Sunday, June 16, 2013

Baked Apples (AIP)

Although it may not look like it on my blog, I've been extra good lately with sticking to a pretty strict eating plan where even my "splurges" have been pretty healthy or at least very close to the guidelines. So I'm posting a dessert! A very simple, very healthy, wonderfully delicious dessert. I mean it. This one you can definitely splurge with a lot less guilt, but a whole lot of taste!

Baked Apples
Apples, core removed except for about 1 inch at the bottom
1 tbsp coconut oil, per apple
Spices: Cinnamon, Cloves, Ginger (to taste)
1-2 tbsp coconut butter or coconut milk ice cream, per apple

Preheat oven to 375°F. Place your cored apples in a small casserole dish. Your apples should be mostly hollowed in the center but you want it to still remain intact at the bottom to collect all the juices and goodies. Place 1 tbsp coconut oil in the core of each apple. Dust apples with a mixture of your desired spices or use a simple apple pie spice mix; use a light dusting for a light flavor or heavy dusting for extra spicy apples. Place in the oven and cook 35-45 minutes or until apples are soft all the way through. Remove and transfer to serving dishes. Top with 1-2 tbsp coconut butter or coconut milk ice cream or whatever you have on hand.