Bobby’s Whole Grain Apple Cranberry Stuffing

 

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A holiday dish many of us can’t go without is stuffing of course! The good news about this appetizing favorite is there are many ways you can enjoy it that are healthier such as this recipe from foodnetwork.com that uses whole grains, apples and cranberries. Do you add any other fruits or vegetables to your stuffing?

Ingredients:

  • Nonstick cooking spray, for greasing
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, hot
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup chopped celery (about 7 ribs)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and finely chopped
  • 6 cups day-old whole grain baguette, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 large eggs, scrambled
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 dried sage leaf, chopped

Instructions:

1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 11-inch oval baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

2.Combine the broth and cranberries in a small bowl and let soak for 30 minutes.

  1. Sauté the celery and onions in the butter in a large skillet until tender, 5 minutes. Add the apples and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Place the baguette cubes into a large bowl. Pour the broth and cranberries over. Pour in the eggs, and then add the salt, poultry seasoning, pepper, cinnamon and sage and mix together.
  3. Mix in the onion and celery mixture. Spoon the stuffing into the prepared dish and bake until the center is set, 35 to 40 minutes.

Nutritional Information:

(Per Serving)

  • Sugar 17 grams
  • Protein 8 grams
  • Dietary Fiber 4 grams
  • Carbohydrates 38 grams
  • Sodium 528 milligrams
  • Cholesterol 77 milligrams
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 grams
  • Total Fat 6 grams
  • Calories 244 calories