Baked Apples With Vanilla Protein Ice Cream

These baked apples were actually a treat I made for Justin and myself last fall. Back when I was eating protein ice cream on the regular. I was inspired by fall-recipes all over pinterest so I thought a healthy version of baked apples and ice cream would be a nice evening treat that day. Plus whenever I buy apples in the fall from Aldi I get a large bag of them…so they’re pretty much always around waiting to be used.

Baked Apples with Protein Ice Cream

Looking back at old recipes definitely makes me want to try them again. I haven’t made these since, but they were SO good. They give you that warm-belly feeling that I love about certain fall or winter dishes. Just another reason to love this time of year.

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Baked Apples with Vanilla Protein Ice Cream

a warm bowl of apple-pie flavored goodness without all the guilt. Fill a baked apple with healthy protein-packed Ice Cream and enjoy a perfect fall dessert.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1

Ingredients

For the Baked Apples

  • 1 large apple
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp nutmeg

For the Ice Cream

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt** plain, nonfat
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

Toppings

  • 2 tbsp chopped pecans
  • additional sprinkle of cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

  2. Cut the top off the apple and cut out the core. Leave the bottom 1/2 inch in tact.

  3. Melt coconut oil and mix in the cinnamon and nutmeg. Spread over inside of the apples

  4. Bake for 30-45 minutes

For the Ice Cream

  1. While the apples bake, mix yogurt and protein powder together in a small bowl. Stick in the freezer until the apples are done, stirring around the 20 minute mark. Scoop it over the baked apples and top with pecans*

Recipe Notes

This recipe is for one serving, but you can easily multiply it for the number of apples you want to make. *The pecans on this would be really great toasted or sauteed in a little more coconut oil/cinnamon. But if time or dish-washing is a thing, plain ones are just fine! **For a dairy free version - try blending protein powder with a can of full fat coconut milk, divide into 4-5 containers and freeze using the same method as the Greek yogurt.

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