100 Calorie Healthy Fried Apples
Healthy Fried Apples
2 apples (any kind, preferably organic)
1/4 cup Honey
Wash, peel, and slice apples into desired size, about 10-14 slices per apple. With a saucepan on low-medium heat, pour a small amount of the honey into the bottom of the pan. Sprinkle cinnamon. Add apples. Once the honey begins to bubble and the apples begin to fry, add more honey and more cinnamon every couple of minutes until all the honey is used and apples are evenly speckled with cinnamon. Simmer and stir until apples are easy to cut with a fork. Makes four servings as a garnish, or two large helpings as a snack or desert. These apples make a delicious garnish for Sweet Cinnamon Oatmeal.
Nutrition Facts were calculated based on 4 servings, or half an apple.
Nutrition Facts: Serving Size approximately 6 slices; Servings Per Recipe 4; 100 Calories; Total Fat >1 g; Saturated Fat 0.0 g; Sodium >1 mg; Potassium 92.6 mg; Total Carbohydrates 28.2 g; Dietary Fiber 2.5 g; Sugars 24.6 g; Protein 0.3 g;
Vitamin B-6 2.1 % Daily Value; Vitamin C 7.5 % DV; Vitamin E 1.1 % DV; Calcium 2.5 % DV; Copper 2.0 % DV; Iron 4.4 % DV; Magnesium 1.2 % DV; Manganese 15.2 % DV; Riboflavin 1.2 % DV.
CLEAN EATING NOTES:
Since Apples are on the “dirty dozen” list of the twelve foods containing the most pesticides, I recommend buying organic. If you do buy organic, peeling is optional. If you don’t buy organic, peeling the apples is best because it will greatly reduce the amount of toxins from residual pesticides.
See my “mini-lesson” on Cassia vs. Ceylon cinnamon here (scroll down to “Clean Eating Notes” section).
Buy raw honey if you can. The opposite of raw is pasteurized, which doesn’t have the same health benefits. If it’s not marked raw then it’s probably pasteurized (unless it’s from the farmer’s market). I typically use filtered honey which has been strained but not heated, which puts it between raw and pasteurized. I buy my honey at the local farmer’s market so I can talk to the seller and know exactly what I’m getting. Don’t cook on high or over-cook; The less the honey has been heated, the more it retains its health benefits. Keep in mind, babies under one year old cannot have honey. If you’re not sure what to buy, try Y.S. Eco Bee Farms Raw Honey. $10 gets you one jar that lasts a long time.
Combine with Steel Cut Oats for a delicious, hearty, and balanced breakfast.