These Healthy Cinnamon Baked Apples are entirely free of refined sugar! Just 7 ingredients and 25 minutes of preparation.
How have you been spending your holidays? Have you been eating tons of cookies and gingerbread and slurp eggnog all day long? I’m sure that sweatpants are made for feasting instead of exercising, don’t you think?
No matter if we gain endlessly, holidays are just great. No work and much time for yourself and your family.
Anyway, I’m your helper in need. In case that you don’t need to shop clothes one size bigger after the holidays or just live with sweatpants the rest of your life, I made healthy Cinnamon Baked Apples for you today to get you cured of your sugar trip.
Healthy Cinnamon Baked Apples – all naturally sweetened
These healthy Cinnamon Baked Apples are sweet but come without any refined sugar. I sweetened the apples with just 1 tablespoon of maple syrup per apple. I also added one cut and peeled apple to the filling to get it even sweeter. But all natural.
1 full teaspoon of cinnamon and 2 vanilla beans add a bombastic flavor to the baked apples.
The cream cheese adds a bit of a salty touch to the filling.
The filling is beyond creamy. You can literally spoon the filling out of the apple. It’s like warm overnight oats in an apple instead of a jar.
I had mine with one tablespoon of whipped cream and more maple syrup on top. Don’t judge me. I know we were talking about healthy Cinnamon Baked Apples and now I admit that I have mine with whipped cream? To my defense, one tablespoon of whipped cream doesn’t have that many calories, and I didn’t add sugar.
This healthy Cinnamon Baked Apples recipe is
- easy and quick to make
- loaded with cinnamon and vanilla
- completely free of refined sugar
- so creamy
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These Healthy Cinnamon Baked Apples are entirely free of refined sugar! Just 7 ingredients and 25 minutes preparation.
- 5 large apples
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 cup oats (100g)
- 7 oz cream cheese (200g)
- 1/2 cup milk (120ml)
- 4 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 vanilla beans* (or 2 tsp vanilla extract)
Preheat oven to 400°F / 205°C.
Peel and cut one apple into little chunks and place in a small bowl. Stir in 1/4 tsp of cinnamon. Set aside.
In a large bowl stir together oats, cream cheese, milk, maple syrup, 3/4 tsp of cinnamon, and vanilla* to combine.
Cut off the top of the remaining 4 apples and hollow out until the apples have about 0.5-inch thickness. Spoon filling inside the apples and place on a baking sheet or in a baking pan and bake for about 18-20 minutes. Top with whipped cream, maple syrup, or chopped nuts, and serve immediately.
*First, cut off the straight end of the vanilla bean. Then place the tip of your sharp knife below the curled end and cut the vanilla bean through the middle of the bean lengthwise. Although you don't need to cut it all the way through, it's ok when you do so. Then open the vanilla bean and scrape out the flavorful seeds with the back of your knife. Just use the seeds.