Vegan Pumpkin Quinoa Stuffed Apples

I love fall.  It’s the time of year when some of the best fruits and vegetables are available.  I read this recipe from Undressed Skeleton and decided to give it a whirl.

Ingredients

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  • 2 apples (I used Granny Smith ones)
  • ½ vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup pumpkin puree
  • ¼ cup walnuts
  • ½ cup quinoa (cooked)
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Agave necter
  • Olive oil
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Sugar/Cinnamon sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350

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Core the apples.  This was the tough part for me as I don’t have a corer.  I used a paring knife and a spoon to get the core out

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Place the apples on a pan (I used a small loaf pan)  Place cinnamon sticks in the center and drizzle the apples with olive oil and agave nectar.Scatter some walnuts on the pan.  They will toast as the apples bake.  Place the pan in the oven and bake for 26 minutes

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Prepare the quinoa as instructed on the box.  Once cooked, stir in pumpkin puree, vanilla extract, a few dashes of cinnamon, a bit of agave nectar, and sugar or cinnamon sugar to taste.
Once the apples are done baking, place them on a separate plate and mix the walnuts around on the pan.  Place the pan back in the oven for 5 minutes

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Fill the apples with the quinoa.  Remove the walnuts from the oven and top the apples with them.  Sprinkle agave nectar and cinnamon/cinnamon sugar on top.

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Enjoy!

They tasted great and they made the house smell like fall.  Again, credit goes to Undressed Skeleton for this great, fairly quick recipe.

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