profile picture.jpg

Hi there!

Thanks for stopping by! I'm Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN, a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist. We at Nutrition Connections (NC) teach the simplicity behind the science of nutrition & art of healthy living so you can live a nutritionally balanced life! Our mission is to inspire you to live your healthiest, happiest life. We believe health involves all aspects of physical, mental and social health and our goal is to inspire and educate you to make practical changes to live your best life. We look forward to getting to know you better...

Easy Baked Stuffed Apples

Easy Baked Stuffed Apples

I am a bit apple obsessed. These are a treat for your taste buds! And Only 5 ingredients with a 15 minute prep😁

This recipe (though, hardly a recipe) has no extras, no added complexity; just simple ingredients coming together to bring about a warm hug of comfort. These are the baked apple slices from my childhood, the ones my mom used to make. The cinnamon and fruity smell of the apples that fills the air while baking in the oven is comfort in itself, but the sweet yet tart, tender apples are truly something special.

These Easy Baked Apples are…

  • Easy to make

  • Low in added sugar

  • A delicious fall dessert

  • Vegan

  • Gluten free

Fall’s superstar fruit, the APPLE…

Apple nutrition facts: One raw, unpeeled, medium-sized apple (100 grams)

  • Calories: 52

  • Water: 86%

  • Potassium 195 gr

  • Carbs 25 gr

  • Fiber 4.4 gr

  • Fat 0 gr

  • Vitamin C 14% of daily value

  • Apples are high in fiber, vitamin C, and various antioxidants

  • Apples are packed with phytonutrients, like quercetin, which can help regulate your blood sugar.

  • Eating a whole apple – versus applesauce or apple juice – leads to increased satisfaction.

out of ovenapples.jpg

Easy Baked Stuffed Apples

Yield: 5
Author:
prep time: 15 Mcook time: 35 Mtotal time: 50 M

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup walnuts finely chopped, optional
  • 1 cup hot water

instructions:

How to cook Easy Baked Stuffed Apples

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 F.
  3. Wash and scrub the apples well.
  4. Using a small paring knife, gently cut around the core of the apple starting from the top to remove the inner core and seeds. Be sure to remove all the seeds and any stringy, firm parts while keeping the bottom intact. You'll want to remove all the core and have enough room to fill the emptied core.
  5. Stand the apple up on a baking sheet with the cored portion up.
  6. In a small bowl, combine the raisins, honey, walnuts, and cinnamon. Gently stir the ingredients together until they are well combined.
  7. Using a small spoon, fill each apple cavity with about 1 tablespoon of the raisin mixture.
  8. Fill the baking pan with enough water to cover at least the bottom 1/3-1/2 of the apple, about 1 cup of water. Add an extra drizzle of honey to the water.
  9. Place the apples in the oven and bake for about 35-45 minutes.
  10. After about 25 minutes, check the apples by piercing them with a fork or sharp knife. If the apples are tender, remove them from the oven. If not, continue baking until they are completely done.
  11. Serve and enjoy!
Created using The Recipes Generator

**These baked apples are delicious when eaten alone right out of the oven. It makes for a quick and a relatively healthy dessert.

DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?

I’d love to hear how it turned out for you! Leave a comment below, share a picture, or tag us on instagram #nutrition_connections

By: Carol Aguirre MS, RD/LDN

Bride Wellness 101

Bride Wellness 101

My Top Tips to Loose Body Fat

My Top Tips to Loose Body Fat