Hypo-Allergenic Diet — Baked Apple Crumble

  • August

    *Adopted with permission from the Institute of Functional Medicine

    For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.

    Baked Apple Crumble - Serves 6

    • 1/3 cup golden raisins
    • 2 Tbsp. apple juice
    • 6 cooking apples, cored
    • 1 1⁄2 cups water
    • 1⁄4 cup frozen unsweetened apple juice concentrate
    • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp. cinnamon
    • 1 tsp. arrowroot
    • 2 cups granola: oats (1 cup gluten-free), chopped nuts (1 cup raw), Golgi berries (1/3 cup), honey (1/4 cup unpasturized for youth and non-pregnant adults)

    Remove peel from top third of each cored apple and arrange in a small baking dish. In a medium saucepan, combine other ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat and simmer 2-3 minutes, until slightly thickened. Distribute raisins, filling centers of each apple. Pour sauce over apples and bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Baste occasionally and remove from oven when apples are pierced easily with a fork. Spoon juice over apples and serve warm.

    In a separate baking sheet, make your own granola by mixing the oats, chopped nuts, Golgi berries and honey. Lay flat in the sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes while stirring every 15 minutes until golden brown. Sprinkle granola on top of the apples to complete your apple crumble dessert.

    What is eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet?

    Hypo-Allergenic is also known as Oligoantigenic or Elimination diet.

    This means that we avoid eating the most common ingredients that cause people inflammation and digestive issues. IT IS NOT A DIET TO LOSE WEIGHT. It should be viewed more as a food sensitivity TEST.

    The top 5 offenders include: wheat, dairy, corn, soy, and eggs.

    Note that some of the foods on the list are very nutritious, so if you are not sensitive to the food, bring them back into your diet (ie. eggs).

    Also remember, many gluten-free and dairy-free foods may not be healthy. Just because they remove those ingredients does not mean they haven’t replaced them with other poorer quality ingredients.

    Try and stay away from packaged, canned, processed and deep fried foods. And be cautious of dehydrated and dried foods for they often contain added sugars and preservatives. Raw and fresh is often your best bet for optimal health.

    To get your free comprehensive Hypo-Allergenic eManual including dietary guidelines, recipes for a 7-day meal plan, shopping lists, and food re-introduction schedule, sign-up HERE.

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