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Baked Apples with Spiced Sprouted Quinoa

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I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner!

Baked casseroles, pumpkins and squashes, hearty salads, and all kinds of potatoes: I am absolutely in love with Thanksgiving food 🙂

Last year I hosted Thanksgiving and made all kinds of healthy (but still ridiculously tasty) dishes for my family! But for dessert, we went with a store bought pumpkin pie from our favorite bakery as a special treat. This year, I was looking for an easy, decadent, but still good-for-you holiday dessert, and I came across this recipe that I absolutely had to try.

TruRoots is a company I love and work with often: they make USDA Organic, Non-GMO Project® Verified and gluten free grains, sprouted grains/legumes and seeds. And their most recent sprouted quinoa and ancient grain medley does not disappoint! A mix of sprouted white quinoa, millet, sprouted red quinoa and buckwheat provide a hearty dose of grains and can literally be incorporated in any dish: I’ve used it instead of oatmeal for breakfast, instead of rice at dinner, and in this recipe we’ve incorporated it into dessert!

I hope you love this dish as much as we did and that it brings joy to your holiday table!

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Baked Apples with Spiced Sprouted Quinoa

A mix of sprouted white quinoa, millet, sprouted red quinoa and buckwheat provide a hearty dose of grains and I've used it in this recipe for dessert!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 228kcal


  • 4 large apples
  • 1 cup cooked truRoots® Organic Sprouted Quinoa and Ancient Grain Medley about 1/3 cup dry
  • 1/8 cup dried fruit such as cranberries, blueberries, raisins or cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tablespoons brown cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup Apple Juice


  • Heat oven to 350°F. Hollow out apples to make a thin shell, leaving the bottom intact. Place apple shells in 8-inch baking pan. Chop remaining apple.
  • Combine chopped apple, quinoa medley, dried fruit, pecans, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium bowl.
  • Divide quinoa mixture into apple shells.
  • Pour apple juice into baking dish. Cover tightly with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 10 minutes or until fork tender.
  • Serve with vanilla frozen yogurt or eat on its own!


Serving: 1apple | Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3.3g | Fat: 6.5g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Sodium: 7.2mg | Fiber: 6.3g | Sugar: 27g

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Indulge your sweet tooth with some of my lightened-up treats. From gluten-free brownies to fruity crumbles, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to check out holiday favorites like my healthy pumpkin pie!

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