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

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


Trupti said...

This is SO perfect for me....I love oats and apples together...and with the ginger and walnuts, I bet it`s delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

cheers, trupti
the spice who loved me

Kevin said...

Those baked apples look good!

Happy new year!