Baked apples – a recipe that’s gluten free and incredibly easy to make. A real crowd pleaser and a great way to use up all those autumn apples!
For the last few weeks I’ve been making these baked apples for an evening dessert! I love this recipe as it’s like having small individual crumbles with plenty of filling!
It’s also very easy to make and perfect for feeding a crowd, or if you just want to make a dessert for two or even one for that matter!
You only need 6 ingredients to make these baked apples! To make the topping you’ll need butter, maple syrup, muscovado sugar, almond flour and rolled oats!
You simply melt the butter in a pan, add the maple syrup, sugar and almond flour and cook it until it’s slightly thickened, which takes less than a minute. You want it to thicken it as this is what makes the topping chewy and caramel-y.
Once thickened, add the oats and stir until combined.
The end result is small individual deep filled crumbles!
You can serve these with either a small dollop of vanilla ice cream or some creamy greek yogurt! And to finish it off, sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon over the ice cream or yogurt!
This baked apples recipe is perfect to make now when apples are in abundance! So if you have an apple tree nearby, go and pick yourself a few and make this recipe! You won’t regret it!
Also, one thing I love about these baked apples is that they’re not that heavy on the added sugar, but still has plenty of sweetness and flavour to them! They really are the perfect sweet treat whenever you have a sweet tooth!
WATCH HOW TO MAKE THIS BAKED APPLES RECIPE
A simple yet decadent recipe for baked apples! Perfect to make if you're feeding a crowd or if you only making a dessert for two!
- 45 g / 3 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp muscovado sugar
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp almond flour
- 20 g / 1/4 cup rolled oats (use GF if needed)
- 2 small apples (about 150 g each)
Preheat your oven to 175 °C / 350 °F
Melt the butter in a pan. Add the sugar, maple syrup and almond flour. Stir continuously and boil until thickened. This will take about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Once thickened, remove from the heat.
Add the oats and stir until combined. Set a side to cool.
Cut the apples into half and remove the core. top the apple with the filling, about 1 tbsp for each apple. Spread it out so it covers the apple.
Bake in the oven for 30 minutes, or until the apple is soft (read notes). If the topping browns too much, cover it with foil.
Once cooked, serve with greek yogurt or vanilla ice cream. Enjoy straight away!
- Different varieties of apples bake differently. Depending on the variety, it may take a little bit longer to bake the apple until soft. If that's the case, cover the apples with foil so the topping doesn't burn.