Hey ya’ll! Sorry I’ve been totally awol lately. I’ve been busy with graduate school and exploring the wonderful city that I live in. However I’ve still kept ya’ll in mind and have tons of restaurant reviews, adventures, and recipes to share with ya’ll. For today, I have a delicious healthy snack. Baked peaches. Pretty much it tastes like a donut, but instead of the millions of calories and tons of fat, you are getting nutrients while eating something sweet. So lets get cooking!
3-4 peaches, cut in half and seeds removed
4 tsp of butter/margarine
4-6 tsp of brown sugar
sprinkle of cinnamon
optional: ground almonds and dates
1. Preheat oven to 375. Split peaches in half, remove the seed, and place in a 9 by 13 or 8 by 8 pan depending on how many peaches you have.
2. Place a small amount of the butter or margarine in the middle of the peach, where the seed used to be.
3. Top each peach with a heaping of brown sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon. You can add as much as you would like. It depends on each individual’s taste preference.
4. An option topping is to grind almonds and dates in a food processor. This gives a streudal like topping, which you can place on top of the brown sugar.
5. Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Once they are done, let them cool down and enjoy!
The dish is best served warm. The sweetness that comes out from every bite is amazing. The butter is what makes it taste doughnut like as well as the brown sugar. The combination bakes into the skin and inside of the peach, making it soaked with sweet flavor. It is one amazing dish. Each entire peach (consuming both halves) is only around 95 calories, so compared to a doughnut, which can be around 300-400 calories plus tons of fat, it is a much better option. In my opinion it is very tasty too. The peach with the almonds and dates is also incredibly delicious. The almonds provide a nice crunch to the soft sweetness of the peach. It is a perfect dish to serve after a dinner or to have on a cold day.
I definitely recommend making this dish! Peaches are probably going to be very hard to come by pretty soon, so you better go make this dish immediately. Otherwise you will have to wait until the summer to have this delicious treat. Anyways I’m off to go do more graduate homework and study for my midterms! Wooot! Grad school life. I do have some other exciting news though. For one thing, it is my birthday tomorrow, so maybe I’ll do a fun post about myself because let’s face it, I think I’m pretty awesome! Other news is that next week I have a job interview for a really awesome opportunity being a nutrition educator for youth! I hope all goes well! Have an awesome Friday, I’ll be spending mine studying and finishing assignments. Nerd session!
What is your favorite fruit to bake with?
Would you rather have a peach or a doughnut? What is your favorite doughnut?