Baked Breakfast Apples


2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

3 c. water

2 tbsp. maple syrup

1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

4 large baking apples, tops sliced and insides hollowed

2 tbsp. dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)

2 tbsp. chopped pecans (or other nut / seed of choice)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, combine oatmeal and water and stir occasionally until creamy. Stir in maple syrup and ground cinnamon and let cool slightly.
  2. Transfer apples to a glass baking dish and spoon in oatmeal. Bake until apples are soft and bubbly, about 35 minutes.
  3. Top oatmeal with cranberries and pecans and serve.

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