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Looking for a creative way to enjoy healthy food that’s still tasty? Then this simple apple treat is for you. You can tweak and modify according to your preferred flavor profile. For example, if you want to reduce the grams of sugar, substitute erythritol, stevia, and/or monk fruit for maple syrup. And if you’re on a grain-free diet, try almond flour.
- Preheat oven to 425ºF.
- Wash apples under warm water and dry skin. Using a knife or corer, core apples, making sure to remove the entire core and pips. Keep skin on. Grease a baking dish with cooking spray, then place applies in dish.
- In a bowl, combine oats, pecans, and spices. Then stir in melted coconut oil and maple syrup. Mix well. Divide oat mixture evenly among apples, placing it in the cored-out centers. Pour apple cider in bottom of baking dish, then cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes total, basting apples with cider every 5 to 10 minutes. Uncover apples for the last 10 minutes, baking until fork tender. Enjoy!