Whether you’re looking for a special breakfast or a dessert, these baked apples will fit the bill. (For dessert, just add a dollop of whipped cream and a hint of sprinkled cinnamon.)
Nutty Baked Apples
4 Apples, cored, leaving bottom intact
1/3 cup gluten-free vanilla yogurt (watch for natural flavor in the ingredients)
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1/2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/4 cup raisins, currants, or dried cranberries
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 cup Pamela’s Baking Mix or Gluten-free Bisquick
Preheat oven to 325℉. Using a melon scoop or other small utensil, scoop as much of the apple away from the interior, leaving the skin and bottom intact. Chop removed apples into small pieces.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk egg, yogurt and maple syrup, brown sugar and cinnamon. Add butter, nuts, raisins and chopped apple. Stir in baking mix.
Place apples on a prepared baking sheet, stuffing the centers with 1/4 of the dough. Sprinkle tops lightly with cinnamon. (Drop any leftover dough by tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheet to crumble over apples after baking.)
Bake at 325℉ for approximately 40 minutes or until dough is baked and apples are soft. Remove and serve warm.