Fall is apple season across the US. I just love strolling the produce section and looking at all of the available varieties and vibrant colors that are so abundant this time of year. I also love that I can indulge on one of my favorites: baked apples! Today I am sharing my AIP baked apples recipe that appears on my new AIP (auto immune protocol) meal plans.
Traditionally, baked apples are made with a dried fruit, nut and honey combination. My AIP baked apple recipe eliminates the nuts and honey (which are not AIP compliant), and sticks to an all-fruit based filling. I tested the recipe out on Brook and he couldn't tell the difference!
Quick tip: try playing with different dried fruits. For example, dried cranberries or cherries would be a great sub for the raisins. Just make sure to keep the dates…they act as the glue for the filling.
AIP Friendly Baked Apples with Dried Fruit
- 4 granny smith apples (you may sub apple of choice)
- 1/2 c coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 c medjool dates (approximately 5 large)
- 1/2 c dried figs
- 1/2 c golden raisins
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375 F.
- Cut 4 apples in half and scoop out core.
- Place cored apples in baking pan flesh side up. Set aside.
- In a blender of food processor, blend the following until roughly chopped: 1/2 c coconut oil + 1 tsp vanilla + 1/2 c dates (pitted) + 1/4 c dried figs (stems removed) + 1/4 c golden raisins + 1 tsp cinnamon
- Place 1T (heaping) of filling in each apple half.
- Sprinkle apples with additional 1 tsp cinnamon.
- Cover apples with foil and bake for 20-25 mins.
- Remove foil and bake an additional 5-10 minutes.
If you are interested in more AIP recipes, check out my AIP meal plans. You get 4 weeks of delicious AIP meal plans (in Prep Dish style), 5 breakfast recipes and 20 snack ideas!