Easy Baked Stuffed Apples

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Baked Stuffed Apples – Easy, Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, No Sugar Added, Oil-Free, Vegan Dessert Recipe

Easy |  Servings: 8 |  Ready In: 45 minutes |  Yield: 8 apples

Full of warm spices and a hearty raisin oat filling, these Baked Stuffed Apples will satisfy your craving for classic comfort food.  Make a batch of this easy, gluten-free recipe for a dinner party or enjoy for a weeknight dessert.  This is a crowd pleaser for all.  If you like this, you’ll also like Easy Vegan Chia Coconut “Cream”;  Broiled Peaches and Plums with Vegan Cinnamon Cashew Cream, and  Gluten-Free Cinnamon Apple Pecan Crumble.

Ingredients

  • 8 big apples, any variety
  • 3/4 cup thick-rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons pecan pieces
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

How It’s Done

Preheat your oven to 375 F.

To prepare the Easy Baked Stuffed Apples: Use an apple corer to remove the cores and seeds from the apples. Then, use a peeler to remove about 1/2-inch of the apple peel, around the top of the apple.  Place the apples in an oven-safe baking dish.
To prepare Gluten-Free Oatmeal Raisin stuffing: In a small bowl, combine the oats, raisins, pecans, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
Put about 2 tablespoons of the stuffing in each apple. Sprinkle extra stuffing over the top.
To bake the Easy Baked Stuffed Apple: Pour the water and cider vinegar in the pan with the apples, so that the liquid comes up about an inch in the baking dish. Cover the pan with foil and bake until the apples are knife-glide tender, about 40minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 5-10 minutes, until the topping darkens.

Serve Warm.

If you like this, you’ll also like Easy Vegan Chia Coconut “Cream”;  Broiled Peaches and Plums with Vegan Cinnamon Cashew Cream, and  Gluten-Free Cinnamon Apple Pecan Crumble.

Apples at Green City Market in Chicago — use any of your favorite varieties for this healthy recipe!
Apples, oats, raisins, pecans, and cinnamon – a few simple ingredients for this easy recipe

Chef Katie’s Tips

Sweet, Crisp Apples: Use any sweet, crisp apples for this recipe.  Fuji, Gala, and Braeburn are some of my favorites!

Make Extra Stuffing Topping:  Make a double-batch of the “stuffing” mix and store extra in your freezer. You’ll be ready for this treat any time!

Gluten-Free?  All of the ingredients for this recipe are naturally gluten-free.  However, if you have a severe sensitivity, be sure to purchase “Certified Gluten-Free” nuts, dates, and brown rice flour.  Sometimes these items are produced in facilities along with wheat, which can cause cross-contamination.

No Refined Sugars or Syrups: I’m on a mission to avoid using sugar, maple syrup, and other refined sweeteners.  These ingredients leave you feeling hungry and can spike a sweet-tooth craving that pushes you to overeat.  For this recipe, whole foods, natural sweetness comes from the roasted sweet potatoes, the pineapple, and dates.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (1 apple, 1/8 recipe)

Calories 154.78
Calories From Fat (20%) 31.18
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.72g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.46g 2%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4.44mg <1%
Potassium 239.03mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 29.3g 10%
Fiber 4.98g 20%
Sugar 11.28g
Protein 3.21g 6%
Calcium 5.21mg <1%
Iron 23.27mg 129%
Vitamin A 60.25IU 1%
Vitamin C 0.05mg <1%


Shopping and Gear List

    • GF Harvest Traditional Rolled Oats, Gluten Free. 41 Ounce Bag
    • Medium Pecan Pieces – 1lb Reclosable Bag
  • NUTMEG GROUND ORG 1.81OZ
  • Kirkland Saigon Cinnamon 10.7 Oz Bottles( Pack of 2) – 21.4 Oz Total

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