WW Recipe of the Day: Cinnamon Apple Stir Fry
I love the fried apples from Cracker Barrel. Southern comfort food at its finest, I like to order them every time I visit. But a small serving has 170 calories and 8 SmartPoints according the the WW APP!
So I was excited to come across this lighter healthier take: Cinnamon Apple Stir Fry from the great Cookbook, Eat What You Love (affiliate link) by Marlene Koch.
These quick and easy Stovetop Cinnamon Apples are perfectly sweet, delicious, and so versatile. They come together quickly and there are so many ways to serve them. These warm tasty apples work great on their own as a side dish, snack or dessert.
Top with a dollop of whipped cream or serve over ice cream or frozen yogurt for a decadently delicious dessert. Use as a topping for oatmeal, yogurt, pancakes or waffles. So many possibilities!
How Many Calories and WW Points in this Cinnamon Apple Stir Fry?
According to my calculations, each serving has 100 calories and:
1 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
3 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
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Sugar-free maple flavored syrup is the key to keeping these cinnamon fried apples low in calories and WW Points. If you opt for real maple syrup instead, the Points increases to 5 per serving. Another option might be to use real maple syrup but only half as much for a SmartPoints value of 3.
How to Make Stir Fried Cinnamon Apples Step by Step
Step 1: Gather and prep your ingredients...
Step 2: Melt the butter.
Step 3: Cook the apples and cinnamon until lightly browned and tender.
Step 4: Add maple flavored syrup, water, and vanilla and cook until bubbly.
Be sure to choose an apple that won't turn to mush during cooking. Granny Smith, Gala, Braeburn, Honey Crisp, Fuji and Pink Lady would all be good.
- Enjoy, hot, warm or cold.
- Delicious over a small scoop of light vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.
- Warm with a dollop of vanilla greek yogurt and sprinkling of granola
- Great topping for pancakes or waffles.
- Side dish for breakfast.
- A side dish alongside chicken, turkey or pork.
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Skinny Cinnamon Apple Stir Fry
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 pound apples (3-4 medium sized), peeled and sliced (4 cups) (I used honey crisp)
- ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ cup sugar-free maple flavored syrup
- ¼ cup water
- ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Set a medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the butter and stir until melted.
- Add the apples and cinnamon and cook, stirring often until the apples are lightly brown and just tender, 6-8 minutes.
- Mix together the syrup, water and vanilla Add to the apples and cook, stirring often until the mixture bubbles, 1-2 minutes.
Recipe source: Eat What You Love (affiliate link) by Marlene Koch
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this skinny fried apples recipe, you might also like...
- Microwave Cinnamon Apple Crisp for One
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Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.
A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.
She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.
A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you're likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.
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