Wednesday, November 19, 2008
RECIPE ~ Baked Apples
Possibly the healthiest -- and easiest -- dessert treat ever!
Great for all doshas.
3 red apples
1/4 cup oats or flake cereal
1 Tbsp sugar (demerrera or raw cane sugar)
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350 F. Wash and core the apples (I used a vegetable peeler to cut and scoop out the core). Place a few pieces of walnuts at the bottom of each apple cavity. In a small bowl, combine all the remaining ingredients, then spoon into each apple cavity, and top with a few walnut pieces. Place in an oven-proof dish and bake 30 to 45 minutes (30 for firm but cooked apples, and up to 45 for soft, melt-in-your-mouth apples). Top with a drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of cardamom. Serves 3.
FAT-FREE or VEGAN: omit butter and replace with 3 Tbsp apple juice
EXTRA DECADENT: serve with vanilla frozen yogurt :-)
FOR INDIVIDUAL DOSHAS
PITTAS reduce ginger to half and replace walnuts with sunflower seeds; drizzle with maple syrup instead of honey
KAPHAS omit sugar and replace walnuts with pumpkin seeds