I like food and fancy but without all of the fuss and this recipe is just that… Granola Stuffed Baked Apples is what you need in your life. Really, you do. This recipe is sassy but super easy and one you can make with your kiddos. Don’t be fooled with simple though… it’s packed with some serious goodness.
My girls and I had a fun playing in the kitchen and pulled together something super delicious and easy.
So, can I just tell you that Emma Mae is a dream in the kitchen? Seriously. I told Josie that her sister was gonna be the one to teach her how to cook if she would just pay attention. Then I made her promise that she would name their restaurant “momma’s kitchen” and she told me she would. Bless her. Then she told me if Emma acted up and wanted to change things she would just fire her. You can always count on one.
Really though, those two are a good team and they can whip up a mean batch of chocolate oatmeal cookies that will make you slap your momma. Wait. No, they don’t need to slap their momma. But, they do need to cook their momma some cookies. Okay, sorry… SQUIRREL!
So, for a long time, I have given Emma free reign in our kitchen to do her thing. Like, she’s been cooking meals since she was seven. Call it irresponsible mothering, but this decision or lack of is paying off. This girl is passionate about baking and she truly thrives in this space. One afternoon we had a lot of fun together with JoJo whipping up our Granola Stuffed Baked Apples. So delicious! You need to go and grab these ingredients and plan to WOW your family with this divine dessert!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Core apples and place in a small baking dish. In a small bowl, mix together the granola, organic cinnamon, organic nutmeg, 2 tbsp of melted butter and 2- 4 TBSP local honey. Now, have fun and play with these measurements if you need to… you can’t go wrong with this list of ingredients. Trust me. Now, spoon the granola mixture into the apples with a bit of honey over the top. Loosely cover the dish with foil and bake until the apples are tender when pierced with a fork, about 30-45 minutes. Remove the dish and drizzle just a little more honey because obviously you can’t have to much honey and it plates up so pretty. Serve individually or put it on the table and let your folks dig in!
You are ever so welcome.