With Rooibos and Oat Bran

 

2 Extra large eggs
60ml Sugar
60ml Low fat milk
30ml Canola-oil
125ml Self raising flour
60ml Oat Bran
1ml Salt
385g Unsweetened tinned apples cut into smaller pieces

Syrup:

150ml Low fat Ideal milk
60ml boiled water
2 Belinzona Organic Rooibos tea bags
30ml Sugar
1ml Caramel essence

Method

  1. Add 2 Belinzona Organic Rooibos tea bags to boiled water. Leave tea bags in hot water and let it cool down while the Rooibos flavour and taste enhances.
  2. Preheat oven to 180ºC and grease an oven proof dish. We use a round dish
  3. with a diameter of ±23cm.
  4. Beat the eggs, sugar, milk and oil in a medium mixing bowl until light and foamy.
  5. Add the self-raising flour, Oat Bran, salt and mix well with a whisk.
  6. Fold drained tart apples gently into the mixture.
  7. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared dish.
  8. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes until golden brown or until done (when a toothpick inserted into the centre of the apple tart comes out clean).
  9. While the apple tart bakes in the oven, gently heat (while whisking) the Ideal milk, strong Rooibos tea water and sugar in a small pot.  (Leave tea bags in Ideal milk mixture to further enhance the Rooibos flavour).
  10. When the tart comes out of the oven, run a knife around the inside edges of the dish to better absorb the syrup.
  11. Remove the teabags from the syrup and add caramel essence to the syrup.
  12. Pour the syrup over the apple tart while it is still hot.

Dietitian Notes:

 

If you feel strong about to reduce sugar intake for health reasons for example Diabetes or Candida infections,  it can be replaced with Eze sweetener in the ratio 1/3 to the amount of sugar used.                            

For example, use 20 ml of Eze sweetener instead of 60 ml of sugar as indicated in the recipe. The 30 ml of sugar used in the syrup, can also be replaces with 10 ml of Eze sweetener. (Eze Sweet Original Sweetener has been awarded the Diabetics SA Logo.  More info about Eze Sweetner visit: www.ezesweet.co.za)

Oat bran is a soluble fibre which improves gut health and stabilizes blood sugar levels.

Canola oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acids (good fats) and is stable to heat, which means that the fatty acids don’t change when exposed to high temperatures.

When fatty acids change when exposed to heat or high temperatures, it becomes carcinogenic (increases risk for cancer). Do not make use of reused oil in baking products, it is not healthy because the oil might be partially broken down and becomes unstable,  it will also decrease the quality of the product.

Use unsweetened tinned apples in the recipe which contain less sugar and therefore will be healthier, instead of using sweetened tinned apples. By including the unsweetened tinned apples, it lowers the glycemic index, ensuring a better blood glucose control for everyone especially for people having diabetes and insulin resistance.

Belinzona organic certified and export quality Rooibos tea is an exceptional quality natural tea with a soft sweet taste which adds unique flavour to this recipe.   Antioxidants are important for human health because they stop free radicals from damaging cells in the body. It is a well-known fact that Rooibos contains several antioxidants.

Dianda Snyman
Registered dietician RD(SA)

Dianda Snyman is a qualified dietician in private practice that is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). As a qualified dietician she specialises in the science of human nutrition. Dianda have done varies talks and presentations on healthy eating and lifestyle change, vitamin and mineral supplementation, diabetes, elderly nutrition, pregnancy and lactation and sports nutrition. She also has extensive experience in hospital dietetics both in SA and the UK. The passion of Dianda is to make a difference in other peoples’ lives and to be part of the journey to their permanent life change!!

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