Recipes for Recovery: Baked Apples
Baked apples are chock full of vitamins and nutrients – plus, they’re delicious!
Excellent source of vitamin E from walnuts. Walnuts are a rich source of monounsaturated fat, protein, fiber, calcium, phosphorous and vitamin E. Consuming walnuts increases satiety while also aiding in improved weight control. This is important for those trying to decrease cross addictions with sugar/fat/salty foods during the recovery process. An added plus for those in recovery is that walnuts are neuro-protective compounds which boost brain health, including vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats and other antioxidants.
- 1 tablespoon walnuts chopped
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
- 1 tablespoon oat bran
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 medium apples washed and cored
- ¼ cup water
- 1 teaspoon raw honey
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Combine the walnuts, raisins, cranberries, oat bran and cinnamon in a small bowl.
Place the apples in a small baking dish or loaf pan.
Fill the core of each apple with the fruit and nut mixture.
Pour the water in the dish and drizzle the honey over the apples.
Cover with foil (or use an oven-proof cover to the dish) and bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until apples are tender.