Summer, winter, spring, or fall, baked cinnamon apples are a treat for all seasons! This delicious comfort food will delight your whole family.
Can you afford to eat a 9 point dessert?
If you plan ahead, you can eat ANYTHING on ANY plan. But planning is the key! There are so many options for low and zero point meals, making it easy to enjoy treats such as these baked cinnamon apples.
What is the best apple to bake?
Well, this depends on your tastes and the recipe. There are so many varieties of apples to chose! If you have a recipe that leans toward the sweeter side, with more sugar added to it, the tartness of a granny smith apples would pair beautifully. They have a slight sweetness but tend to pack more of a tart bite.
A versatile favorite apple is the honeycrisp. I would recommend this for the baked cinnamon apple recipe. They are easy to find year-round, a plus since many fruits are seasonal. They have just a hint of honey, but aren't overly sweet.
Braeburn apples are a great choice for making. They remain firm, have a sweet-tart flavor, and aren't overly juicy. This is helpful in some recipes, as they won't be too runny.
Fuji apples are a bit more juicy, but still hold their shape well when baked. This is a plus, as you shouldn't end with a mushy apple mess.
If you are looking for a sweet apple to bake with, golden delicious is the way to go. It will hold its shape when baked and is among the sweetest of the apples available.
Personally, I like to mix it up and use a golden delicious apple and a granny smith apple. That gives a nice balance of sweet and tart. You can use any and all the apples you chose for this recipe.
No matter which apples you ppick, getting those fruit servings in is important for overall health and wellness. Apples are a great source of fiber and have some amazing health benefits.
A lighter version of baked cinnamon apples
The bulk of the points in this recipe are from the almond flour and the butter. If you omit the topping, it will only be 2-3 points from the maple syrup. You could serve it with granola, oats, or a cereal like Grape Nuts to get some carbs in there. This would also be a great topping for oatmeal or greek yogurt.
Toppings for baked cinnamon apples
We love homemade whipped cream and this recipe is made for it! It's so easy to make and not full of preservatives and chemicals. You just take a cup of heavy whipping cream, a tablespoon of confectioners sugar, and a teaspoon of vanilla and whip until peaks form. Easy peasy and the perfect topping for baked cinnamon apples! you will get 16 servings at three points each. So again, that planning will come in hand.
How I stay on track
Recipes like baked cinnamon apples could throw you off course, but they won't if you plan ahead. To help me plan ahead, I'm using iTrackBites. It's easy and allows me to eat anything I want if I plan ahead.
- cost: iTrackBites costs $36 for the year (using this link for 40% off makes it $36 – use COACH_SMILEY to save!!), WW is $20+ for the month, and it's the same formula and less options
- choices: I can choose PointsPlus, Freestyle, or any other plan I want with iTrackBites. Even with the new WW changes, they only offer 3 plan options (not PointsPlus).
- logs: You can export your tracker data by the week, month, or quarter with iTrackBites. WW does not give you access to quarterly data.
- accuracy: I've found inaccurate info in the WW app due to members submitting and not paying attention to the right numbers. With iTrackBites, I know if I see the green check, it's been verified as accurate. This puts my mind at ease!
BLUE PLAN: 9 points
GREEN PLAN: 9 points
PURPLE PLAN: 9 points
This tasty dessert is delicious and satisfying by itself or paired with whipped cream or your favorite frozen yogurt or ice cream.
3 T. unsalted butter, melted (plus extra for greasing)
2 large apples, peeled and diced
2 t. ground cinnamon
3 T. pure maple syrup, divided
3/4 c. almond flour
Preheat oven to 350°F, lightly grease a small baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
In a medium bowl, toss the apples with the cinnamon and a tablespoon of maple syrup. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Spread the apple mixture into an even layer and set aside.
In a small bowl, combine the almond flour, melted butter, and remaining maple syrup. Stir to combine thoroughly, then evenly spread the mixture over the cinnamon apples.
Bake until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender, approximately 25 – 30 minutes. Remove from oven and cool for a couple minutes before serving.