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Almond Butter Baked Apple

Like most doctors, I am a big fan of eating apples. The old saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away is actually true. Apples are a potent source of flavonols, important for fighting free radicals and calming inflammation in the brain. Flavonols also keep the immune system strong so it can fight off cancer and infections. These baked apples are stuffed with nutrient-dense almond butter and dates, with a bit of ginger for a spicy kick. Make them ahead of time and warm them up for breakfast.

Serves 4

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Wash the apples and blot dry. Using a paring knife or apple corer, remove the core and stem end of the apple, making sure not to puncture all the way through the bottom of the apple. (If you do, just patch the hole with a piece of the apple core.)
  2. Stuff each apple with a spoonful of almond butter.
  3. Sprinkle the chopped dates and crystalized ginger over each apple.
  4. Once each apple is packed and a little overflowing, snuggle into a rimmed baking dish. Stir olive oil and maple syrup together in a small cup and pour over the apples.
  5. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the apples are tender and a pool of juices collects in the bottom of the baking dish.
  6. To serve, dollop each apple with a spoonful of Vanilla Bean Cashew Cream, if using. Sprinkle with cinnamon and top with cashews.

Brain Health Notes:

BHK Cooking School Notes:

Reposted from Annie Fenn, M.D. and the Brain Health Kitchen.

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