Gluten-Free Stuffed Apple Bake For An Easy Dessert
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Apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, a crispy tart shell, and you have one of the most popular desserts in the world—apple pie! Paired with some vanilla ice cream, apple pie is one of the best desserts, ever. But the downside with a traditional apple pie is that it has gluten, thanks to the wheat flour-based pie shell. A bit of refined flour is also added to the apple pie mix to make it thick and saucy. Given that butter goes into the making of the shell, apple pie is also not a great option for people with lactose intolerance. An apple pie is also not the best dessert to indulge in if you are on a weight-loss diet.

So, if you wanted a taste of apple pie while on a gluten-free, lactose-free and weight loss diet, how would you do it? Easy! You can and should whip up this gluten-free Stuffed Apple Bake recipe!

I discovered this recipe while on a gluten-free weight-loss diet myself. The flavours are exactly those of an apple pie, but without the gluten, the lactose and the guilt. Isn’t that just what you want? Indulgent, healthy and absolutely lip-smacking, this recipe is a must-try, especially since it can be made in a large batch and stored in a refrigerator for two-three days. Here’s a little something extra. Since this recipe uses whole apples, it also converts easily into individual servings at your next party. The recipe does call for a good oven and an apple scooper.

Here’s the recipe for you to try out at your leisure.


6 large apples

1 ½ cup oats, toasted

5 almonds, coarsely chopped

5 cashews, coarsely chopped

5 walnuts, coarsely chopped

¼ cup dried cranberries, chopped

¼ cup dates, chopped

½ cup honey or maple syrup


1. Preheat an oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.

2. Place the oats, almonds, cashews, cranberries, dates and walnuts in a large bowl.

3. Add the honey gradually and mix everything together. The mix should be slightly sticky.

4. Now, wash and clean the apples, and scoop out their seedy centres. If you want to widen the hole, then take the apple flesh out, chop it and add it in the oats blend.

5. Fill each of the apples with the oats blend well beyond the brim. This should be easy given that the mix is sticky.

6. Place the stuffed apples on a lined tray, and place them in the oven for 30 minutes. Check the apples to see if they have turned soft but still hold their shape.

7. Take the apples out of the oven and let them cool down before serving them with a scoop of lactose-free ice cream.