Paleo Nutella Cranberry Baked Apples

Celebrate Nutella Day by Making these Paleo Nutella Cranberry Baked Apples.

I love Nutella. I love baked Apples and I love fun celebration days.  February 5 is Nutella day and what a tasty day this is to celebrate. Whoopsie…I’m trying to follow a Paleo diet.  So what am I to do? Nutella has both dairy and sugar and both of these are not allowed on a Paleo diet.  These Paleo Nutella Cranberry Baked Apples are a tasty way to celebrate Nutella day guilt free.These Paleo Nutella cranberry baked apples are the perfect way to celebrate Nutella Day. My healthy substitutes ensure that the recipe is Paleo too. thegardeningcook.com

For those of you who do not know, a Paleo diet is based on the types of foods presumed to have been eaten by our early human ancestors.  It consists mainly of meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit, and excludes dairy or grain products and processed food as well as processed sugar.  It is similar but not exactly the same as a gluten free diet.

My friends at Steve’s Paleo often send me samples of their Paleo products to try out in my recipes and just in time for Nutella day on February 5, I got a box of goodies that included their Paleo NutButter in the Chocolate and Hazelnut variety.  Perfect for the occasion and I set about figuring out how to use it in a variety of recipes.  See that post here.

Fruit and nut butters go beautifully together, and chocolate goes with anything in my book. So it was a no brainer to come up with this recipe for baked apples…one of my favorite healthy dessert ideas.

The ingredients are a delightful mix of healthy items.  Dried cranberries, pure maple syrup, Nut Butter, and some diced almonds.Ingredients for my Paleo Nutella Cranberry Baked Apples

I started by coring the apples with a melon baller and sprinkling them with some fresh lemon juice to keep them from going brown. The nut butter, and the rest of the ingredients combing to make a decadent and delicious stuffing for the cavity that I just made. A sprinkling of more chopped almonds and they are ready to bake.preparing the Paleo Nutella Cranberry Baked Apples
Into a preheated 350º F oven for 30 minutes until the apples are tender but not too soft.  An extra drizzle of pure maple syrup gives an extra bit of sweetness to the Paleo Nutella Cranberry Baked Apples.

Warm Paleo Nutella Cranberry Baked Apples

Doesn’t that just make you want to dig right in?  Crunchy almonds, tangy diced cranberries and the delicious chocolate nut taste of the nut butter makes this a very special dessert that won’t break the calorie bank.

Paleo Nutella Cranberry Baked Apples

These Paleo Nutella Cranberry Baked Apples are easy enough for a week night, but pretty enough to serve at a dinner party. Why not have a one on Nutella day, February 5?

What is your favorite way to celebrate Nutella day?  Do you have a special recipe that would be perfect for this tasty and fun celebration?  Please share it in the comments below.  If you liked this recipe, see my Paleo “nutella” smoothie here.

Also sure to also check out these Paleo Recipes:

Paleo Nutella Cranberry Baked Apples
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples, cored
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp of diced dried cranberries
  • 2 tbsp of chopped almonds
  • 2 tbsp of Steve's Paleo Nut butter (chocolate hazelnut variety)
  • 2 tbsp of pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 º F. Core the apples and sprinkle with lemon juice to keep it from turning brown.
  2. Combine the nut butter with the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Spoon it evenly into the two apples.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes until the apples are just tender but not too soft.
  4. Drizzle with an extra bit of pure maple syrup and serve. Enjoy!
 

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