Easy Baked Apples with Cinnamon, Ginger Date Caramel, Toasted Pecans & Vanilla Ice Cream (Vegan)
Recipe Difficulty: Easy
I like mini cast iron pans for serving warm desserts.
Baked Apples with Cinnamon
This is a healthy (ish) apple dessert I made to enjoy over Thanksgiving. I used a combination of McIntosh and Granny Smith apples and baked them in the oven with cinnamon, coconut sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch. I kept my baked apples on the tart side, because that is how I like them. You could always add a bit more sugar if you prefer more sweetness. You can use them in a dessert like this, as a topping for oatmeal, or even on toast. Delicious.
I then made a "date ginger caramel", which is one of my favourite things. Simply dates soaked in water until softened, then blended with water or plant milk and fresh ginger. I use it with my spelt flour pancakes, stirred into oatmeal, or on peanut butter toast with fresh fruit.
I sprinkled toasted pecans over the warm date caramel & baked apples, then served it with a scoop of store bought cashew vanilla ice cream. It was a sweet treat that satisfied my craving for an apple inspired dessert but didn't make me feel shitty. (I love pies and tarts and crisps, but for me refined carbs and a ton of extra sugar and fat puts me on a fast track to feeling pretty terrible. So this was an easy dessert that lightened things up a bit!!)
Recipe: Baked Apples with Cinnamon
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