Recipe: Sweet Baked Apples with Crunchy Granola

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It’s rare that you’ll find a dessert in my house that doesn’t contain fruit.

In most cases it’ll be apples and berries. But on the rare occasion that I want to shake things up, you’ll find mangos or strawberries on your dessert plate.

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Since there’s always apples on the counter, they make the treat menu most often. People love apples of all kinds, and they’re natural sweetness lends well to baking.

When I was growing up my mom used remove the core from apples and bake them whole in the oven with butter, sugar and cinnamon stuffed in the middle.

That sugary goodness would drip down the side of the apple and caramelize along the way. They were amazing!

Baked ApplesMy favorite combination is apples and granola, so today I decided to make life easy and pat my granola on the bottom the baking pan and top it with sliced apples.

Granola

Apples and GranolaAfter a quick bake in the oven, we scooped our apples into bowls, then crumbled the granola on top.
Baked Apples and GranolaBaked Apples with GranolaWith a spoonful of whipped cream on top, this apple dessert was served. The next time your family is begging for something sweet, try baking apples. I guarantee you’ll have happy campers.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

~Kristi

Recipe: Baked Apples with Granola
 
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Shake It Up! Add nuts and seeds to the granola for extra crunch, or bake pears and peaches in place of apples.
Ingredients
  • 4 medium apple, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups oats
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup low fat milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 8 tablespoons whipped topping
  • 4 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and grease a medium baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Combine apples, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, and ¼ cup brown sugar in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl combine oats, flour, ¼ cup brown sugar, egg, ½ teaspoon cinnamon, butter and milk.
  4. Spread the oats in a layer on the bottom of the dish, then top with apples.
  5. Bake for 30 - 40 minutes until apples are tender.
  6. Serve with whipped topping and nuts.
Notes
Food energy: 507kcal
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 13
Saturated fatty acids: 5.67g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 4.19g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 4.16g
Total fat: 14.02g
Calories from fat: 126
Cholesterol: 72mg
Carbohydrate, by difference: 87.75g
Total dietary fiber: 8.36g
Protein: 10.43g
Total lipid (fat): 15.75g
Water: 203.89g
Ash: 1.86g
Total sugars: 51.51g
Calcium: 117mg
Iron: 2.76mg
Magnesium: 114mg
Phosphorus: 268mg
Potassium: 465mg
Sodium: 106mg

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  1. says

    Baked apples were big at my house when I was a kid, too. We’ll often microwave them with flavorings for a quickie snack. Haven’t combine baked apples with granola, though — I gotta try this! Thanks.

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