Baked Apples with Spiced Sprouted Quinoa

Prep Time 40 min
Cook Time 45 Min
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy


  • 4 large baking apples
  • 1 cup cooked truRoots® Organic Sprouted Quinoa
  • 1/3 cup dried fruit, such as cranberries, blueberries, raisins and cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons brown cane sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Santa Cruz Organic® Pure Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/4 cups Santa Cruz Organic® Apple Juice divided
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons corn starch
  • Vanilla frozen yogurt


  • Step 1

    HEAT oven to 350°F. Hollow out apples to make thin shell, leaving bottom intact. Place apple shells in 8-inch baking pan. Chop 3/4 cup of remaining apple.

  • Step 2

    To Make Sprouted Quinoa: Follow package instructions using 2/3 cup water and 1/3 cup sprouted quinoa. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt, if desired.

  • Step 3

    COMBINE chopped apple, quinoa, dried fruit, pecans, sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and nutmeg in medium bowl. Divide quinoa mixture into apple shells. Pour 1 cup apple juice into baking dish. Cover tightly with foil. Bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake an additional 10 minutes or until fork tender.

  • Step 4

    WHISK corn starch and remaining 1/4 cup apple juice in small saucepan. Place baked apples in serving bowls. Pour pan juices into saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook 1 minute. Serve apples with frozen yogurt. Top with sauce.

Serving size

  • Calories 380
  • Calories from Fat70g
  • Total Fat 8g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat -1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 35mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 79g
  • Dietary Fiber 8g
  • Sugars 54g
  • Protein 4g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet