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Baked Apples

Makes 4 apples

These baked apples contain no added sugar or fat, yet are delicious and satisfying. Cook them the night before for a quick breakfast treat.

4 large tart apples
3 - 5 pitted dates, chopped
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Wash apples, then remove cores to within 1/4 inch of the bottoms. Combine dates and cinnamon, then distribute equally into the centers of the apples. Place in a baking dish filled with 1/4 inch of hot water and bake until apples are soft, 40 to 60 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

Per apple

  • Calories: 129
  • Fat: 0.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Calories from Fat: 2.8%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 0.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.4 g
  • Sugar: 26 g
  • Fiber: 5.9 g
  • Sodium: 2 mg
  • Calcium: 22 mg
  • Iron: 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C: 9.9 mg
  • Beta Carotene: 58 mcg
  • Vitamin E: 0.5 mg

Source: Eat Right, Live Longer by Neal D. Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond M.S., R.D.