The sight of baked apples on your breakfast table will light up your face and you will soon find yourself plunging your fork into them to treat your sweet tooth with their amazing flavours. Indeed, apples stuffed with oats, flax and chia seeds, nuts, almonds and raisins delight your taste buds with their amazing flavours.
The plump, juicy apples melt in your mouth and leave a trace of sweetness behind even after you are done with your breakfast. The wholesome filling boosts up the taste and turns these baked apples into a hearty meal which will keep you going for the day. The hint of spices adds intensity to this dish and adds to its charm.
If you are looking forward to making your baked apples even more appealing, throw in a handful of chocolate chips and enjoy the feel of the silky melting chocolate mellowing in your mouth. Baked apples are a healthy alternative to apple pie with similar taste yet lower calorific value.
‘’An apple a day keeps the doctor away’’ and when it comes in combination with a bunch of superfoods like oats, flax seeds, almonds, cinnamon and chocolate, it is a blessing for our well being. This baked apple is packed with fibres from the apples, proteins from the nuts and carbohydrates from the cereals. It’s also a great option for your breakfast if you are looking to lose weight (without the butter). So baked apples will take you through a nutritious, guilt-free ride and pleasure your palate at the same time.
- • 6 medium sized apples
- • 7 tablespoons butter
- • ½ cup oats
- • 1 teaspoon flax seeds
- • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- • ¼ cup almonds
- • ¼ cup raisins
- • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
- • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- • 1 teaspoon nutmeg powder
- • 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder
- • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips (optional)
- • Scoop out interiors of the apples and rub 1 tablespoon of butter inside each of the cored apples; arrange them in a baking dish.
- • Blend together the remaining ingredients into an even mixture and stuff the apples with the filling.
- • Pour water into the baking dish until it covers the bottom.
- • Bake the stuffed apples for half an hour at 350 degrees F or until they soften.
- • Serve the apples with a spoonful of whipped cream (optional).
Apples contain many antioxidants and are full of fiber, which helps to protect our cholesterol levels, helps with heart health and colon problems.