Baked Apples with Jungle Oats Filling

25/04/2018


Ingredients

    4 Apples (pink crisps/gala) Filling: 2 cups Jungle (Large Tiger Oat Flakes or Cooking Oats) 1 teaspoon Baking powder 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1 1/2 teaspoon Ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon Ground nutmeg 1 large Eggs 1 cup Low fat milk 1/4 cup Canola oil 3 Tablespoon Maple syrup / Honey 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla extract Optional extras: 1/2 cup Chopped walnuts or nuts of your choice 1/2 cup Dried cranberries, raisins or chopped dried fruit

Method

1. Core each apple making a deep well for the filling. 2. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Grease a casserole dish that will fit the 4 apples. Place apples inside dish ready to be filled. 3. In a medium mixing bowl mix together oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. 4. In a separate large mixing bowl whisk together eggs until well blended. Mix in milk, oil, maple syrup/Honey and vanilla. 5. Add oat mixture to milk mixture and stir well. If using optional extras add this as well to the filling. 6. Pour mixture into prepared apples in baking dish. 7. Bake in preheated oven until set, about 45 minutes. Serve warm.

Notes

Tips and substitutions: Sugar and spice and all things nice: • Added sugar should be used sparingly. • This includes normal sugar (white or brown) Honey or Maple syrup. • Sugar intake should be limited to 6 -9 teaspoons of added sugar from all foods and drinks per day. Substitutions: • Low fat milk may be substituted for Non-sweeted Low fat Almond milk, Rice milk or Soya milk depending on your preference or diet choice. • Eggs may be substituted a mixture of ground up flaxseed/chia seeds and water 1 Egg = 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed or Chia seeds + 3 Tablespoons of water Mix together and let sit for a couple of minutes to make your “egg”. The seeds will become swollen and chewy after a couple of minutes. Proceed as directed further with recipe. • Substitute normal sugar if honey or maple sugar is not available. Fats and oils • Choose healthy fats found in sunflower, canola or olive oil, soft tub margarines, unsalted peanut butter, nuts and seeds, avocado and fish.