Baked Breakfast Cinnamon Apple recipe for breakfast, but also for dessert. It tastes so indulgent, but it really isn't. If you haven't tried grating whole nutmeg, I highly recommend it. Freshly grated nutmeg tastes nothing like the jarred version ~ it's addicting, in a totally good way.
In just about a month we'll be able to start apple picking again. We're lucky enough to have a wonderful apple orchard that's not too far from our house. They have 27 different varieties of apples & over 4,000 apple trees set among acres & acres of orchard to wander through. J & I love to spend the day picking apples, taking a tractor ride around the orchard, enjoying some fresh pressed cider & then having a picnic under the trees. The apple picking starts in early July & goes on through October. We go back every few weeks ~ needless to say, we pick A LOT of apples.
Low-Cal Baked Breakfast Cinnamon Apples with Oatmeal Raisin Crumble
- 2 large cored Gala apples (or your favorite baking apple) make sure the center core is big enough to hold the oatmeal crumble
- 1/3 cup quick oatmeal
- 2 Tbsp raisins
- 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
- 1 packet Equal (or sweetener of choice)
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup (or pancake syrup ~ regular or sugar free)
- I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray
- extra cinnamon for sprinkling
- Pam cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F & coat a small baking dish (or glass Pyrex custard cups if you are using those) with cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, place the oatmeal, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg, Equal & one tablespoon maple syrup ~ mix until well combined. Divide mixture in half.
Place the cored apples in the baking dish & spray the apples, inside & out, lightly with the butter spray.
Spoon the oatmeal crumble mixture into the center of the apples, mounding the top & letting overflow around the apple if necessary.
Spray the apples/crumble all over, once again, with the butter spray & then drizzle the remaining two tablespoon of maple syrup evenly over the apples & crumble. Finish with a light dusting of cinnamon on the apples.
Place stuffed apples in the preheated oven & bake for about 20 minutes or until the apples are cooked through & are tender, but not mushy & the oatmeal crumble is a golden brown.
Serve as is, or like Roy likes it ~ with a little bit of milk poured around the bottom of the apple & a bit of whipped cream.