Recovery Day – Baked Apple Dessert

When you’re on a diet or trying to adapt a more healthy lifestyle, giving up processed sugar in desserts is one of the hardest things — besides giving up coffee creamer. Ice cream, cake, brownies, and anything tasty is seemingly off limits.

However, when baked, natural sugars in fruits ooze out of their vessel and can overwhelm you with so much sweetness that you might even forget you’re on a diet.

Below, we have a Whole-30 approved dessert for you.

Whole30 Baked Apple Dessert | Yields 6

8 organic pink lady apples (or apples of your choice)
4 dates, pitted and diced 
1 Tbsp melted ghee
1/3 c water
2 Tbsp tapioca starch
2 tsp cinnamon
Zest and juice of one large orange
Pinch of salt

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and cut apples into slices
  2. Mix together all ingredients in a greased pan and place in oven once ready.
  3. After 15 minutes, cover with foil. Bake for 25-30 more minutes, or until apples are tender.
  4. Let cool for 5 minutes. Enjoy!

*inspired by goodforyouglutenfree.com

*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!

Recovery Day – Healthy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies

Soft, chewy oatmeal raisin cookies are a comfort food. Maybe they remind us of our youth; who knows. They’re filling, have a lot of fiber content, and when not made up of a ton of sugar, are a pretty decent dessert. 

However, not everyone is fond of raisins. People tend to pick them out or even turn down the whole cookie. With the raisins removed and some healthy alternatives swapped in, we have a summer-inspired cookie that everyone will enjoy: Coconut Oatmeal Cookies!

Healthy Coconut Oatmeal Cookies | Yields 30

1 c whole grain spelt flour
2.5 c quick cooking oats
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
3 Tbsp melted coconut oil, melted
3/4 c maple syrup
3 medium sized eggs
1/2 c unsweetened shredded coconut

DIRECTIONS: 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Then, combine spelt flour, oats, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt together. Set aside. 
  2. In a smaller bowl, combine vanilla, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and eggs. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture until well-mixed. Add in unsweetened shredded coconut. 
  3. Ball mixture into cookies and place on lined cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden. 
  4. Enjoy!

*inspired by savorynothings.com

*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!