Recipes that double as breakfast and dessert are the absolute best recipes. And here’s why.
Do you ever think twice before eating dessert? You know, that internal battle that happens inside your brain.. “I shouldn’t, but I really, really, really, want to…”, that usually ends with you giving in? And then you feel so guilty you swear a thousand times you will never ever do it again? You know what I’m talking about, right?
Well, I found a solution for you: make a healthy, not-super-indulgent-yet-delicious… breakfast!
Did I lose you yet? Well, hear me out, because I think you might like my logic.
So, you know when you wake up in the morning, and realize you’ve overslept and you’re trying to get everyone out the door on time, and don’t have time to prepare breakfast and end up grabbing a gross pop tart that is so stale you could use it as a weapon? Well, there’s a way to avoid that. And that is, if you can use last night’s dessert as breakfast. See where I’m going with this?
Take these super easy baked apples for example. They’re sweet, but not loaded with sugar; they’re crisp, they’re warm… almost like a very apple-y apple pie, only easier and better for you. Now, you make these while you’re preparing dinner, serve them as dessert with a little bit of your favorite ice cream ( Salted Caramel Cluster Cashew Ice Cream for us!!) and boom, you got dessert. Skip the ice cream and boom! Breakfast is ready.
Genius uh? Well, they don’t call me “the professional problem solver” for nothing. But I’ll tell you about that on our next post… So stay tuned 😉
- Pre-heat oven to 375F
- In a large bowl, combine oats, coconut sugar, coconut oil and cinnamon and mix well. Set aside ⅓ cup of the mixture
- Cut the top of the apples and with a spoon or a melon baller, scoop out and discard the core. Also, carefully scoop out as much of the flesh of the apple as you can, but making sure you leave some on the sides and bottom of the apple
- Chop the apple flesh and add it to the oats mixture. Mix well and stuff the inside of the apples
- Top with the reserved oat mixture
- Arrange the stuffed apples in a baking dish. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the apples are slightly tender
- Top with your favorite ice-cream or whipped topping if desired.