Nov 19, 2013
Baked Stuffed Apples
I decided I’m making these on Thanksgiving morning. What a great start to a day of HEALTHY eating. Yes, I am taking part in Dr. Fuhrman’s 2013 Holiday Health Fest. Sign up to become a member of his website for support, encouragement, forum participation, recipes and to be entered into the 2013 Health Fest contests. But you don’t even have to become a member to participate in the Health Fest sweepstakes… sign up here for a chance to win healthy prizes and cash!
I accepted Dr. Fuhrman’s healthy holiday eating challenge last year but strayed a wee bit at the dessert table. Now I have an armory of healthy nutritarian dessert recipes to help me out, including my popular Date-sweetened Pumpkin Pie… watch for more healthy holiday dessert recipes to come.
Back to these apples. Whoa. So much flavor, nutrition and satisfaction all in one bowl. They’re stuffed with nuts, seeds, dried fruits and hearty oats. Like I said, a good way to start off Thanksgiving Day since I will be super busy in the kitchen preparing a lot of nutrient-rich goodies. And this recipe is loaded with plant-strong protein and nutrients. Top these yummy apples with your favorite non-dairy milk or cream. I used some freshly-made hemp milk. Scrumptious!
- 6 medium-sized, organic sweet apples (I used Gala)
~ for the stuffing:
- 1 cup whole oats (not instant!)
- 1½ cups non-dairy, unsweetened milk of your choice
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup goji berries
- ½ cup chopped raw walnuts
- ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
- 1 TBS ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350° F.
- Lightly grease a baking dish that is deep enough and wide enough to accommodate your apples.
- Mix all the stuffing ingredients together.
- Core the apples and stuff them with the stuffing mixture.
- Place the apples into the baking dish and spoon the extra stuffing mixture around them.
- Cover lightly with foil.
- Bake for about one hour, until the apples are tender (check for doneness with a sharp knife inserted into one of the center apples).