Baked Apples with Pecans and Oats

baked apple with pecans and oatsThis weekend I made this wonderful dessert to enjoy with the family. Apples are so naturally sweet that they don’t need a whole lot to become a tasty treat. Without whipped cream or ice cream, I think they could border on being a breakfast! The house also smelled fantastic all day from the apples and cinnamon.

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Ingredients:
4 gala apples, cores and seeds removed from the top
1/4 cup pecans
1/2 cup gluten free oats
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
optional whipped cream or ice cream

bakedapple4Preheat oven to 375F. On a baking sheet spread out the pecans and roast them for 5 minutes.

Core the apples, I used a knife and made a bit of a square around the stem, then used a spoon to scoop out the seeds and core. Careful to not cut all the way through.

In a small bowl mix together the oats, butter, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Scoop it into the apples.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the apples are soft. Top off with some whipped cream, or a side of ice cream. Serves 4.

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3 thoughts on “Baked Apples with Pecans and Oats

  1. Espirational 2014/02/24 / 10:32 pm

    Those look so good! I love baked apples but never thought of doing anything like this with them. Will definitely have to give these a try.

  2. Joanna 2014/02/25 / 1:46 pm

    MMMmmmm, these sound delicious!! 🙂 xo

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