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The non-recipe recipe: baked fruit

Ok, so I know this is not really a recipe, mostly a notion… about fruit! Getting plenty of vitamins, fibre and phytonutrients is essential to maintain optimum health. In the spring and summer smoothies are my go-to breakfast option (recipes will be shared later in the year!). However, in English cold winters, I cannot be faced with a cold drink in the mornings. I need some warmth!

Last year I tried poaching apples and pears in a pot, but the result was a bit to “mushy” for my taste, which put me off them for a while. However, I recently found myself with way too many apples and pears that had to be eaten quickly, and gave baking them a try, as I could fit more fruit in my oven tray. The result was great! Not too mushy, and they were just baked in their own fruit juice, so you do not need to add any water that dilutes their goodness.

You just need to slice up the fruit, place it in a tray with some Ceylon cinnamon and bake it for 40-45 minutes at 175C degrees. I always check the fruit around 30 minutes for consistency, as some fruit bakes faster depending on how ripe it is. I usually end up adding 10-15 more minutes to the baking time.

Et voilà! You then have a great tray of baked fruit to add to oats in the morning, to have as mid-afternoon snack with a coffee (my sweet tooth!), or even as dessert along some dairy-free ice-cream. Just a little idea to help you get some more fruit in your day! Stay healthy!

First published on my Instagram: Soriam_Nutrition

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