It serves us well to think “outside the box” as this can lead to different perspectives, forced creativity, and can open doors that you never knew existed; I constantly do this when it comes to cooking. Now, what if I were to think “inside out”? Hmmm. Well, I did just that and it led me to create this week’s recipe! Introducing to you…Inside-Out Baked Apple “Pie”! This dessert is so incredibly delicious, so healthy, so simple, and so darn pretty to look at you will hesitate taking a bite (OK who am I kidding, you’ll devour it after just one taste!) The hot, tender apple surrounds a combination of cinnamon, egg whites, oats, and coconut flour to form a perfect center crust. This dish is worth sharing with your family and friends!
Keeping our bodies in shape is hard work… and, yes, it absolutely does mean making sacrifices when it comes to the foods that we choose to eat! However, the key is to still enjoy the foods that you love by simply recreating them into a healthy version. That’s what I’m here for! I’ll take the guesswork away from you and bring you new recipes each and every week! It’s all about being creative with good-for-you foods! As my trademark proclaims, I will always do my best to deliver to you: 100% Taste, 0% Guilt! It’s all here for you and ready to go. Each Alli’s Slim Pickins recipe provides detailed ingredients, nutritional information, and step-by-step instructions on how to prepare each mouth-watering meal! Come on, let’s make it happen…
INSIDE-OUT BAKED APPLE “PIE”
2 large Rome apples, washed (or your favorite baking apple)
1/4 cup oats
2TB coconut flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 packets Stevia
1/8 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tsp. coconut oil
How to Prepare
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Boil a pot of water (to be used later to fill the bottom of the baking dish).
3. Remove apple cores, leaving 1/2 inch of flesh around all sides, including the bottom of the apples. (If you don’t have an apple corer, use a knife to cut out stem and then the core and then use a spoon to dig out the seeds.)
4. In a small bowl, combine oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, Stevia and salt. Mix well. Add egg whites and vanilla to the mixture and stir well. Set aside.
5. Place apples upright in a baking pan.
6. Evenly scoop half of the filling mixture into each of the apples. Top each with 1 tsp. of coconut oil.
7. Add boiling water to the baking pan until there is approximately 1/4 inch of water in the pan.
8. Bake for 40 minutes, or until tender and golden brown. Remove from the oven and let sit approximately 10 minutes before serving. Enjoy!
Per apple (makes 2): 235 calories, 10 grams protein, 36 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams fat
Editor’s Note: If you have any specific requests or would like to share your feedback on the above recipe, please e-mail Allison Frahn at AliFrahn@yahoo.com.