I have a pretty solid routine when it comes to being on the computer.
I usually start off with facebookstalking, move on to checking my email, scroll through a billion pages of reddit, look for any tumblr updates, check my deviantart, and if I have time, oogle at the mind-numbing brilliance of foodgawker.
The other day, managing to get through my whole checklist, I was drooling at desserts on foodgawker when I came upon a recipe for this. Ice cream stuffed apples? Yum. My cranium began turning and all of the sudden, a simple idea invaded my thoughts: oatmeal stuffed apples.
This is a new, revolutionary food-so healthy (you get your apple a day to keep the doctor away!) and yet so simple. Portable, filling, and best of all: DELICIOUS!
Today’s version (I’m betting there will be more in the future ;)) is super simple-an apple stuffed with cinnamon apple raison oatmeal. They take about 30 minutes to make, but I betcha they could easily be made on a weekend, and heated in a microwave for breakfast (who wants to turn on an oven for breakfast anyways).
Eat them plain for maximum nutritional value, or top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream for maximum yum factor.
Cinnamon Raisin Apple Oatmeal Stuffed Baked Apples
- ½ cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbs brown sugar (add to taste)
- pumpkin pie spice, to taste (I used 1 tsp)
- 2 apples (dense apples probably not the best for this recipe)
- 1 tbs raisins
- OPTIONAL 1 tbs butter- I didn’t use.
- OPTIONAL- 1 tbs walnuts, chopped
- Combine the oats and water in a large bowl, and microwave at high heat for four minutes. Carefully watch to make sure it doesn’t overflow. OR cook the oats on a stove until done.
- Combine the brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice in a ramekin.
- Take the apples and cut the tops off. Scoop out and dice the flesh of the apples. Cut off the stems.
- *OPTIONAL* Rub the butter along the inside of the apples.
- Take about 1 tsp of the brown sugar spice mixture and spread on the inside of the apples.
- Add the remaining spice-sugar mixture to the oatmeal, along with the raisins, diced apple flesh, and walnuts, if using. I only used the flesh of one apple, and fed the rest to my dogs.
- Place the tops of the apples back on, and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
- Serve plain, or with whipped cream and/or ice cream. Enjoy!