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Recipe: Baked Cinnamon Apples

Recipe: Low-Cal Baked Cinnamon Apples

A tasty fall favorite

Baked cinnamon apples are a fall and winter favorite, but you can enjoy them all year! Traditional recipes use sugar, which you can do. But to cut down on calories, this recipe offers an alternative: artificial sweeteners. At 100 calories, each serving is comparable to one fresh Granny Smith apple — the spices and flavorings don’t add any extra!

Ingredients

  • 4 medium Granny Smith apples
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp Splenda® or Stevia®
  • Water

Preparation

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice apples into thin slices and place in a 9×9 baking dish or pie dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon, nutmeg, and Splenda or Stevia. Mix so that all apples are coated. Place a small amount of water in the dish (about 1/4 in).
  3. Bake apples uncovered for 30 minutes or until apples are soft and break apart easily.

Nutritional information

Serves 4
Serving size: 1 apple

Total calories: 100
Total fat: .5 g
Saturated fat: 0 g
Sodium: 0 mg
Carbohydrate: 27 g
Fiber: 6 g
Sugars: 19 g
Protein: 1 g

Tags: healthy diet, holiday season, Recipes, Thanksgiving
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  • barb

    Artificial sweeteners? You call yourself a health site? This recipe doesn’t speak well of your knowledge level.

  • S. Swink

    I do this ll the time with stevia-it is natural

    • kindajazzy

      Good for you S. Swink! I use Stevia all the time – what a difference!! Hats off to you! :)

  • Cathy

    Stay away from artificial sweeteners. VERY DANGEROUS!! Someone needs to check on the research.

    • kindajazzy

      It’s there Cathy. I don’t have it at my fingertips right now, but I can get it. So can others who want so badly to challenge it……..But you are right…they are very dangerous!!

  • Gail Piper

    There is zero scientific evidence that artificial sweeteners are “dangerous”. People carrying around excess fat is more dangerous to their health than Splenda. Raw sugar is all natural and bad for you. If a person wants to avoid artificial sweeteners that is their right but dont attack this site because they dont buy into that current hype.

    • LittleBit Irish

      I’m sorry to rebuke your comment, but I used it for a couple of years and my daughter had a fit, (she’s a nurse), so I looked up all the “actual” information and yep…….not good :(

  • Kattysue

    Obviously some of the commenters have no diabetics in their circle of people who would like an occasional sweet treat.

    • kindajazzy

      Just use stevia…..0 on the Glycemic Index…it’s natural from the Stevia plant…not artificially created

  • kindajazzy

    I can’t believe this site – I’m as baffled as most others….offering up splenda…omg…sorry but there is scientific evidence on the harm of these but just as with dairy & other areas of evidence, to admit to it would be to lose financial support, so they just continue to encourage people to continue. I’m so disgusted with Cleveland Clinic. It’s all politics. That’s why Dr. Oz, as brilliant as he is, will not support or stand up for a plant based diet 100% – he tags his name on the Forks Over Knives program, but won’t do so with 100% support because the beef industry would sue him like they did Oprah, & he’d lose his media popularity, TV show, etc. Politics. It’s not hype, but I’m not into arguing. Live & learn…but at least do your best to live….

    • Morgan

      Dr. Oz ALSO told me that the Garcinia Cambogia would work too.. and it didn’t…

  • Nancy Chandler Hills

    I do this with all types of fruits and then often serve them on oatmeal, always a hit with the whole family

  • JKB

    I can’t do artificial sweeteners. Any suggestions on what else I can use for keeping the calorie count down?

  • lyn

    Just substitute some yummy honey. I would leave out the sweet anyway.
    But never use “artificial” anything.

  • Little Bit Irish

    This is not necessarily a good alternative to a healthy snack. Adding the sugar on top of the natural sugar of the apple would be a bit much for someone with diabetes. As a medical site, this should be addressed, AND using Splenda is bad news. It didn’t need to be added, just say Stevia and leave it at that. For someone with diabetes you take the carb count and the sugar, heck even if you don’t have diabetes it’s a lot, maybe a small apple apple but this, geeeeze, can’t trust anyone or any site for accurate info hahaha.

    • Rat Pack Jimmy

      My 81 year old mother cooked this a side dish for pork steak and it was quite good. It is just a “healthy” alternative to other dishes. I enjoyed this dish and I thank the Digestive Health Team for posting it.

      • Rat Pack Jimmy

        Oh p.s. she left out the splenda

  • carol

    I make this without adding sugar.

  • lisa

    I grow stevia plant. Then dried it.use intead of fake or regual sugar. So I don’t see any harm done there. Its truely sweet and natural.