2 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1/2 cup golden raisins
2 tablespoon walnuts, chopped
1 – Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
2 – Cut the top off the apples, about a quarter way down from the stem.
3 – Remove the core of the apple With a sharp knife, leaving the bottom intact. This doesn't have to be perfect (or pretty). Just get the core out and try not to cut through the bottom.
4 – In a small mixing bowl, combine the butter, almond flour, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Stir until well combined. Add the raisins and walnuts and stir until evenly distributed.
5 – Stuff the center of each apple with the mixture. It will pile on top of the apples.
6 – Place in a baking pan and bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. Then cover with foil and bake for another 10 minutes. (If you have a casserole dish with a lid, that would work perfectly and for this and allow you to avoid using foil).
7 – Remove from the oven and cool slightly. Eat alone or with a dollop of cream. Enjoy!
It's almost like a mini apple pie. Yum.