Confession — I have a sweet tooth. Now often I can combat it, but sometimes I just want to give over to temptation and eat a pan of brownies. That’s the problem — I would want to eat the whole pan! There’s nothing rewarding in that. So as I was getting a craving tonight, I took a glance over at that big bowl of apples sitting on my counter and decided to get creative. When you need a yummy dessert, these apples are pretty sinless. At just under 170 calories (depending on the apple), Eve won’t feel bad at all. Even Adam might take a bite. This recipe is for one, but they would be a great dessert to multiply for company or a healthy family dessert.
Sinless Chai Baked Apple
1/2 tsp sugar (or artificial sweetener)
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp walnuts, chopped
1 tbsp raisins or dried cranberries
2 tbsp Original Oregon Chai concentrate (or substitute with brewed chai + 1/2 tsp honey)
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Core the apple using an apple corer or paring knife leaving a 1″ hole. Place apple in a oven safe bowl. Mix together cinnamon, sugar, walnuts and raisins and stuff inside the apple.
Heat up chai until nearly boiling and pour into bowl around apple. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until apple is soft and caramelized.