Apples go hand in hand with healthful eating, so this recipe wins by combining good nutrition and deliciousness!
Research shows apples can help improve neurological health, prevent dementia, reduce your risk of stroke and diabetes, lower levels of bad cholesterol and help ward off breast cancer.
So, grab some apples and let’s get started!
5 medium apples, cored and sliced
½ cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ cup frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed
1 Tablespoon butter
1 cup quick-cooking oats
¼ cup light brown sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a 9x9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium-size bowl, combine the sliced apples, walnuts, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and apple juice concentrate. Mix until the spices cover the apples evenly. Pour apple mixture into the prepared baking dish.
In a small skillet, melt the butter on low heat. Stir in oats until evenly coated with butter. Remove skillet from the heat. Stir in brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle oat topping evenly over the apples in the baking dish.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender. Serve warm.
Serving size: 9
Total fat 6 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Sodium 18 mg
Carbohydrate 28 g
Fiber 4 g
Protein 3 g
Source: Create Your Plate Cookbook, available at the Karen Yontz Women’s Cardiac Awareness Center