VIDEO BLOG: Baked Apples for Breakfast
Apples, a fall fruit, are eaten year round. They are durable and easy grab-n-go snacks. Transforming apples into a dessert, like an Apple Pie, takes quite a bit of labor, time, know-how, and is unforgiving to the waistline. Here are 3 hardcore ways to repurpose a Baked Apple dessert into breakfasts that have lots of apeel.
Baked Apple Recipe
2 Med-large sized apples of any kind
2 TB of Brown Sugar
1/2 TB of unsalted butter
1/4 tsp of pumpkin spice
Zest of 1/2 a lemon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper at the bottom of a baking dish.
- Core apple halfway and make a wide opening or pocket into the apple. Remove all the seeds.
- Melt butter in microwave for 30-40 seconds. Mix the melted butter in a small cup or bowl with brown sugar.
- Put the melted butter & brown sugar mixture into the apples.
- Top the apples with lemon zest and pumpkin spice.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the apple but check after 13-14 minutes.
- Apple should have a bit of firmness and not be mushy.
Eat the baked apples right away for dessert, or save the leftovers for other suggested uses below (lasts up to 2-3 days in the fridge).
Hardcore Breakfasts with Baked Apples:
Cook up steel-cut oats. Chop up baked apple into pieces, and top it on the oatmeal in a bowl once it is cooked. Feel free to put in raw honey, chopped nuts, and a pinch of pumpkin pie spice.
2. Overnight Oats
Layer in a mason jar from bottom to top: 1/2 cup of old-fashioned rolled oats, 1/4 cup of yogurt, 2/3 cup of dairy milk or plant-based milk, baked apple chunks, and honey (optional). Let it sit in the fridge overnight and enjoy the next morning. Here is another recipe for Chai-Spiced Overnight Oats, where you can replace the bananas with the baked apple chunks.
In a bowl, add yogurt (plain, greek, or vanilla), homemade granola, and finally baked apples.
Enjoy this new Apple application for meal prep!