Campfire Baked Apples

Today is the first day of September that means its back to school next week and sadly it also means the end of summer. This weekend marks the last unofficial weekend of summer for most of us – Labour Day weekend.  Traditionally, many of us go camping to enjoy the last few days before the business of back to school and back to work.  Campfires are always the center of evening and night time gatherings.  It’s not always easy to find healthy campfire treats, marshmallows, smores and wieners are what we tend to enjoy.  Think outside the box this holiday weekend and try something more nutritious on your campfire.  This campfire baked apple recipe is perfect for a warm treat over the fire, or even a satisfying dessert.  The whole family will enjoy making them and eating them!

Ingredients: 

  • Medium- large sized apples (per person)
  • 2 Tbsp of dried fruit per apple
  • Optional ingredients (chopped nuts, spices – cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, mixed spice, vanilla)
  • Cinnamon
  • Blueberries (Fresh or Thawed)
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Maple Syrup (or honey for a healthier choice)
  • Greek vanilla yogurt

Directions:

Core the apples and fill them with the dried fruit.  Add your additional ingredients (ie. cinnamon and chopped nuts). Wrap them in at least 2 layers of foil. Cook apples on the fire for 15-25mins. Once done, place apples in bowls, add butter to them while they are still hot, then finish with berries, a dollop of greek yogurt, a drizzle of maple syrup (or honey) and a sprinkling of cinnamon (or whatever else you like). Enjoy!

campfire baked apples

Recipe adapted from: http://www.bitsquareblog.com/2014/02/simple-bbqcampfire-baked-apples.html

Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador

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