Apple Pie Topped Breakfast Waffles Made Healthy

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 a breakfast and tastes so decadent. Each serving has 206 calories, 5 grams of fat and 6 Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints. I hope try this yummy skinny breakfast soon!


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes


Ingredients

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


Instructions

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 water and mix well. Cook over medium-low heat, stiring 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)


Healthy Benefits
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.


Shopping Tips
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.


Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints
6
Weight Watchers 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

Comments

  1. I would love to try these muffins but I can’t understand how there is so much sugar if you use a substitute. Is there a way I can cut down more of iy?

  2. Anne Marie, the sugar is coming from the maple syrup. You can cut the sugar if you don’t use the syrup. The apples and cinnamon are so good, you’ll still enjoy it. Or, use could use sugar free syrup.
    All the best,
    Nancy

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