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Baked Apples stuffed with Cinnamon Oatmeal Perfect Portions+Yogurt+Honey

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Let’s talk breakfast! Something fast, something nutritious and something fun that the kids will WANT to eat- as in something that won’t end in an all out war between mom and kids. Not that I have ever had a “war” with my picky 4 yr old. It’s not like he has ever thrown his food on the ground and demanded for candy instead of muffins or my 1 yr old deciding mid-chew that he doesn’t want a pancake in his mouth so he “must” spit it out! It’s not like anything such as that has ever happened to this “rock star” mom! Only every day of my life- NEVER! Never!

In my opinion the best texture and flavor combination is crispy and soft with a hint of salty sweetness. This “ultimate combination” is exactly what my newest breakfast concoction is all about. Most moms agree- you have kids who like oatmeal and you have those who hate it. I have one son who does and one who doesn’t and to accommodate both of their “likes and dislikes”  I decided to liven things up with our favorite oatmeal and try a new method to get my oldest son to eat his. Since he LOVES his granola bars (because the oatmeal is rather chewy and crisp) I thought a big helping of our favorite Perfect Portions Cinnamon Oatmeal by Quaker baked crisp on top of a roasted apple filled with cinnamon sugar butter and topped with vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of honey would be the perfect beginning to a perfect day! This breakfast YUMMY! It is healthy and yet delicious and you can even take this beyond the breakfast table and serve it for guests at your next dinner party. Dress it up with a homemade bourbon or caramel sauce and your guests will be raving. With the perfect portions you can easily control how much oatmeal you want to make with is great considering most other oatmeal brands either present you with a large tub of plain oatmeal or individual flavored pouches. With the perfect portions you get flavored oatmeal but in a resealable bag.

If you don’t believe me just try it for yourself! You will fall in love with this fun and easy way to incorporate both fruit, yogurt and oatmeal into your families day! You can find a list of products and where to purchase them by clicking here!

Instructions:

Slice an apple down the center vertically. Place a small dab of butter in the middle and put each apple half on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast in the oven at 400 for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, follow the directions on the Cinnamon Perfect Portions Oatmeal package. Place the cooked oatmeal on top of the apple half and place the apple bake in the oven for another 10 minutes or until the oatmeal on top is nice and golden brown.

Once the apple and oatmeal are done, remove from oven and allow to cool. Top with a spoonful of your favorite yogurt and a drizzle of honey! Watch for the smiles to appear:))

kbelleicious

37 Comments

  1. lindsay

    this looks amazing lady! i have missed you! sorry i am slacking in the blogging department. hope you are doing well lady!

    xoxo

    15 . May . 2013
    • Jessica

      Hey No worries Lindsay! I just hope you are having fun and doing well. I know your excited about summer!

      26 . May . 2013
  2. Charles

    Absolutely adore baked apples! My wife makes them in the slow-cooker and they’re wonderful like that too!

    15 . May . 2013
    • Jessica

      Oh a slow cooker method~ That sounds fabulous

      26 . May . 2013
  3. Wizzy

    I know you said breakfast but they are so pretty, I am thinking they would make the perfect mid morning snack too.

    15 . May . 2013
  4. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen

    What a fun idea, pretty and portable!

    15 . May . 2013
  5. Lail | With A Spin

    A perfect and healthy breakfast. First time on this site and glad to have found it.

    16 . May . 2013
    • Jessica

      Well Welcome Lail! So glad you stopped by! I hope you find great recipes and amazing inspiration!

      26 . May . 2013
  6. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    You have just reminded me I haven’t baked apples for the longest while – feel a few coming up this winter.
    🙂 Mandy xo

    16 . May . 2013
  7. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen

    What a fabulous combination of flavors and so pretty too.
    Sam

    16 . May . 2013
  8. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    I’ll have to look for Perfect Portions. I like that you add your own sweetener. An apple a day right 🙂

    16 . May . 2013
  9. Jed Gray (sportsglutton)

    The presentation is fantastic Jessica. Yum!

    16 . May . 2013
  10. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    It’s late but I could eat this right now 🙂 Looks terrific.

    16 . May . 2013
  11. Eva Taylor

    What a great idea Jessica, I love the combo of apple and cinnamon!

    16 . May . 2013
  12. Caroline

    OMG yum!! So creative, and sounds beyond delicious!

    16 . May . 2013
  13. Amy Tong

    This is such a perfect and healthy treat. 🙂 I love apple and cinnamon together

    16 . May . 2013
  14. Pure Complex

    Why couldn’t I have had this for breakfast. This is exactly what I wanted, something delicious and decadent. Love this. Gotta try this out

    17 . May . 2013
  15. Mary

    Baked apples are wonderful but I’ve rarely seen any as pretty as this!
    Mary x

    17 . May . 2013
  16. Anna and Liz Recipes

    Looks delicious ! I am forwarding your blog to my daughter who could use your wonderful recipes for her 2 year old picky eater !! ( my grandson Erik)…. Have a wonderful weekend!

    17 . May . 2013
  17. Joanne

    You stuffed these apples with some serious oat deliciousness! Love em!

    18 . May . 2013
  18. Erica

    I’m SO making these for the husband and babe! What a great idea! Such a creative mama

    18 . May . 2013
  19. Velva

    I really enjoy oatmeal. I can eat it almost any time of day. Stuffing it in an apple is a really nice way of getting your fruit too. Love it!

    Velva

    18 . May . 2013
  20. Ruth

    These sound amazing. And so easy to do for a single gal

    18 . May . 2013
  21. jackie @ marin mama cooks

    You’re just too cute making these adorable apple and oatmeal treats for your boys. Breakfast is the hardest meal of the day for me as well. I mean it’s easy for me because I either have my cold cereal combinations, quinoa flakes or quinoa and oatmeal combo, and of course coffee and all of those take 5 minutes to throw together. My kids on the other hand are in a rut. They both just like to have their 2 fried egg whites every day and then a bowl of cereal. They of course love pancakes, waffles, bacon and all that good stuff, but who has time to make that during the school year? Our weekends are jammed packed and forget it during the week. I can’t wait for summer so I can have those lazy morning where I can get up and eat before the kids and then have the energy to make them a nice decedent breakfast. I want to get them away from cereal for a few months and try some whole grain muffins to go with their eggs or egg and english muffin sandwiches etc. Only 2 more weeks of school for us! Yippee! xoxo, Jackie

    19 . May . 2013
  22. lena

    that’s a delightful kind of breakfast i would say and your idea of caramel over baked apples for dinner is great too!

    19 . May . 2013
  23. Kristy

    I love that you put the oatmeal in a baked apple. That is downright genius! Miss A in particular would LOVE this (as would I). Heck, it might even get Mr. N back into apples. 🙂 And I’m with you, never has one of my children thrown food on the floor, or hid it under their chair, or spit it out in the bathroom sink thinking I wouldn’t know. 😉

    19 . May . 2013
  24. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Love the taste of baked apples! These apples stuffed with goodies are great idea and perfect dessert after dinner.

    20 . May . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Hey Naomi! Always love hearing from you. Yes they are perfect as a dessert especially in the summer time- it would be fun to eat them outside.

      26 . May . 2013
  25. nancy at good food matters

    looks both eye-appealing and delicious. I was once a picky eater kid, so I understand the challenges!
    good luck, too, with selling your house—and your new endeavors. best, Nancy

    21 . May . 2013
    • kbelleicious

      Thanks Nancy! Your so sweet and I was never a picky eater but my husband was so I guess they take after him. You would think with a mom who loves to cook they would love to eat! LOL! Not the case!

      26 . May . 2013
  26. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Oh I want to make some of these tonight!!

    21 . May . 2013
  27. Helene

    This is the perfect dessert for me. Looks delicious.

    23 . May . 2013
  28. Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    Oh my yum! That’s the ultimate comforting dessert!!

    23 . May . 2013
  29. Asmita

    Just beautiful!

    26 . May . 2013
  30. Rachel

    Looks utterly delish! Thanks for sharing the recipe (and drooly photos!) 🙂

    27 . May . 2013
  31. Roz

    You have created an absolutely simple and yet utterly delicious apple treat! My husband saw the photos and just said “WHAT’S THAT????!!!!” I can see this prepared in the very near future! Great shutter shots too!!!!

    31 . May . 2013
  32. Geni

    This would make a delicious dessert or breakfast. Love the presentation Jessica!

    04 . Jun . 2013

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