Hasselback Baked Apples with Walnuts and Honey {GF, DF}

Hasselback Baked Apples with Walnuts and Honey {GF, DF}

6 ingredient hasselback baked apples make for a simple yet delicious dessert. Baked apples topped with a mixture of walnuts, oats and Nektar granulated honey.  Gluten Free and Dairy Free. Ready in 30 minutes.

6 ingredient hasselback baked apples make for a simple yet delicious dessert. Gluten Free and Dairy Free. Ready in 30 minutes. |avocadopesto.com

The only apples I love are green apples. Red, multi color – all tooo sweet for me. The green ones are perfect. Juicy, a bit sour and not too sweet. Light and crunchy just how I like it.

Something about winter though – not the raw apple eating season for me.

Baked apples though – that’s a whole nother story. Those I’m down with. Even more so when they’re shaped to resemble hasselback potatoes — whhhattt – I know, cool right? And better yet when they’re sprinkled with a crumble made of pulsed walnuts, gluten free oats and Nektar honey crystals.

Now that’s a dessert for a cold winter evening. You can always just leave the apple halves intact, or just layer them in thin slices on the baking sheet, but I kind of loved making thin slits almost to the bottom and then stuffing the lightly sweet and nutty crumble mix right in between the wedges. And all over the top and the sides of the baking pan of course. The crispier it got in the oven the better.

6 ingredient hasselback baked apples make for a simple yet delicious dessert. Gluten Free and Dairy Free. Ready in 30 minutes. |avocadopesto.com

These are ready in 30 minutes flat. Twenty to twenty-five of baking time and just a few minutes required for prep. My apples were fairly small so if you are using larger ones adjust the baking time accordingly. In terms of serving you can eat them as is, add a dollop of coconut whipped cream, or simply serve alongside these dark chocolate covered Nektar dusted pretzels. Kind of a perfect pairing for a nice Valentine’s day dessert if you ask me. You’ve got the soft nutty caramelized apples and then those crispy crunchy salty chocateley pretzels. Kind of all the right flavors partying in your mouth.

And super simple too so boyfriends/husbands/friends – get involved – no excuses with this one.

6 ingredient hasselback baked apples make for a simple yet delicious dessert. Gluten Free and Dairy Free. Ready in 30 minutes. |avocadopesto.com

And since we’re talking V day (is it seriously February already? I’m stilling writing down my New Years resolutions) Nektar Natural has another treat in store for you. Ok remember middle school (or was it elementary?) when you walked around handing out valentine’s day notes and candies? Well they’re back. You’ve seriously got to check out the Nektar Naturals Valentine’s Day Honey-Gram. This is how it works: you just fill out the form and for free you can send a special someone a personalized love note with a packet of Nektar Honey Crystals.

Awww. So cute right?

Well what are you waiting for? Fill the form out, send away and get in the kitchen to make these delicious and wintery hasselback baked apples!

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Hasselback Baked Apples with Walnuts and Honey {GF, DF}

6 ingredient hasselback baked apples make for a simple yet delicious dessert. Gluten Free and Dairy Free. Ready in 30 minutes. |avocadopesto.com

5 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 6 green apples, halved and cored
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons Nektar Granulated Honey
  • 1/4 cup gluten free oats
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil (not melted)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Make thin slices in the apple halves, being careful not to slice all the way down.
  3. In a food processor pulse together walnuts, honey, oats and cinnamon, until broken up into smaller pieces but not completely smooth. Transfer to a bowl.
  4. Combine walnut oat mixture with coconut oil. Mixing until incorporated.
  5. In a baking dish, place apples, cut side down and stuff walnut oat mixture in between the slices and top the apples and surrounding ares with the crumb mixture.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until apples are soft and crumb mixture has browned.
  7. Serve as is or with coconut whipped cream.
Recipe Type: Dessert
http://avocadopesto.com/2016/02/03/hasselback-baked-apples-with-walnuts-and-honey-gf-df/

*This post has been sponsored by Nektar but as always all opinions expressed here are my own 

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Comments

    • Vicky says

      Thanks! Yes I’m always trying to make sweet treats with minimal processed sugar so this definitely fits in that category!

  1. says

    Ok, seriously soooo cute! And a plus, I love baked apples so much.

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