Healthy Apple Oats

Healthy Apple Oats

I am a dessertasarus! This is someone that loves and mows down any dessert within eyeshot. As such, I go on the front foot and try to prepare healthy desserts before I am tempted by the sugar-filled ones.

This one here is an example - Healthy Apple Oats. 

There is ZERO added sugar in this recipe so all that you are getting is that from the apples. The flavour comes when the apples stew and are combined with two of my favourite spices and a splash of vanilla extract. 

When I enter the chill zone at night and sip on herbal tea, this is the perfect accompaniment. A dollop of low-fat yoghurt and your night ends on a very content note!

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Oh and the best part? This literally takes 3-4 minutes to make and another 15 in the oven. So if you do get that sweet craving, it will be ready to eat within 20 minutes.

Ingredients:

You don't need to measure out the ingredients. Just rough amounts are fine...

  • 1-2 green apples, depending on how big your pan is and how many people you're pleasing; 
  • Lemon juice; 
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg, a good solid shake; 
  • 1.5 cup of rolled oats; 
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil; 
  • Vanilla extract, a good splash.

"HOW TO":

  1. Preheat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius. 

  2. Chop you apples into slices and fill them to 2/3 way up the pan; You can add in some raisins if you wish;

  3. Sprinkle in a good squirt of lemon juice to add some flavour and liquid to help the stewing technique.

  4. Shake in as much cinnamon and nutmeg as you like and mix it round. 

  5. Put your oats into a bowl and add the vanilla extract and coconut oil. You want the oats to be coated but using the least amount of oil as possible to minimise the calories. 

  6. Spread the oats right across the top of the apples and pop into the oven. 

And there you have it! It couldn't get simpler, right? Remove when the oats have browned and serve with a dollop of low-fat yoghurt.