Baked Stuffed Apples

This baked apples recipe is gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free and vegan. It's full of comforting spices that will fill your kitchen with Fall aromas.  These healthy recipe has no refined sugars or sweeteners.  It easily adapts to a single serving or a huge batch, and kids love diving into their own individual apple.

MEDIUM      Servings: 8       Ready In: 35 minutes

Baked Stuffed Apples - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, No Refined Sugar, Plant-Based, Vegan

Baked Stuffed Apples - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, No Refined Sugar, Plant-Based, Vegan


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

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Preheat oven to 375.

To prepare the 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.  
Squeeze the apples into a square oven-safe baking dish.
To prepare 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 apples: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 for about 40 minutes.  Remove the foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes, until the topping darkens.

Serve Warm.

Chef's Tips: Use any sweet, crisp apples for this recipe.  You can make a double-batch of the "stuffing" mix and store extra in your freezer.  You'll be ready for this treat any time!

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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%

Healthy, delicious gluten-free, vegan cookies? Yes, they do exist. This easy recipe avoids refined sugar or syrup with the natural sweetness of bananas. Applesauce keeps them oil-free. Whole grain oats are great source of vegetarian protein and plant-based fiber. These treats are delicious enough for dessert...and nutritious enough for breakfast.