Warm, sweet, maple-cinnamon laced apples plus cool creamy yogurt = breakfast yum!
Last week I attended a lovely lunch & learn cooking event put on by siggi’s Icelandic-style yogurt. Similar to Greek-style yogurt, when making Icelandic yogurt, or skyr, most of the whey is drained off leaving a thick, creamy yogurt high in protein, and lower in sugar, than traditional American-style yogurts.
One of the flavors I was given to taste was Pumpkin & Spice. Oh-my-goodness, it was so yummy! But as I am always thinking about what I can do to take flavor to the next level, the next thing I knew I was day dreaming about eating it atop warm, cinnamon-y, maple-scented apples – like those in my Hot Apple Stir-Fry recipe.
After grabbing some fresh apples at the Farmer’s Market, I gave it go, only this time instead of slicing the apples I chopped them, and scaled the recipe for two. I paired the warm apples with yogurt for my breakfast, and my son James put the other half on his French toast (exclaiming, “YUM.”).
Of course, you could also enjoy a warm apple & yogurt parfait for dessert – or even for an afternoon snack. With their high protein and lower sugar content, Icelandic and Greek-style yogurts do a body good!
Last, but not least, you could also use the Warm Sweet Cinnamon Apples as a topper for ice cream. Packed with the goodness of apples, and low in added sugars, I say why not?
Makes 2 servings
1 teaspoon butter
2 small or 1 large apple (~1/2 pound), peeled and chopped or sliced
Scant ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons reduced-sugar maple-flavored syrup*
2 tablespoons water
1. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the apples, cinnamon and syrup and sauté for 5 to 6 minutes, or slightly softened.
2. Add water and stir and stir and continue for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the apples are tender to your taste and nicely coated with syrup and cinnamon.
Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 110 | Carbohydrate 25g (Sugars 19g): Total Fat 3g (Sat Fat 1g) | Protein 0g | Fiber 3g | Cholesterol 5mg | Sodium 55mg
Food Exchanges: 1 Fruit, 1/2 Carbohydrate Carbohydrate Choices: 1 ½
Weight Watcher Smart Point Comparison: 2
* Made with sugar-free maple-flavored syrup: 85 calories, Carb 17 gm (sugar 13g), Food Exchanges: 1 Fruit WW Smart Point Comparison: 1
(PS Greek and Icelandic yogurt averages 3 Smart Points per single-serving non-fat container.)