Naturally sweet baked apples are made even better with the addition of cinnamon, nutmeg and a bit of maple syrup.
Developed by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness
4 small apples, such as McIntosh 1⁄4 cup rolled oats
1⁄4 cup walnuts, chopped
1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon grated or ground nutmeg
2½teaspoons butter, cut into small pieces
1 tablespoon maple syrup
Heat the oven to 350°F.
Using a cylindrical apple corer (or a melon baller), remove the cores from the apples, cutting only three quarters of the way down, without cutting through the bottom.
In a small bowl, combine the oats, chopped walnuts, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the butter, using your fingertips to break the butter into smaller pieces and combine with the mixture. Stir in the syrup.
Fill each apple with the mixture. Place them in a baking dish or ovenproof skillet. Bake until the apples are tender and easily pierced with a paring knife, 30 to 35 minutes.
Serve warm and enjoy!
Nutrition Info Per Serving:
(1 apple) 180 calories, 8 g total fat, 2 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 2 g protein, 28 g total carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 19 g sugar, 5 mg cholesterol, 0 mg sodium
Yield: 4 Servings