1 apple per person (or make that 1.5 to be safe :-)) I love organic Fuji apples, but pretty much any apple will do.
Finely chopped nuts: I love walnuts and macadamia for this, but whatever you have will work (to easily chop, whirl them in the blender for a sec)
About 1/4 tsp coconut oil per apple
Cinnamon, to taste (you’ll want more than you think)
Cloves (prefer whole, but if you only have ground, that will work too)
About 1/4 cup Coconut water or plain water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Using a small paring knife, cut out the top part of the core of the apple, basically in a funnel shape.
Sprinkle cinnamon into the funnel, then fill in with the finely chopped nuts. Drop the coconut oil on top.
Pour the coconut water into the base of the pan, put the cloves into the pan, then put the apple(s) on top of them.
Pop them in the oven, get back in bed under the warm covers for about 40 minutes.
They’re ready when they yield to a quick squeeze or can be pierced with a fork. I like them a little less done, so the apple keeps the bite – up to you. There will be a delicious liquid in the bottom of the pan – you may want to pour it over each baked apple just before serving!
Note: You can even use nut butters, like almond butter, for this one, if you don’t have nuts on hand!!