Good Morning Friends! Happy Monday!
What do you do on a cold October morning?
First: make coffee
Second: make baked apples!
I love waking up when it's still dark out and putting something yummy in the oven to warm the room and fill the kitchen with all the smells of the season. I saw this recipe on Sally's Baking Addiction and could not stop thinking about it. Especially since I just went apple picking and have a fridge full of apples! : )
I thought it would be a nice treat to have for breakfast. Why not?!
It couldn't have been easier to do and so worth it!
You will need:
4 large apples
3 tbsp softened butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup old-fashioned whole oats
Optional: 2 tbsp raisons, dried cranberries, or chopped nuts
3/4 cup warm water
Preheat oven to 375.
Using a fork, mash the butter with the dry ingredients. Set aside.
Wash and core your apples. I used an apple corer to pull out the middle, and then with a knife I made the opening a little bigger and scooped out some of the inside of the apple with a spoon. Just remember not to go through the bottom or your filling will seep out : )
Place your apples in a pie plate or baking dish and fill them. Pour the hot water into the baking dish. This prevents them from sticking or burning.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, depending on how soft you want them. I baked my for 40 minutes and they were perfect. Soft but not mushy ♥
It's like having your own individual apple crisp and you can eat the bowl!
Serve with whip cream or ice cream and enjoy!
Have a cozy day, friends! xo