A lovely breakfast option incorporating whole grains, nuts, seeds, omegas, protein… tasty, inexpensive, in season and healthful. Make in advance and freeze if that helps with time and organization. The get more delicious as they sit. I have 2 baking options depending on how you enjoy your apples.

Serve with Amande yogurt. I like to spruce the yogurt up with hemp protein power and spices. If you want the extra protein, this is a good option. It’s great plain also.

Breakfast Baked Apples:

6 fuji, gala, whatever you like, cored and halved

1/2 c nuts and seeds

1/2 Gluten Free Oats (Bob’s)

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 Tbl honey

2 Tbl Earth Balance soy free margarine or coconut oil (you can replace half with a nut butter)

Preheat oven to 350. If you like the apples really cooked through with the caramalised syrup. place some oil or margarine on the halved apples with some cinnamon and bake for 10-15 minutes. Mix all of the other ingredients. Put on the baked apples and bake in oven until golden (about 10 minutes). If you like them crisp, put the mixture over the fresh cut apples and bake for 20-25 minutes until tender and golden. This will yield a more crip finished product!