I have a bag of granola which I tired of and has been sitting in my larder. When I came across this recipe in Anita Bean’s The Runner’s Cookbook, I just had to try it: after all, I love apples, cinnamon, and it was a chance to use up some of the granola!
Anita says this dessert is low in sugar and a good source of fibre, Vitamin C and quercetin (a plant compound with potent antioxidants which helps to reduce inflammation and promote muscle repair). If you have plenty of apples to use up, make a bigger batch – reheated leftovers taste wonderful, or just eat them cold!
- 2 large apples, halves & cored
- 4 tsp olive oil or butter
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 50g granola
- 50g chopped nuts
- Preheat oven to 190 degrees C
- Arrange the apple halves, cut-side up, in a baking dish.
- Dot them with olive olive or butter.
- Drizzle with maps syrup and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Spinkle granola & nuts over the apple halves.
- Pout about 50ml of water into the bottom of the dish, cover with foil and bake for about 30 minutes until apples are soft.
- Serve with Greek yogurt (I added a drizzle of raspberry sauce to mine)