Baked Apples


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    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      45 min

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Love Your Leftovers

Love Your Leftovers

By Nick Evans

Published 2014

  • About

I’m sure you’ve heard of breakfast for dinner. Well, this is breakfast for dessert. While I originally thought these would be ideal for breakfast (and they are), I actually prefer them as a slightly healthy dessert option. Each serving has a whole apple and granola, so compared to other dessert options, it’s not so bad.


  • ½ cup granola
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 large baking apples (I like Macintosh or Honey Crisp)
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Mix granola, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a small bowl.
    3. Core apples using an apple corer or paring knife. Clean out the inside well so you have a nice clean cavity for your granola stuffing.
    4. Spoon ¼ cup granola mixture into each apple and top with a square of butter.
    5. Bake apples for about 30 minutes. They should be slightly soft, but not mushy at all. You should be able to cut them with a butter knife.
    6. Let apples cool for a minute and then serve immediately. Use a spatula when removing from the baking dish, or the filling will fall out the bottom of the apple.