Coconut Oatmeal Baked Apples

I’ve never been much of a breakfast eater, just give me my coffee and a granola bar and I’m good to go! But these Coconut Oatmeal Baked Apples may have just changed my mind! Stuffing the apples full of coconut oatmeal, baking them until they are perfectly done, topping them off with Greek yogurt and a dusting of cinnamon makes these baked apples the perfect breakfast vessel. All you could want in a breakfast is wrapped up in a perfect, little baked apple package. Not only are these Coconut Oatmeal Baked Apples a delicious breakfast, but they are also sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free! Who would’ve thought that you could have it all?

These Coconut Oatmeal Baked Apples are such a heart-warming breakfast to start your day. They are filled full of oatmeal that has been simmered in coconut milk, delicious cinnamon, and, of course, the naturally sweet apple to hold it all together. How fun are these? Set one of these on the table for breakfast and start your morning off with a smile! These baked apples are also great for meal-prepping. Make these Coconut Oatmeal Baked Apples the night before, pop one in the microwave in the morning, top it off however you desire (Greek yogurt, honey, cinnamon and nuts are my choice!) and dig in.

Even though these are sugar-free (only natural sugars from the fruit and coconut milk), dairy-free, and gluten-free, you would never know! My husband devoured his and was in disbelief that they could be so healthy and good at the same time. Eating healthy doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice flavor! These Coconut Oatmeal Baked Apples simply highlight the natural flavors of all the ingredients in them.

I may just be converted into a breakfast eater with these baked apples! They are just so darn cute, too 🙂 .

 

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Coconut Oatmeal Baked Apples

Stuffing the apples full of coconut oatmeal, baking them until they are perfectly done, topping them off with Greek yogurt and a dusting of cinnamon makes these baked apples the perfect breakfast vessel. All you could want in a breakfast is wrapped up in a perfect, little baked apple package. Not only are these Coconut Oatmeal Baked Apples a delicious breakfast, but they are also sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free! Who would’ve thought that you could have it all?

  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50-55 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 baked apples

Ingredients

  • 6 Gala apples
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk (your choice of sweetened or unsweetened)
  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Topping Ideas:

  • Greek yogurt
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey
  • Chopped nuts
  • Fresh fruit
  • Coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small sauce pan, whisk together the coconut milk and oats and bring to simmer over low heat. Cover with a lid and let slowly simmer for about 8 minutes, or until the oatmeal is cooked through, thickened and most of the coconut milk has been absorbed. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, using either an apple corer or a small pairing knife, remove the core from the apples and slightly hollow out the insides of the apples to make a place to stuff them with the oatmeal. Try to keep the opening at the top of the apples round and from going too far down the sides the apples as the oatmeal will spill out when baking.
  4. Evenly dust the apples with the cinnamon. Fill the apples evenly with the oatmeal and carefully place them into a 13×9 baking dish oatmeal side up. Lightly cover the dish with foil and bake for 50-55 minutes, or until the apples are soft and baked through.
  5. Remove from the oven and top with desired toppings such as Greek yogurt, honey, cinnamon and chopped nuts. Enjoy!

Notes

You can use any apple of your choice depending on how sweet or tart you like your apples to be.

Almond milk, soy milk or regular milk can be used in place of the coconut milk.