(recipe makes 4; serving size is one baked apple
• 4 medium apples (my favorites are Fuji or Honeycrisp)
• 1 tsp lemon juice
• 1 cup rolled oats
• 2 tbsp coconut flour
• 1.5 tbsp cinnamon
• 6 tbsp granulated Stevia (or your preferred sweetener)
• 4 tbsp coconut oil
• 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 tsp salt
• Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
• Wash apples and cut the tops off. Using a knife, carefully remove the core and discard.
• Use a spoon to gently scoop out some of the apple flesh (be careful so you don’t break the apple) to form your apple shell and put the flesh into a mixing bowl. Each of the apple shells should be approximately 1/2 inch thick.
• Place cored apples in a small glass baking dish so that they are close together and stand upright. Rub the tops with lemon juice to prevent from turning brown. Next, add just enough water to cover the bottom of the dish. Set aside.
• Take the apple flesh that you removed and finely chop. Put back into the bowl.
• Add oats, coconut flour, cinnamon, stevia, coconut oil, maple syrup, extract, and salt to the apples and mix well until fully combined.
• Spoon 1/4 apple mixture into each apple. Lightly pack and fill to the top (you will have a slight overfill).
• Bake apples about 35-40 minutes, or until filling is bubbly, tops are golden brown, and apples are nice and tender.
• Carefully remove baked apples and allow to cool 10 minutes before moving out of the dish.