Saturday, October 19, 2013

Baked Apples (Grain/Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Soy Free, Paleo)



Other than the obvious pumpkin everything, nothing says fall to me like apples. Amazingly enough I didn't have my first baked apple until about a year ago so was pretty excited to recreate one at home based on our own tastes and needs...

This is really a recipe you can play around with, and I made two variations- with and without the pecans or using slivered almonds instead of whole. One time I made it I created a lot of extra filling and saved it as well so that I would have have it prepared for the next time I wanted them. I've eaten these for breakfast or dessert- a fantastic, healthy treat for whenever!

Baked Apples
(paleo, grain free, gluten free, soy free, egg free, dairy free, refined sugar free, vegan) 

Coring Apples
There are a few techniques for coring apples. If you have a corer like this one or this one
you can do it pretty simply, but I ended up just using a knife and once I figured out a good technique wasn't a big deal. I inserted my knife and carved a circle in each apple, making sure not to go all the way through. Then, i re-inserted the knife at a diagonal around the circle to remove the core. I then used a spoon to finish removing the core.






 

Filling

1.5 cups of pistachios, almonds, and pecans (or your favorite nut/seed blend)
6 dates, chopped
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
1.5 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp coconut oil

Pulse all ingredients in a food processor until reaches your desired consistency. Sometimes I like it more chunky (like in the pictures), other times a finer sticky filling. Fill each apple with filling in a pyrex. If you like it a little sweeter, drizzle a little more maple over the tops.


Bake for 30 minutes at 375*F

Makes around 6 medium apples


 






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3 comments:

  1. mmm, can't wait to try this!

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  2. Those look yummy.
    The only thing I wish we could do when it comes to baked apples is to find a way that the skin doesn't do all the wrinkle, makes them look old. Still delicious, but just saying.

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  3. 3 Researches SHOW How Coconut Oil Kills Belly Fat.

    The meaning of this is that you actually get rid of fat by eating Coconut Fats (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from large medical journals are sure to turn the traditional nutrition world around!

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