Paleo In Minutes: Baked Apples

by danielle on November 2, 2012

So this recipe is kind of a lie! It takes longer than a few minutes to cook but the prep can literally take you under one minute then all you have to do is leave it in the oven (or microwave) to bake! Simple! This also makes for a great dessert or nighttime snack when you’re in need of something sweet!

baked apple

Ingredients:

  • 1 apple
  • 1 tbs. almond butter
  • 1-2 tbs. raisins
  • cinnamon

Directions: 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Use an apple corer to core your apple.
  3. Stuff the core with almond butter and raisins alternating between the two.
  4. Bake your apple in an oven safe dish for 30 minutes.
  5. Let cool, sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy!

Note: You can bake this in the microwave too if you like! Core your apple and bake in the microwave for around 8 minutes on high. Then stuff the middle with the fillings.

paleo baked apple

paleo baked apple

What’s your go to sweet treat when you want something at night??? Any favorite nighttime snacks? 

{ 45 comments… read them below or add one }

Kierston November 2, 2012 at 11:48 am

A baked apple sounds sooo good right now!

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danielle November 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm

You can have one tomorrow :) Yay!

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Steph @fitmomtraining November 2, 2012 at 12:08 pm

Mmmmmm….I could totally go for some apple goodness right about now.

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danielle November 2, 2012 at 3:50 pm

I always crave apples in the fall!

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance November 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm

I like baked apples, too . . . but I usually chop it up first, add about a tablespoon of almond milk, cinnamon, and either protein powder, peanut flour, or almond butter (just depends on what mood I’m in). I’ll also sometimes top with a few cacao nibs for an extra special treat. ;)

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danielle November 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

That sounds amazing!!! I’m going to have to try out that combo!

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 2, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Mmm I love baked apples! My favourite sweet night time snack is Greek yogurt and granola because all that protein keeps me nice and full through the night.

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danielle November 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

I love having Greek yogurt for my nighttime snack!

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Meredith @ Dare You To November 2, 2012 at 12:37 pm

So simple so sweet. Nice

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danielle November 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Thanks Meredith!

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Linz @ Itz Linz November 2, 2012 at 1:26 pm

baked apples are perfect for the fall!

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danielle November 2, 2012 at 3:51 pm

Agreed I love them!

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Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots November 2, 2012 at 1:40 pm

mmm i love baked apples, i always forget to make them though :(

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danielle November 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Me too! I need to start making them more often!

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Brooke (beingvivacious.blogspot.com) November 2, 2012 at 1:46 pm

I was actually JUST thinking about making baked apples. Weird.

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danielle November 2, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Hahaha how’d you know?!

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Amanda @ .running with spoons. November 2, 2012 at 2:42 pm

Given the ridiculous obsession I have with apples right now, this is looking soooooo good. LAtely I’ve been enjoying a waffle with AB and jam for my nightly snack, but I may have to give baked apples a try.

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danielle November 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm

I always have an apple obsession! I just love them!

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Jess @ JessieBearWhatWillYouWear November 2, 2012 at 3:00 pm

My favorite nighttime snack is usually cereal with almond milk and pb2 or peanut butter. This apple recipe looks awesome though. I just got this new peanut butter that’s ‘cinnamon raisin granola’ peanut butter, so all I would have to do is stuff that in there! I’ll have to try it and let ya know how it turns out.

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danielle November 2, 2012 at 3:53 pm

This would be amazing with that peanut butter in there! Definitely try it!

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Caitlin November 2, 2012 at 5:03 pm

What a good idea, I saw Lindsey of Lean Green Bean do something similar to this on IG the other night. The way the skin of the apple rippled up like that makes this look totally gourmet.

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danielle November 3, 2012 at 11:38 am

Hahaha I am far from gourmet but they are really good!!

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Lisa November 2, 2012 at 5:19 pm

This looks like a potato for some reason ha ha. I’m actually a freak, who doesn’t like cooked apples, but I think it’s because they are still slightly crunchy or something…this one doesn’t seem to be…maybe I’d actually like this!

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danielle November 3, 2012 at 11:42 am

Hahaha I’m with you actually! I must prefer a regular apple too! This one wasn’t crunchy at all yet!

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Laura @ Mommy Run Fast November 2, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Yum!! Baked apples are so delicious… I can’t remember the last time I made one. Great idea for a healthy dessert!

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danielle November 3, 2012 at 11:42 am

Thanks Laura!

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Life's a Bowl November 2, 2012 at 6:49 pm

Awesome idea, great for a quick treat!

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danielle November 3, 2012 at 11:42 am

Yes it’s perfect for when you want something sweet!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables November 2, 2012 at 6:59 pm

mmm I’m making this tonight! I’m giving up pumpkin now that I’m orange! This is going to take its place!

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danielle November 3, 2012 at 11:43 am

hahaha oh no! Well this is perfect then!

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Chelsa November 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm

I’m totally making this tonight. I don’t have raisins but i’ll use cranberries.

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danielle November 3, 2012 at 11:44 am

That would be great too! Hope you like it!

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kim@hungryhealthygirl November 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I love warm apples with cinnamon, but I never think to make them. Not Paleo, but I’m thinking up a cinnamon apple oatmeal. Have a great weekend!

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danielle November 3, 2012 at 11:45 am

That would be good! I actually love oatmeal! Have a great weekend too!

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Kristen@Change of Pace November 3, 2012 at 1:07 am

Delicious! Perfect for fall!

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danielle November 3, 2012 at 11:45 am

Thanks Kristen!

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Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn November 4, 2012 at 3:46 am

Hi hello healthy dessert. I’m a fan.

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Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance November 6, 2012 at 12:33 am

I’m a HUGE baked apple fan. Have always been since I was a kid :D Thanks for sharing girlie!

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danielle November 6, 2012 at 3:02 pm

Of course! Glad you liked the recipe!

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Maren November 7, 2012 at 9:50 pm

This is a fab idea! I’ve softened apples in a microwave before for oatmeal. do you think you could do that with this recipe? Then it would literally be minutes!

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danielle November 8, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Totally and I bet it would be awesome!

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Kristen @ The Balanced Bowl November 8, 2012 at 2:34 am

I have been eating cubed baked apples like crazy lately…totally craving them. This recipe is such an easy idea! Can’t wait to try this.

Do you have a favorite variety of apple for baking like this?

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danielle November 8, 2012 at 5:40 pm

Hmm I used macintosh but I love any apple really!

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Nadja November 8, 2012 at 8:38 pm

wow this looks delicious (and simple), think i’m going to try it tomorrow! I also have to try an apple crisp recipe –> that girl is obsessed with apples too!
Have you already tried Paleo lasagna? (you put zucchini or eggplant instead of the pasta).I did it tonight for the 2nd time and ooooh it was delicious! Even if i’m totally not eating Paleo, i like to try some Paleo recipes!

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danielle November 8, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Thanks so much! Yes I love making paleo lasagna with zucchini! So yummy!

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