Baked Apples with Quinoa

Baked apples are something I haven’t had for a very long time.  Of course sultanas are out, so what do I stuff them with?  Rather than try and come up with a fruit alternative I decide to try something with a different texture – crunchy and sweet.  Quinoa puffs, cashews and a sweet mixture of golden syrup, brown sugar and vanilla – delicious!.  And so easy.


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Baked Apple with Quinoa

Serves 6
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 35 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Allergy / Intolerance Amines, Artificial Addititives, Artificial Colours, Glutamates, Preservatives, Salicylates
Suitable for Dairy / Lactose Free, Gluten Free, RPAH Elimination Diet - Moderate Chemical, Salicylate Challenge
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly, Serve Hot
Baked apples without sultanas, filled with delicious crunchy quinoa puffs.


  • 6 Large Red or Golden Delicous apples
  • 1/3 cup quinoa puffs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons raw cashews (finely chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons golden syrup


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
Peel and core the apples and place them upright in a ceramic baking dish.
Making Baked Apples with Quinoa
In a small bowl combine the quinoa puffs, vanilla, sugar, cashews and golden syrup.
Making Baked Apples with Quinoa
Spoon the quinoa mixture into the centre of each apple. Sprinkle any left overs over and around the apples.
Making Baked Apples with Quinoa
Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for a further 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the apples, until the apples are tender.
Baked Apples with Quinoa
Serve warm with vanilla custard or ice cream.
Baked Apples with Quinoa


Moderate Salicylates, Low Glutamates, Low Amines


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