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It’s finally Fall! I’m so excited to break out the scarves and boots, bake some Fall treats and spend time outside enjoying the cooler weather. To celebrate the beginning of this wonderful season, I’ve teamed up with 18 other bloggers to bring you a fun week of posts featuring the best of Fall.
Be sure to visit the other hosts to get more Fall recipes, fashion and makeup tips, stories, DIY projects and much more. If you have a Fall-themed post, you can join us by joining our link up at the bottom of this post!
Let’s get things started with my first Fall recipe of the week!
Apple is probably the scent I most strongly associate with Fall. Nothing says “Fall” like the smell of these baked apples in the oven! Trust me, your house will smell heavenly.
I don’t know about you, but something about the cooler weather just makes me want to bake! These baked apples are great, though, because they are a lot healthier than most Fall treats.
Just look at how wonderful they look! These Baked Apples tasted like an apple pie without the crust. Serve them with vanilla ice cream and sprinkle extra oatmeal over the top. Wonderful! If you have extra oatmeal leftover, you can save it for breakfast in the morning!
- 4 large Granny Smith apples
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 tbsp cinnamon (plus more to taste)
- 1/2 tbsp nutmeg (plus more to taste)
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 cups unsweetened original almond milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- Vanilla ice cream to serve with it
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a pan. You will want one that has sides that are two inches deep and will fit your apples with plenty of room for extra oatmeal. For 4 apples you can probably use a 8x8 pan.
- Core the apples. I made a hole that was almost 1 inch in diameter and went almost to the bottom of the apple. If you like, you can cut a hole all the way through.
- In a small bowl, combine the oats, cinnamon, nutmeg, walnuts, almond milk, vanilla and maple syrup. It should be fairly liquid-y still.
- Use a fork or other small utensil to stuff the oatmeal into the apples. Push down to get as much as you can in.
- Place the apples in the pan and spread the remaining oatmeal around them.
- Bake for 35 to 50 minutes. Apples should be slightly browned and soft to the touch, and the oatmeal will have absorbed most of the almond milk.