Holy macaroni these were good. You know when you take something healthy and turn it into something just the opposite, you had good intentions. That’s where this came from. I even used flax seed just to make myself feel better about it, which is ridiculous.
Here’s what you need to take your lame apple to the next level:
3-4 granny smith apples
1 orange or tangerine (lemon juice would be fine too)
½ cup quick oats
1 T brown sugar
¼ tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground flax
2 T melted earth balance
2 T toasted almonds, chopped
1 can of mountain dew
Preheat the oven to 350 F
Core the apples, hollow out some extra room, but leave the bottom intact. Squeeze orange or lemon juice over the exposed parts of the apple, pour out the excess.
Mix oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, flax, earth balance and almonds in a bowl.
Stuff the apples with the mixture. Stand them upright in a baking dish and pour the mountain dew over the tops of them, soaking the mixture inside as well, pour the excess into the baking dish to keep everything nice and moist.
Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover after 30 minutes and spoon some of the excess mountain dew over them. Bake uncovered until the apples are soft, about 30-45 mins. Use a fork to check, especially the bottom part of the apple.
Let cool for a few minutes, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with cinnamon.
These look healthy, right?