Simple Baked Apple: a Recipe by quornflour

Yesterday, at work we were talking about apple strudel, which then lead to a conversation about how easy it is to make. There are a number of ways to make them; one of my favorite ways is super simple and simply delicious. It is also a great recipe because you can easily make it for one person and for many.

Listed below is for one large apple but can easily also be used for two small apples.

You will need:

  • 1 large apple
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of butter
  • 1/8th teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ¼ cup of “old fashioned” oats

If you are making this for just one or two people you can bake them in an oven safe mug, ramekin or other small oven safe dish. Here I used a small glass oven safe Pyrex dish. If you are making this for a larger number of people you can also put them together in a baking pan.

  1. Heat your oven to 400°
  2. In a bowl combine butter, sugar and cinnamon until completely mixed

  1. Add oats

  1. Core your apple, if you do not have an apple corer you can use a basic peeler if it does not have a guard on it
  2. Place your apple in the baking dish

  1. Pack the sugar, butter, oat mix into the hole, any remainder can go around it

  1. Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour (it will depend on the size of the apple) – basically you want to bake it until the apple is soft enough to poke with a bamboo skewer without much force

Enjoy warm. You can also top with ice cream or brie cheese.


Trail Blazers by quornflour

I like cookies. When I make cookies, I like to put part of the batch aside in the freezer or the fridge for later. This way, when I want a cookie, I can just make one. It also keeps me from the whole batch. Sometimes I make a few and give a plate to my neighbor; sometimes I make the whole batch and bring them to work.

Today I decided I wanted a cookie, but I did not have any dough sitting in the fridge, so I decided to make some Trail Blazers.

I took a recipe I had used before and made a few tweaks, then a few more. Here is what you do:

Preheat your oven to 350⁰

In a bowl cream together:

  • 1 C Honey
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 C packed Brown Sugar
  • ¾ C Coconut Oil (alternately use: Bacon Butter, Butter or Shortening)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

In another bowl sift together:

  • 1 ½ C flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoon Ginger Powder

Add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix them together, then add some trail mix:

  • ½ C Shaved Coconut
  • ½ C Dried Apricots cut into 6 – 8 pieces each
  • ½ C Chopped Pecans
  • ½ C Sunflower Seeds
  • ½ C Chocolate Chips
  • ½ C Craisins

Once you get all of that mixed together add 3 – 4 Cups of Whole Oats

When you have all of this mixed together, put globs about 2 Tablespoon sized well-spaced on a greased cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden brown on the top. If you like a more not quite burned sugar flavor bake a little longer.

Cool on a rack and enjoy!

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