“Why are you posting a winter-warmer recipe in June?”, I hear you ask.
Because cinnamonny goodness is the bomb all year round, that’s why. Also because I live in England so it’s still pretty grizzly outside. If you’re actually in the UK today, you’ll realise what a gross understatement that is.
Anyway, I’m not sure this even counts as a recipe. More of a throw-together-whatever-you-have-in-the-cupboard jobbie.
Stir ‘n’ Stuff. That’s all there is to it, folks.
These’ll take you all of 5 minutes to assemble, then you can potter for half an hour whilst your house soaks up the most unbelievable cinnamon smell. Swoon.
Since this isn’t actually a recipe, you can get creative here.
Any dried fruit and nuts will work nicely, and you can use syrup, honey – anything sticky and sweet to bind everything together.
I love this date syrup – nab it if you see it on offer! Dates are so underrated. They’re like nature’s sweets, and work so dang well in baking.
I seldom indulge in my all-time-favourites since they’re pretty pricey for a stingy madam like myself, but if you’re ever looking to treat yo-self then you absolutely must try these.
I coated them in chocolate and topped them with flaked sea salt as a Birthday treat for my boyfriend a while back and holy cow. Holy COW.
Anyway. These here fancy apples are perfect for lazy weeknights, or for a low-maintenance pudding if you’re short on time. Throw a scoop of ice cream on the side, maybe top with a drizzle of your chosen sweet stuff and you’re away!
Sticky, sweet, moreish, and what do you know… good for you.
High in calories? Reasonably, yes. I’m a huge advocate of balance, which means including foods that you love in your diet. If those foods happen to be calorie-dense foods like dried fruit and nuts… so be it.
Maybe just don’t go …nuts… too frequently.
- Grab a fork
- Grab a good book / somebody lovely
- Snuggle up
Cinnamon and Raisin Stuffed Apples
- 1 large apple
- 1 Tbsp Sukrin Gold (sub. for granulated sweetener / light brown sugar / coconut sugar)
- 1 Tbsp ground almonds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp date syrup (sub. for honey / agave nectar)
- extra sugar and cinnamon, to dust
Pre-heat your hot box to 160C.
Half and core one apple (I like PInk Lady apples - you can pick these up super cheap from Iceland)
In a bowl, combine your dried fruit, nuts, Sukrin, ground almonds and cinnamon.
Add the date syrup bring it all together.
Stuff as much filling as you can manage into hollowed core of the apples, and transfer to a baking dish.
Dust with extra cinnamon and Sukrin before bunging them into the oven for 25 minutes or until soft and sticky.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories: 430 / Protein: 5g / Carbohydrate: 76g / Fat: 12g
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