These baked apples are a favorite in my house. My older son is always asking me to make them. The best part is how versatile they are. They can be a great dessert, a snack, they can be packed into a lunchbox or even eaten for breakfast. The best part is that they are so good for you that you can eat them all of the time and not have to feel guilty.
Cashew Cream recipe
- apples - 4 medium (honey crisp is my favorite)
- oats - 1 cup gluten-free
- maple syrup - 1 tablespoon
- water - 2 tablespoons
- raisins - 1/8 cup
- cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
- nutmeg - 1/2 teaspoon
- lemon - squeeze of whole
Lemon contains Vitamins C and B as well as phosphorous proteins which help to strengthen the immune system, and enable the body to fight disease. The acidity in lemon juice helps to purify and cleanse the colon, while the acid helps to break up any food, toxins or nutrients hanging out in your digestive system. Lemons stimulate the release of enzymes and help convert toxins into a water-soluble form that can be easily excreted from the body.
- ginger - 1/2 teaspoon- fresh grated or ground
Ginger is very high in antioxidants. This spicy root helps with digestion and stimulates the absorption and assimilation of essential nutrients to the body. Ginger also has a relaxing and cleansing effect on the body which helps to purge toxins.
- himalaya salt - 1 pinch
- cashew cream - 4 tablespoons
- raw honey - drizzle
Preheat oven to 375
Wash and core apples
In a bowl combine all ingredients except the cashew cream and the honey.
Stuff the apples with the mixture
Pour @1/2 cup of water into the bottom of the baking dish and add the apples.
Cover with tin foil
Bake for @20 minutes or until the apples are soft
Put oven onto Hi Broil, remove tinfoil and broil the apples for @ 3 minutes or until the oats look brown and toasted.
Take the apple out and place in individual bowls.
Drizzle each one with a little bit of the liquid from the bottom of the pan.
Drizzle each one with one tablespoon of cashew cream.
For an added bit of decadence, drizzle with a little bit of raw honey.