If you’re looking for a warm and irresistible Fall dessert, my simple baked apples have got you covered! These gluten free baked apples are made with brown sugar and quinoa flakes, and are so quick and easy.
One of my favorite things to make every Fall is baked apples with brown sugar. It’s such a quick and easy little treat. There are so many different variations and ways that you can make baked apples — apple slices, whole apples, it’s all delicious in my book!
The whole process really couldn’t be easier. I say that a lot on this blog, and maybe that’s because I’m all about making things easy. Especially around the holidays, I find that we want to keep things as stress-free as we possibly can… am I right?
My version of gluten free baked apples involves slicing your apples in half, and then we’re finishing them off with the most delicious, gooey, cinnamon-y topping. See? Easy! I would highly recommend these baked apples if you’re in charge of Thanksgiving dessert this year.
If you’ve tried my banana breakfast cookies, then you already know that quinoa flakes can be an unexpectedly delicious ingredient to use in baking! It can be used in place of or in addition to oats, as it has that same texture.
So when you take those quinoa flakes and add just a handful of other ingredients, which I’ll break down for you below, then scoop on top of your apples? You get THE most warm and comforting dessert.
So let’s get right into it… the quicker we can get through this, the quicker you can get into your kitchen to make them, right? 😉
Why You’ll Love These Simple Baked Apples With Brown Sugar…
- They’re not all that bad for you! I mean, there is some sugar involved, but compared to other dessert options, these baked apples are healthy and not overly indulgent.
- They’re honestly so easy to make. Which is exactly why I call them my simple baked apples. Slicing the apples and scooping out the core and seeds takes a little bit of time, but otherwise the filling comes together in just minutes.
- We’ve got such an amazing medley of flavors going on here, between the tart apples, the brown sugar and vanilla, the hint of cinnamon… I wish you could just smell this through your screen right now!
What Kind Of Apples Are Best For Baked Apples?
In my opinion, it all comes down to personal preference! My favorite to use here is Granny Smith, hands down. I just love Granny Smith apples in general but I think the tartness works great here with these flavors. I think Honeycrisp would also be a great option here.
What You’ll Need…
- The apples: you’ll be cutting them in half and removing the cores.
- The filling: quinoa flakes + flour for structure, brown sugar + cinnamon + lemon juice + vanilla, butter to make it nice and moist.
- Add in: raisins (though technically that’s optional).
How To Make Simple Baked Apples With Brown Sugar…
To make my gluten free baked apple recipe, you’ll want to start by prepping your apples. Do not peel them, just cut them each in half right down the middle, then carefully cut out the core and remove the seeds. Do this for all of your apples before moving onto the filling.
For the filling, all you are going to do is mix together the rest of the ingredients. Arrange the apples on a lined baking sheet, and scoop a heaping spoonful of filling onto each half. Bake on 350ºF for about 30 minutes.
Now do you see why I call them simple baked apples? So easy, right?! For best results, you’re going to want to serve these guys warm… preferably with homemade whipped cream or some vanilla ice cream.
Simple Baked Apples – Gluten Free, Eggless
- 4 medium apples
- ⅓ cup (40g) quinoa flakes
- ¼ cup (36g) gluten free flour blend
- ¼ cup (50g) brown sugar packed
- 4 tablespoons (56g) unsalted butter melted
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup (42g) raisins
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Slice each apple in half and scoop out the core and seeds. Arrange on prepared baking sheet and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, mix the quinoa flakes, flour, brown sugar, melted butter, lemon juice, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and raisins until combined. Scoop a heaping spoonful onto the top of each apple. Bake for 30-32 minutes. For best results, serve warm.
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