Are you in an afternoon snack funk? For that magical combination of fast, quick, tasty AND healthy?
Check. Baked apples to the rescue!
True, you need an oven, but baked apples are so different than the usual fare, that I was just tickled apple pink at such a quick, healthy, and tasty morsel. Man, I love this season. The apples are in full bloom (are we really into fall?) so it’s time to pick yourself some yum-yum.
Eat the tops or feed them to the chicken. Or doggie. There. All scooped out and ready to fill. I suggest putting down foil to prevent dishwashing. Put a little brown sugar in the center and on the sides. Just a tad. Totally optional. Add a little cinnamon Perfect, no?
Can you only have these for after school? Heck no! They’re pretty terrific for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Even Valentine’s.
Baked Apple Bites:
Preheat oven to 400.
Wash apples, cut off top
Spoon out seeds (scraping sides a little bit), making a little well
Put a teensy bit of brown sugar and cinnamon inside
Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes or so, depending on how crunchy or soft you like to eat baked apples.
I just inherited a bag of apples from my middle school soccer team so I gotta go – baked apples await! And remember, apples contain quercetin: an apple a day, really does keep the doctor away.