We spent this last weekend exploring the countryside, and went to a beautiful apple orchard. Meaning we have bags upon bags of apples and are now making every apple recipe known to man. Naturally, I needed to make these super delicious and easy vegan baked apples.
How to Make Vegan Baked Apples
A few weeks ago, I mentioned on my Instagram that I am slowly transitioning into a more plant-based diet. So, I am sharing with you the healthier versions of favorite holiday recipes.
These vegan baked apples make a great alternative to apple pie! What makes them vegan? I simply substituted butter for coconut oil, but I swear you’d never know the difference. In fact, I’m thinking the coconut oil gives it an even more rich and buttery taste! (Weird, but awesome, right?)
Gluten-Free and Healthy Baked Apples with No Refined Sugars!
Since we can keep making these as allergy-free and delicious as possible, we are going with it! All you need are oats, coconut sugar, spices, Bare Snacks Pie Spice chips, and vanilla. (I’m a big fan of coconut sugar in place of brown sugar.)
Can we talk about the seasonal Pie Spice chips from Bare Snacks for a second? They are like eating fall in a bag, and who doesn’t want that? My three-year-old loves to eat them as an afternoon snack, and can easily chow through one large bag in two days. (My personal record is about 15 minutes, ha!)
You can also add them to your recipes. I added them to the filling of our vegan baked apples to give it an extra crunch and flavor. They would be amazing on top of an apple crisp, too! (You should try my apple crisp recipe and sprinkle it with some of the apple chips.)
You can buy the Bare Snack apple chips at your grocery store, and check out all of their other flavors on their website here.
Now, make sure you pin this baked apple recipe and make it for dessert on a chilly weekend, or save it for Thanksgiving! Grab the recipe below and enjoy!
Vegan Baked Apples (Gluten-Free + No Refined Sugar)
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- In a small bowl, mix together oats, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt, Bare Snacks Pie Spice chips, and vanilla extract. Set aside.
- Use an apple core utensil to remove cores from apples. Place in a square baking dish. Tightly pack filling into each apple core.
- Pour one cup of water into the bottom of the dish. Loosely cover dish with foil, and bake on 375°F for 20 minutes.
- Remove foil. Add 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil to the top of each apple. Bake for another 25 minutes until apples are soft, and filling is bubbling. Serve while warm with coconut cream if desired. Enjoy!
This post was created in partnership with Bare Snacks.