One of my favorite treats when I was younger used to be cinnamon apples. Something about the pairing of cinnamon and warm apples is so good! It brings back a lot of really good family memories.
I used to love Boston Market's cinnamon apples, but holy cow they are LOADED with sugar. One 6 oz. serving contains 250 calories, 55 grams of carbs and 49 grams of sugar! No thank you, just thinking about all that sugar makes my stomach hurt.
Last week I was craving something sweet, which is odd for me. I don't keep sugary "treats" in the apartment because I don't eat or like them (they make me sick), but I thought of cinnamon apples. I decided to recreate cinnamon apples. OH MY GOODNESS my taste buds did a happy dance! It was just as good as I remembered and WAY healthier! Best of all it takes less then 5 minutes to make!
Healthy Cinnamon Apples
- 1/2 medium granny smith apple
- 1 teaspoon smart balance buttery spread light with flaxseed oil
- 1/2-1 teaspoon cinnamon, more or less to taste
Cut up the granny smith apple. You can cut it into chunks or slices, either way works.
Place apple chunks in a microwave safe bowl and scoop the butter into on top of the apples.
Microwave for 2 minutes.
Carefully remove the bowl, it will be hot. Stir the apples so they are all coated in the melted butter.
Add in 1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon cinnamon, be the judge of how cinnamony (I totally made up that word) you want your apples, and stir everything together.
Microwave for an additional 1.5-2 minutes. The apples should be tender when you prod them with a fork.
Allow the apples to cool for a minute, so you don't get burned, before devouring!
You can eat a little over four servings of my cinnamon apples and still be no where close to consuming as much sugar as Boston Market's cinnamon apples.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 2 g||3 %|
|Saturated Fat 0 g||2 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 30 mg||1 %|
|Potassium 90 mg||3 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 12 g||4 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3 g||12 %|
|Sugars 8 g|
|Protein 0 g||0 %|
|Vitamin A||4 %|
|Vitamin C||4 %|