Piping hot baked apples with no added sugar and all the delicious flavor of chewy coconut and rich seed or nut butter? YES! This recipe is dairy-free, grain-free, yet flavor – full. Perfect for apple season or any old time!
Apples are Healthy
It’s true; apples are healthy. They have fiber and nutrients that the body needs. They are best for you fresh and raw, but work well baked WITHOUT ADDED SUGAR because baking the apple releases sweet juices and flavor. Apples are a great source of vitamins A, C, and Carotene, among others. Mixed with the nuts, coconut, and other fiber-filled items in the baked apples dish and you have a win-win nosh.
While apples are a great part of a weight loss plan, they also work well to prevent cancer, heart disease, and diabetes in correct portions. Consuming one apple, which is a single portion, once per day is a great way to stay on top of a food plan that contains fiber. In fact, fiber is a unique food component because it contains items that your body cannot absorb or digest. That same fiber absorbs proteins, carbohydrates, and fats and helps push these things through your body.
Substitute Ingredients in this Baked Apples Dish – Customize to Your Hearts Content
This protein-rich sunbutter and nut stuffed baked apples dish is crackin’ good and totally addictive. Don’t like sunbutter? No problem, substitute whatever nut or seed butter you can find for an equally delicious anti-inflammatory result. There are no specific quantities of ingredients listed below because it is super-easy to make with no measuring restrictions. Want only one apple? Great. Want to make dozens of apples. Do it. Go crazy and put in the ingredients that make you happy.
Best yet, your kitchen will smell like a magic unicorn as baked apples slowly caramelize. The stuffed baked apples will store in the refrigerator and can easily be heated up in the microwave. Great as a snack, side-dish, or a dessert, Hot Baked Apples with Sunbutter are also wonderful served at a party.
Hot Baked Apples with Sunbutter Recipe
- Shredded coconut
- Pecans or almonds
- Cinnamon to sprinkle
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Slice top off an apple, retain the top slice
- Slice the bottom so it sets level on a baking dish
- Core the apple gently with a paring knife, retaining a bowl like shape, do not take too much apple away
- Place a layer of shredded coconut and nuts on the bottom of cored apple hole
- Top with a generous spoonful of almond butter
- Add more nuts and coconut
- Sprinkle all the apples with a bit of cinnamon
- Put the top back on the apple
- Place the filled apples on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or sprayed with non-stick spray
- Bake 30 – 50 minutes or until apple is soft
- Serve warm, of course, the apples are great with coffee for an afternoon snack