I always feel like poached and baked fruit are semi-geriatric desserts…like jello. You eat it when you lose the love for creamy chocolate, sticky caramel, and tongue twisting sours. Who am I kidding, no one loses the love for those things! In reality, poached fruit and baked fruit are kinda like…detox desserts. They’re what you eat when you don’t want your palate to be coated in a thick layer of processed sugar. But, lemme tell ya, they are EQUALLY as delicious! This baked apple in particular is sooo good. Okay, imagine a freshly baked apple pie coming out of the oven. You can almost see the cinnamon-y, fruity vapors emanating for the crispy sugared golden-brown crust. You cut it open and the steam releases a waft of deliciousness through the nostrils. Then you pick at the apples. First, ou get the ooey, gooey, melty apples. However, as they burn your palate you move towards the apples in the center of the pie: the slightly crisp, but tart and soft fruit. Those apple pieces are what this baked apple is. It’s a soft, warm, apple, with a bit of a bite. More than that, it’s stuffed with creamy oatmeal and dates. Trust me, this is a dessert you are not going to want to miss out on. And come on! It’s SO easy!!
Recipe: (Makes one delicious serving)
1.5 tbsp rolled oats
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp agave
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 date, chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cut and core the apple in half vertically
In a small bowl, add oats, milk, agave, cinnamon, and the date pieces
Mix until it makes a pasty thing
Add paste into cored apple
Baked uncovered for 40 minutes or until golden brown
Sprinkle with cinnamon, honey, or agave and serve with some fat-free greek yogurt for complete deliciousness!