For breakfast?… You bet. Believe it or not, this dreamy breakfast is actually pretty healthy! It’s made with a multigrain waffle and topped with chopped apples and cinnamon and drizzled with a little maple syrup. It actually looks more like dessert than breakfast and tastes so decadent. Each serving has 206 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 6 Blue WW Freestyle SmartPoints, and 6 Green. I hope try this yummy skinny breakfast soon!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
1 tablespoon reduced-fat butter or Smart Balance Light
1½ cups apples, peeled and chopped, such as Gala, Fuji, Honeycrisp
3 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 packages Truvia, Stevia, Splenda, or your favorite sugar substitute, see shopping tips
2 frozen waffles, I like Van’s Whole Grains, Multigrain waffles, see shopping tips
2 tablespoons maple syrup
Fat-free whipped cream for topping, optional
1. To Cook Apples:
Microwave-In a small microwave-safe bowl, add butter. Cover with a plate and heat to melt, about 15 seconds. Add apples, water, cinnamon and sweetener. Toss together. Cover with a plate and cook in microwave for about 4 minutes, until apples are very soft.
Stovetop-In a small nonstick pan, melt butter. Stir in apples, cinnamon and sugar substitute. Add 3 tablespoons of water and mix well. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring often until apples are softened, about 10 minutes.
2. In the meantime, toast the waffles in a toaster until crispy.
3. Add one waffle to each plate. Top each with ½ of the cooked apples and spoon the cinnamon liquid over the top. Drizzle over the top of each with 1 tablespoon warmed maple syrup. Top with fat-free whipped cream, if desired.
4. Serve at once and enjoy!
Makes 2 servings. Each serving, 1 waffle with apple-pie topping (not including fat-free whipped cream)
Apples are loaded with fiber and contain both vitamins A and C.
Research has linked cinnamon with helping to reduced blood sugar, cholesterol, and triglyceride levels in people with type-2 diabetes.
Van’s Whole Grains, Multigrain frozen waffles are a crispy combination of hearty whole wheat, oats, barley, brown rice, rye, quinoa, amaranth and millet. They are sweetened with a touch of honey. Most supermarkets sell them in the freezer section where other frozen waffles are displayed. Van’s also makes gluten-free waffles.
Truvia (stevia) is my favorite sugar substitute. It’s all-natural and comes from the stevia plant. You’ll find it in most supermarkets in the baking aisle where sugar and other sugar substitutes are displayed.
WW Freestyle SmartPoints 6-Blue
WW SmartPoints 6-Green
WW POINTS PLUS 6
|SKINNY FACTS: for 1 serving (1 waffle with apple topping, not including fat-free whipped cream)
206 calories, 5g fat, 1g sat. fat, 15mg chol, 3g protein, 41g carbs, 4g fiber, 192mg sodium, 23g sugar
|FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints
157 calories, 1g sat. fat, 14g sugar, 3g protein