Baked apples are popular as a healthy dessert option. By adding protein rich filling, such as low fat cottage cheese, they can be turned into a healthy breakfast.
They could be eaten warm or cold if saved for the next day in the fridge.
Ingredients For the apples 4 large apples
Juice from half lemon (optional)
200 g cottage cheese, low fat
50 g raisins
2 tablespoons raw honey
0.5 teaspoon cinnamon
0.5 cup hot water
For the decoration 2 tablespoons coconut oil
3 tablespoons cacao
25 g grated dark chocolate
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons goji berries
2 tablespoons coconut flakes
Heat oven to 190° C.
Wash apples and cut off the tops. Save the tops for later. Then, remove the cores and, using a spoon, make holes about 4 cm wide. Sprinkle apples with lemon juice, and place them in a square baking dish (25 cm).
In a medium bowl, combine cottage cheese, raisins, honey and cinnamon.
Fill apples with the filling and cover them with the saved tops. Carefully add hot water to the baking dish, before putting them into the oven.
Bake apples for about 35 minutes. Apples are ready when you can easily insert a toothpick into them. Let them cool down for 10-15 minutes, before decorating. To speed up the cooling process, take the tops off.
Melt the coconut oil in a small pot over a low heat. Add cacao to the oil. Mix the two ingredients well until smooth. Using a tablespoon, slowly pour over the baked apples. Sprinkle with pumpkin seeds, goji berries and grated chocolate. Cover the apples with their tops. Gently pour over additional amount of cacao and coconut oil mixture. Sprinkle the tops with the coconut flakes.