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One of My Favorite Healthy Holiday Desserts

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!!! 

Baked Apple

serves 1
(can easily be multiplied to make however many apples you want)

prep time: 15 mins
bake time: 60 mins 

ingredients
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

directions
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.

left: before cooking. right: after cooking.
left: before cooking.
right: after cooking.

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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. 

ENJOY!!!  

Let’s chat: have you tried honey crystals? what is your favorite healthy holiday dessert?

XOXO
Stay Sweet!!
Sarah

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.