Who doesn’t love dessert?! The only downside to dessert is it’s usually full of addiciting sugar and unhealthy calories. Guess what, it doesn’t have to be! The dessert recipe I am sharing with you today is one of my favorite healthy holiday desserts. These baked apples not only taste like comfort food, but they also fills the house with a wonderful aroma.
A baked apple may sound basic, but let me tell you, it is far from that. It is super delicious, feels like a treat and is very easy to make! In the video below, I explain and demo how to make these baked apples. Below the video I have the recipe. Let’s get cooking!
p.s. I use honey crystals in this recipe, stay tuned for a chance to win a bottle of Nektar Naturals honey crystals later this week!!!
(can easily be multiplied to make however many apples you want)
prep time: 15 mins
bake time: 60 mins
1 apple, cored
1/2 T Nektar Naturals honey crystals
1/2 T cinnamon
1 T walnuts, chopped
1 T raisins
optional: 1 tsp ghee (clarified butter) – can sub grass-fed butter or coconut oil
1. preheat oven to 375F
2. core out center of apple. mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
3. spoon dry ingredients into the apple. optional: top with 1 tsp of ghee or coconut oil
4. place in baking dish with 1/4 cup of water in the bottom
5. bake for 1 hour
6. remove from oven and let it cool. serve warm.
While I like to eat this as a dessert, you could easily have it as a snack. You could also play around with the filling and substitute whatever you like. While I have not tried this, you could potentially make this recipe in a slow cooker on low for a few hours instead of in the oven.
Let’s chat: have you tried honey crystals? what is your favorite healthy holiday dessert?
I was given a bottle of honey crystals by Nektar Naturals thru Sweat Pink to sample & try. I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are my own.