Apples and cinnamon are some of my fall favorite flavors. (And don’t even get me started on apple pie or apple crisp…)
As much as I love a freshly baked apple pie, it takes a lot of effort.
This slow cooker baked apples recipe is the perfect marriage of delicious fall flavors wrapped up in a fuss-free dessert — and healthy, to boot.
Apples form the “base” of this dish. Once the apples are cored, the center becomes the perfect vessel for holding a cinnamon-spiced oat crumble.
A bit of butter keeps this dish moist and decadent, without getting anywhere close to the amount of butter (or shortening) used in a standard pie.
The trick that makes this recipe so easy is using a slow cooker to cook the apples. It’s a convenient, hands-off approach that lets you just push a button and way away.
In about two hours you’ll have perfectly soft apples with a golden brown crumble. These slow cooker baked apples make for a delicious guilt-free dessert or even a decadent breakfast or brunch item.
Next time you want to indulge in apples and cinnamon, be sure to break out your slow cooker to give this recipe a go.
It’s a low-sugar, low-fat option that’s just sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. And thanks to the apples, you’ll get a full serving of fruit. Dessert has never been better!
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Slow Cooker Baked Apples
This slow cooker baked apples recipe is the perfect marriage of delicious fall flavors wrapped up in a fuss-free dessert.
- 5 medium Cortland (or Honey Crisp, Macintosh or Mutsu) apples
- ½ cup whole-wheat flour
- ½ cup dry old-fashioned rolled oats
- ¼ cup coconut sugar
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ tsp sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
- 2 tbsp organic grass-fed butter (or extra-virgin organic coconut oil)
- ¾ cup water
Core apples using an apple corer (or sharp knife).
Add water to a 3-quart slow cooker and carefully place apples in slow cooker so that they are standing upright.
Combine flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, salt, and butter in a small bowl; mix with a fork until crumbly.
Fill apples evenly with oat mixture.
Cook on low for 2 hours, or until apples are fork tender. Remove apples from slow cooker. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
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