Baked apples with ricotta

I'm pleased to inform you that I'm getting really good at using diet and exercise to keep my gestational diabetes in check. It's pretty simple, really; avoid simple sugars and carbs. And if I eat more, I simply go for a longer walk or vacuum the house (my house is looking pretty clean these days). I'm also better at recognizing foods that are diabetic-friendly - apples are good, mangos, not so.

With these principles in mind, I'm actually able to think up recipes that work for me. These baked apples with ricotta are one such example. They're a simple and delicious sweet treat that don't impact on my blood sugar levels too much. Who says I have to miss out on desserts just because I have gestational diabetes?
Baked apples with ricotta

Ingredients

2 apples, halved
100g low fat ricotta
2 tablespoons agave nectar
2 tablespoons uncooked oats

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Use the sharp tip of a knife to cut out centre core of each apple half to make a hollow. Place the apple halves on the lined tray.

2. Spoon the ricotta in the hollows of each apple half. Drizzle with agave nectar and sprinkle with oats.

3. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm.



36 Responses to Baked apples with ricotta

Ann Jones said...

Love your pictures! I'm a huge fan of apples, this looks really great :)

Opus T. Penguin said...

With any dietary restriction, you just have to learn what is right for you. There's a lot of great food out there, you just have to find it.

Ice Pandora said...

I actually have left over creamcheese, can I replace
the ricotta with that?
Xx

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Great to hear you've gotten a good handle on the gestational diabetes. This seems like an unexpected combination and it looks really tasty.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Carrie said...

mmm, yum!!!

:)
Carrie
http://readmylifeascarrie.blogspot.com/

greenthumb said...

They do look good.

Kim Alston said...

There's a solution to everything. Good for you. Those look really delicious. We should all watch our diets.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/

Linda said...

And the way you photograph them is beautiful, Trish!
Perhaps in the fall..Apple Season is here then...right now it is all about the peaches!
YUMMY!!

Cheers!
Linda :o)

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh yum yum friend! These we can so do as I am trying new recipes for the beans that are unprocessed! Thank you...Pinning! Hope you are well!!!

Jessica (Coco/Mingo) said...

This looks really delicious, Trishie, I'm going to have to try making this!!

Jessica
cocoandmingo.com

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Love how easy this sounds!

Tina Bradley said...

Two of my faves--baked apples and ricotta! I'd have never thought to pair the two, but this looks delicious--a must try! Hugs, T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Tammy Chrzan said...

I have never ever tried agave nectar and I see it in the sugar aisle all of the time, does it taste like sugar? Or more like a honey? Anyway, these look gorgeous! Yum...
I'm sorry to hear about your diabetes, my father is a brittle diabetic and it's a very very dangerous disease that has taken much from him, so kudos to you for doing things healthy! You go girl!
Tammy

Lisa said...

These look so good!

Anouka K said...

Apple and ricott? An interesting combination! I'd love to try it.

Kimberly said...

This looks so deelish! I'll actually be eating a 90% plant-based diet from This Wednesday to next Wednesday and I can definitely add this recipe to my list. Glad you found something tasty for your g.d. ! Will be trying!

XO | KIMBERLYLUXE

oomph. said...

i love the sound of these. i always have fruit and cheese platters out for the kids, so baking apples with ricotta is not too far off. will try this!

[oomph.]

akiko hiramatsu said...

Hi!

This looks very delicious!
I love an apple and ricotta, too.

akiko

burntfeather said...

ahh you're super clever! I've been trying to really cut out (or at least down) on my sugar in-take, I've noticed a huge improvement in my sleep patterns (not needing quite as much) so that's been nice. It's sad that sugar is in so many things, I think just being conscious of it, is already a huge step for myself :)

cquek said...

Can't resist

kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com said...

I usually don't like warm fruit, or fruit combined with non-fruit food, but I might give it a try anyway :-)

Blond Duck said...

Oh this sounds good! I love sugar, but I don't love how it makes me feel!

Jane said...

great way to find what works for you! these look pretty and tasty! and almost like fall :)

Sam said...

Simply, lovely and great dessert idea!Thanks for your lovely words on my last post!

aliceinbo said...

like a lot the ricota cheese!
I have to try!
You are an artist!



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Rupsha B said...

This is... wow, I need to try this out! ASAP!

Ru|Glitter & Blush

Kate Sullivan Corpuz said...

I will definitely try this recipe when apple season arrives. It will be here so soon!

always, koru kate

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

What a yummy dessert! I'd eat this even if i wasn't avoiding sugars ;)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

This looks really delicious! What a great way to get a little sweetness when you can't have too much sugar. Love the pretty white plate :)

Sakuranko said...

Oh thanks for share sweetie.
All looks delicious!
xx

www.sakuranko.com

Jemma said...

These apples look wonderful-and really perfect for Fall! I am so thankful that you are able to control your gestational diabetes.
Take good care,
Jemma

Mimi said...

aaaaahhhh, looks delicious!!! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

Loz said...

O.M.G. YUM!!

Julia said...

This looks delicious! And perfect timing with fall just around the corner for us.

Natalie G said...

These look like a healthy and delicious treat!

Florentina said...

Wow, sieht einfach super lecker aus. Absolut mein Geschmack.