Healthy Recipe: Baked Apples With Honey and Oats

This fall treat makes good use of the haul of apple picking.

By: Melissa Romero

We couldn’t be more excited for apple-picking season. There’s just something so great about a trip to the orchard—especially indulging in some hot apple cider, cider doughnuts, or apple pie. The only problem: what to do with the pounds upon pounds of fresh apples that end up taking up the whole kitchen counter.

One of our favorite options is this easy snack that will please even the pickiest of eaters: a baked apple with oats, honey, peanut butter, and cinnamon.

The apple provides a good dose of vitamin C, and along with the oats you’re covered when it comes to fiber. The honey will also satisfy your sweet tooth in a natural way.

Serving size: 4
Nutrition per serving: 134 calories, 3 grams fat, 18.7 milligrams sodium, 145.2 milligrams potassium, 27 grams carbohydrates, 4.1 grams fiber, 2.5 grams protein.

Ingredients:
4 small apples (We used Gala apples, but feel free to use your favorite variety.)
1 tablespoon honey
½ cup oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon peanut or almond butter

Directions:

1) Preheat oven or toaster oven to 375 degrees.

2) Cut apples in half and core. Set aside.

3) In a separate bowl, mix oats, honey, peanut butter, and cinnamon.

4) Fill the hollow in each apple half with a spoonful or two of oat mixture (depending on the size of your apples).

5) Place apples on a baking pan lined with tinfoil. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are tender.

6) Drizzle extra honey or cinnamon if desired.