Many people associate vitamin C with oranges. Yet one serving of strawberries has more vitamin C than a serving of oranges! Of course, that is just one of the many health benefits that strawberries offer. Strawberries are also high in fiber and manganese. Manganese is responsible for several important functions, such as helping with calcium absorption and assisting with metabolizing fat and carbohydrates. Strawberries are also a great source of antioxidants.
I like to sneak these healthy and delicious berries into my diet in many ways. One of my favorite ways to do this is to use roasted strawberries in and on other healthy foods. Roasted strawberries are delicious and have become popular among foodies. They make a great topping for pancakes, coconut yogurt, coconut ice cream, oatmeal, and chocolate, among other foods.
This recipe is quick and easy, which means you can easily replace less healthy toppings with roasted strawberries.
Check out the nutritional information section at the bottom of this page.
|Total Time:||20 minutes|
|Prep Time:||5 minutes|
|Cook time:||15 minutes|
- 16 ounces strawberries
- 3 tablespoons grade A maple syrup
- 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Remove the tops from strawberries and slice.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and top with strawberries.
- Combine maple syrup and olive oil in a small bowl and drizzle mixture over strawberries. Gently stir to evenly coat strawberries.
- Spread strawberries into a single layer.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
- Vegetarian and vegan
- If you do not have maple syrup on hand, sprinkle with brown sugar.
- Canola or vegetable oil can be used in place of olive oil.
- Omit oil altogether to cut calories; the result will still be juicy with a slightly different flavor.
- Freezes well.
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|Servings per batch 6|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Calories 73||Calories from Fat 9 (12%)|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 1g||2%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||5%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrate 4g||1%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|