Juicy Baked stuffed Apples

March 16, 2017 • Desserts • Views: 368

 

This is such a simple & healthy dessert to make. It is packed full of anti-oxidants, fibre & vitamin C.

 Ingredients

  • 6 cooking apples
  • 1 cup of sultanas
  • 2 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp of maple syrup
  • A handful of cloves

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to180 degrees
  2. Wah & dry the apples & core each one using a knife or corer
  3. Mix sultanas, coconut sugar, cinnamon, & maple syrup in a bowl until combines.
  4. Using your fingers push the sultana mixture into each apple.
  5. Stud a few cloves into each apple skin.
  6. Cook for approximately 45 minutes to one hour depending on the size of your apples.
  7. Before serving remove cloves & serve with coconut yogurt or coconut ice-cream.

Benefits

A baked apple is one of the easiest, healthiest desserts to make.

They are packed full of vitamin C are high in fibre. They also contain pectin which is a nutrient that helps prevent cholesterol from building up in the blood vessels.

Apples polyphenols can help support the balancing of blood sugar levels.

Sultanas are a rich source of energy, vitamins & minerals especially vitamin C.

They contain a phytochemical compound resveratrol, which is an anti-oxidant, that has anti-inflammatory properties. Studies suggest it has anti-cancer, blood cholesterol lowering activities.

Coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index than regular table sugar. It contains a fibre called inulin & it benefits from the many nutrients found in the coconut palm.

Cinnamon helps balance blood sugar levels & it contains manganese, calcium, iron, & vitamin k. Research suggests cinnamon has a positive effect on immunity & digestion. Stronger doses of cinnamon can be beneficial for improving heart disease risk & reducing the risk of diabetes, cancer & neuro-degenerative diseases.

Cloves are noted for their antioxidant, antiseptic & anti-inflammatory qualities. They also have warming & soothing qualities. Cloves are also carminative & have anti-flatulent properties. They offer a delicious warming flavour to this recipe & work extremely well with apples.

I have chosen to use coconut yogurt or coconut ice-cream with this recipe because they are non-diary & compliment the apples & sultanas deliciousely.

 

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