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Recipe of the Month - Stuffed Baked Apples with Walnuts & Dates

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 9 servings

by: Maria Meredith on www.FamilyFreshCooking.com


Ingredients:

9 Apples, cored
A little lemon juice
1 T. unrefined coconut oil
1/2 C. Almond Meal/Flour
1/4 C. chopped toasted Walnuts
4 Dried dates, pitted and chopped into small pieces
Pinch of: fine sea salt, ground cinnamon and ground ginger
1/4 C. unsweetened light coconut milk

Optional Toppings:
Coconut Milk
Heavy Cream
Dried Fruit
Maple Syrup or Honey Drizzle

Serve With:
Ice Cream
Frozen Yogurt
Greek Yogurt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F with the rack in the center. Core apples and squeeze a little lemon juice into each one. Melt coconut oil in a small pan. Stir in almond meal, walnuts, dates, salt, cinnamon, ginger, coconut milk. Heat for a few minutes over medium heat. Carefully stuff apples with the mixture. Place apples in muffin pans or on a bake safe dish. Cover loosely with foil. Bake for about 45 minutes or until apples have softened and split.



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