Thieves Baked Apples
One of the greatest things about New York has nothing to do with Manhattan.
It’s the apples.
Even after 26 years of living in upstate NY, I am still finding new ways to cook and eat apples. The best ones come from my neighbor’s tree, and he is sweet to leave bags of them on my back porch every autumn. His organic, spotty, bruised, pesticide-free apples are tangy and sweet with a firm, crunchy flesh. They aren’t shiny or flawless. Actually, I have to cut away parts with bugs and dents, but their insides are so delicious.
When I was introduced to Thieves oil last year, I just knew there would be dozens of new Thieves-inclusive apple recipes coming out of our kitchen. With its toasty, cinnamon and clove flavor, and ability to support a healthy immune system (naturally), its like nature’s kick-butt apple pie spice.
These baked apples make an excellent breakfast or after-school snack for the kiddos, while supporting their bodies’ immunity.
1 firm, medium-sized apple
1/4 cup old fashioned oats
2 tbs. coconut sugar or any kind of raw, granular sugar
1 tbs. coconut oil, or vegan margarine
2 drops of Young Living Thieves Vitality Essential Oil
2 tbs. orange juice (can be fresh squeezed)
Preheat oven to 375F, and set aside an oven-safe crock or dish.Wash and core your apple, leaving the skin on and place in the dish.
In a small bowl, combine the oats, sugar, coconut oil, and Thieves oil. I aim for one drop of Thieves in the mix and always get two. You do not want more than two – something about warming up the oil in the oven makes it taste STRONG.
Stuff your apple with the oat mix. Pour the orange juice over the top. Bake for 40 minutes or until the apple is tender.