Goooood evening everyone, and Happy Sunday! It was a cold, but extremely sunny outside today, although I think it is (unfortunately) the calm before the storm. From the weather forecast, tomorrow is supposed to be filled with a messy mix of snow, sleet, and rain. Faaaantastic. (note:: sarcasm)
Being it a Sunday morning and all, I had a little extra time on my hands this morning to make breakfast, so instead of one of my bowls of oats, I decided to try something different… Baked Spice Apples!
I began by preheating the oven to 400 degrees and spraying a baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. I then sliced a Granny Smith apple (although your favorite type would be perfect too!) in half and removed the stem. Using a knife, I carefully cut out a circle in the middle of each half, filled it with raisins, and generously sprinkled the halves with pumpkin pie spice (a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and allspice).
The apple was placed in the oven and baked for 22-25 minutes, and the house began to smell like apple pie!
When the apple halves were done (you should be able to easily poke them with a fork), I removed them from oven, garnished them with some raw walnuts, and dug in!
The Baked Spiced Apple was AMAZING! The tender apple, the chewy raisins, and the crunchy walnuts were such a comforting, warm, balanced breakfast. As I sipped on my vanilla cinnamon tea I couldn’t help but think how a scoop of coconut milk ice cream would transform this into quite the dessert!
Question of the Day: What is a breakfast you make on the weekends that you normally don’t have during the week?
Quote of the Day: “The only difference between a good day and a bad day is your attitude.” – Dennis S. Brown