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Here's an easy breezy sweetheart of a quick and easy recipe for baked apples. It's that time of year!!! The recipe can be found at THE DAILY HIIT (click HERE for link). It was posted originally by Cristina De Francesco.
I can only imagine how good they must smell when baking - like Thanksgiving and Christmas all rolled up into one! I can't wait to try them.
Nothing like a quick and easy little recipe to add to your mid-week meal! Enjoy!
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Before we get baking I wanted to list the top 5 Health Benefits for Apples:
- Apples aid in weightloss because they satisfy hunger thus maintaining your calorie intake low.
- Apples are an immune boosting fruit, packed with Vitamins + full of soluble fiber aiding to healthy body & gut.
- Apple eaters have a lower risk in death from both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease.
- Apples deliver an antioxidant called quercetin, which aids endurance when exercising by making oxygen more available to the lungs.
- Healthy Bones thanks to the flavanoid called phloridzin found only in apples, this protects post-menopausal women and increases bone density.
Here’s the Recipe:
Ingredients for 2 Apples:
2 medium Apples
1/2 cup rolled Oats
1/4 cup chopped Walnuts (or any nut you like)
1 tsp. Coconut Oil (optional)
1-2 tbsp. Honey (depending on your sweet tooth)
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Ginger (ground)
Preheat the oven @ 350°F.
Core your apples using a knife and then finishing off with a spoon, don’t go all the way to the bottom because needs to hold your oats.
Mix all the ingredients together and stuff your apples. In a baking dish add 1/4 cup water, place your apples inside and cover with glass lid and bake for 30 minutes. Remove lid and continue to bake for 10 minutes. Enjoy!