Made this tonight to see if it is good enough to serve on Christmas. It definitely is! Didn’t even have time to take a picture, we ate it so fast! Maybe next time. Laura
This version is every bit as good as mom’s. Whole-grain flour adds even more fiber.
Makes 2 servings
4 large medjool dates, pitted and chopped
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup all-purpose whole wheat or rye flour
2 teaspoons raisins
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium apples
Combine the dates, oats, flour, raisins, and cinnamon in a small bowl. Remove the apple cores to within 1/4 inch of the bottom of each apple. Put about 1 inch of water into a medium saucepan and then put the apples in the saucepan. Stuff each apple with as much of the date mixture as possible, allowing each one to overflow. Cover and cook over medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes, or until tender. Serve hot, warm, or chilled.
Tip: Alternatively, the apples can be baked. Preheat the oven to 350 F, arrange the apples in an uncovered baking dish, and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until soft.
Per serving (1/2 recipe): calories: 223; fat: 1.3 g; saturated fat: 0.2 g; calories from fat: 4.8%; cholesterol: 0 mg; protein: 4.3 g; carbohydrates: 53.6 g; sugar: 27.5 g; fiber: 8.4 g; sodium: 3 mg; calcium: 40 mg; iron: 1.5 mg; vitamin C: 5 mg; beta-carotene: 35 mcg; vitamin E: 0.5 mg
Recipe by Ellen Jaffe Jones from Eat Vegan on $4 a Day