Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Baked Sweet Potato Topped with Caramelised Apples and Honey

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Picture it. It's Sunday evening. You've probably had a huge lunch, and you don't feel like eating something too big at the moment. If you had one, you'd just hack a slice off a big cake and settle down in front of the telly with that. But then cake isn't very healthy. 



Hmmm.... 




This. THIS is healthy. 




Caramelised apple slices, warm cinnamon, honey and the soft, sweet flesh of the sweet potato all combine here to give you THE TASTE OF AUTUMN.  I love it. And although the sweet potato takes about 40 minutes to cook, you'll only actually be required for 5 minutes of it. Brilliant, yes? 

Baked Sweet Potato Topped with Caramelised Apples and Honey
Serves 1. 

Ingredients
1 small-medium sized sweet potato
1 tsp coconut oil
1 eating apple, sliced but not peeled
a pinch of cinnamon
2 tsp honey

Method
Preheat your oven to gas mark 7/220ºC/425ºF and line a baking sheet with foil. 

Wash the sweet potato and pierce it all over with a sharp knife. 

Place on the tray and bake for 40 minutes. 

Check the sweet potato - it should be crisp-skinned but tender in the centre. Now, get on with the apple topping. Heat the coconut oil in a small frying pan and drop in the apple slices. Drizzle in 1 tsp of the honey and turn the heat up, stirring, so that the apple starts to turn golden. Add a dash of cinnamon as you go. Once the apple is soft and golden, remove from the heat. 

Cut the sweet potato and pile the apple slices up on top. Finish with a drizzle of honey if you like, and eat hot, preferably in a bowl, with a spoon. 

FODMAP note: I realise this recipe is a bit of a FODMAP nightmare, with almost all the ingredients potential triggers. However, you could use a small sweet potato and try it with pear slices instead and maple syrup, which all rate lower on the scale and are less likely to be triggers. 


Are you interested in paleo and AIP compliant curries, stir-fries, roasts, desserts and drinks? Check out my ebook SPICE, available to download in the Kindle store now, which contains over 90 recipes featuring herbs and spices on the autoimmune protocol. 

Also, don't miss the ebooks We Can All Scream for Ice Cream and AIP and Paleo Holiday Sweet Treats - full of AIP compliant dessert recipes.