This dish speaks for itself: chunks of juicy, tender apples baked in coconut oil with plump raisins and all the fall spices… count me in! A few weeks ago I posted a baked apple recipe with caramelized almond butter, but my vision for this dish was a little different. I pictured this one as the perfect topping for vanilla yogurt or oatmeal, and that is just what it is! You can also enjoy it as-is, topped with a sprinkle of toasted walnuts and/ or chunky peanut butter. It’s also made with no added sugar, so it’s the perfect, guilt-free treat to enjoy around the holidays! Apple crisp, anyone? No thanks, I’ll take these!!
Recipe for Baked Apples 2.0
- 3 large or 4 small organic gala apples, washed, cored, and roughly chopped
- 2 tbs coconut oil
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ground cloves
- dash of sea salt
- 1/2 cup raisin medley (this one from TJs is my favorite)
- Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
- In a small ramekin, melt the coconut oil in the microwave. Add the spices, vanilla, and sea salt, and stir until well-combined.
- In a large baking dish, pour the coconut oil mixture onto the apples and toss until the apples are evenly coated.
- Bake for about 45 minutes, stirring/ tossing halfway through.
- Remove from the oven, add raisins, and bake for another 15 minutes, stirring in 5 minute increments.
- Let cool briefly and enjoy!