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Maple Cinnamon Pecan Baked Apples


  • 4 medium apples Choose your favorite!
  • 1/3 cup nut or seed butter of your choice Sunflower seed butter is great for nut allergies and fits on most eimination plans. Pecan butter, though expensive or cinnamon almond butter makes for a decadent treat!
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup or honey
  • 10 TBSP oats
  • 2 TBSP crushed pecans OR Almonds or really whatever nuts you can find in your home to crush!
  • 2 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a small bowl, mix the nut/seed butter, maple, and cinnamon. Set aside.

  2. Core each apple (A knife will work just fine) and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

  3. Fill the bottom of each apple with the oats. Try to spread evenly. The oats will serve as a plug for the filling.

  4. Take a heaping spoonful of filling and pour into the center of each apple. Sprinkle crushed pecans on top.

  5. Cover with foil and bake for 40-45 minutes then broil for 1-2 minutes for a crispy apple top.

  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

Pro tip: This lovely AIP dessert pairs well with the creamy coconut ice cream, especially when banana and cinnamon are the flavors chosen. See elimination diet dessert #1.

Wondering what the decadent looking white flakes are on top? Pieces of cocoa butter!