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

Serves 2

Ingredients:
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

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place parchment paper at the bottom of a baking dish.
  2. Core apple halfway and make a wide opening or pocket into the apple. Remove all the seeds.
  3. Melt butter in microwave for 30-40 seconds. Mix the melted butter in a small cup or bowl with brown sugar.
  4. Put the melted butter & brown sugar mixture into the apples.
  5. Top the apples with lemon zest and pumpkin spice.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the apple but check after 13-14 minutes.
  7. 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:

1. Oatmeal

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.

3. Parfait

In a bowl, add yogurt (plain, greek, or vanilla), homemade granola, and finally baked apples.

Enjoy this new Apple application for meal prep!

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