Cinnamon Baked Apples with Honey

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Honestly since honey and cinnamon for weight loss has become my most popular post, I think cinnamon and honey have become my little obsession (in the good meaning of the word).

Every time I was looking for cinnamon recipes I turned out that almost all cinnamon recipe also needed honey. Strange isn’t it, but having in mind the great weight loss mixture they make, it is not so surprising after all.

Well, this is exactly what happened the last time I was searching for cinnamon recipes, in particularly for cinnamon baked apples:

I found a few very similar recipes all with the same ingredients but with different preparation methods. Anyway, I just though finally I found a recipe with cinnamon and no honey, when all of a sudden it turned out that the last recipe needed a honey topping just before serving. It sounded so tempting and easy that I not only had great time preparing them, but also had an amazing experience eating them πŸ™‚

The great news for all dieting people is that you get a nutrition bonus with every baked apple you eatΒ  20% of your average daily fiber intake. This makes this delicious side dish a great source of fibers. But that’s not all – you also get the cinnamon and honey mixture (not as a drink this time). Well, the amounts of honey and cinnamon here are way lower than the amounts in the drink, but yet they work the same way, after all the cinnamon, honey and apple are all healthy, right πŸ™‚

Here is the cinnamon honey apple recipe:

Ingredients

4 servings

4 apples (large red ones would be great)
4 tablespoons brown sugar
Ground cinnamon for sprinkle
Water – small amount

Preparation

Preheat your oven to 350F ~ 180C.

Wash the apples and cut a hole in top of each apple (remove the core with a knife or an apple corer and leave the bottom intact). Clean out the hole and fill each one with 1 tbsp of brown sugar.

Transfer the apples to a baking dish and sprinkle the cinnamon on top of each apple. Poor small amount of water in the baking dish Γ’β‚¬β€œ this will keep apples from drying up during the baking process. Do not cover the top of the pan.

Bake for 30 minutes or until apples get soft.

Serving

Remove from oven. Let them cool for a while and then drop a teaspoon of honey on top of each apple just before serving. Enjoy!

Variation

You can use wine instead of water. Cover the pan with foil and bake for 1 hour.

My opinion

I think one hour for covered with foil pan is too much time, but after all I haven’t tried this one. 30 minutes in non-covered pan were just enough for my cinnamon baked apples to get soft and ready to eat.

And what is your opinion? Are you willing to try this recipe?

One thought on “Cinnamon Baked Apples with Honey

  1. Thank you for the great recipe, I will have to try that. It’s difficult staying on track during the holidays. I think many of us call no weight loss or gain a success during these times. So this New Years, I want to read Dr. Dean Ornish’s new book the “Spectrum”. He provides you tools to customize a way of eating, managing stress, and exercising that is based on your own desires, needs, and genetic predispositions. Hopefully this will help me figure out what’s best for me… Here’s a link to an interesting discussion about it: [link deleted by admin]

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