Cinnamon Apples: Crock Pot Recipes
Recipes with Cinnamon and Apples
Cinnamon and apples are a great combination. Whether it be in an apple pie, apple crisp, homemade applesauce, or baked apple slices; cinnamon always makes this nutritious fruit even better. Here is a quick and simple recipe that involves the crock pot. You can serve this as dessert with whipped cream, for breakfast with pancakes, or as a side at Thanksgiving dinner. However you choose to serve it, it will be delighted by all.
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Apples
Baked Cinnamon Apples: Nutrition Facts
|Calories from Fat||90|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 10 g||15%|
|Saturated fat 6 g||30%|
|Unsaturated fat 3 g|
|Carbohydrates 73 g||24%|
|Sugar 60 g|
|Fiber 5 g||20%|
|Protein 1 g||2%|
|Cholesterol 15 mg||5%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Baked Apples with Cinnamon: Ingredients
- 9 Tart Apples, Jonathan Apples are a great choice
- 1 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar, less if you use sweet apples
- 1/3 cup Brown Sugar, it is better to use too much than too little
- 1 1/2 Tablesppon Cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
- 6 Tablespoons Flour
- 6 Tablespoons Butter, sliced
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How to Make Cinnamon Apple Slices
- First, peel apples. (If you would like to add nutrients to your dish, this step can be skipped.)
- Second, core and slice apples. The larger the slices, the more intact the apples will be. With smaller slices, you'll end up with a smoother mixture that has apple chunks.
- Put apple slices into crock pot.
- Add all ingredients, except butter.
- Mix together, so that all apple slices are coated with the mixture.
- Place butter on top in several slices.
- Place crock pot on high and cook for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (You may also place it on low for 4 hours.)
- Halfway through, stir mixture, making sure to scrape the bottom, as a darker mixture will sink to the bottom.
- Cool slightly, serve and enjoy!
Picture of Green Apples
Benefits of Apples
Everyone has heard the saying, "An apple a day, keeps the doctor away." Although if you ask anyone what is so beneficial about eating apples, most people will state that it is a low calorie food. Although this is true, it also has many other health benefits that will help you live longer, be stronger, and feel better.
- Strengthens Bones - Phloridzin is a flavanoid. It is believed to help protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis, by increasing bone density. So where can you find this great nutrient? Apples. In fact, apples are the only place known to have phloridzin.
- Lowers Cholesterol - Apples have pectin, which lowers bad cholesterol, also known as LDL cholesterol. You can lower your cholesterol by as much as 16 percent by eating two apples per day. Suggestion: this recipe is probably not the recipe to use when trying to lower cholesterol. Although if you are like me, and have a currently healthy level of cholesterol, then just feel good that the apple is combatting the butter in this dish.
- Helps Manage Diabetes - The same part of an apple that lowers bad cholesterol also gives your body galacturonic acid, which helps in the maintenance of diabetes.
- Assists in Weight Loss - A study done in Brazil, where women were trying to lose weight, the subjects either ate three pears, three apples, or neither of these. The women who ate the three fruits while dieting lost much more weight than those who did not.
- Prevents Cancer - including liver, breast, colon, and lung cancer - There are numerous studies on each of these cancers that all show the same outcome. The more apples a person eats, the less likely they would develop cancer. In those who had cancer, it also showed that their cancer progressed more slowly, the more apples they ate.
- Prevents Alzheimer's - Part of why apples prevent cancer, is because it contains quercetin, which reduces the amount of free radicals in the body. This same nutrient also helps prevent Alzheimer's, and the progression of this horrible disease.
- Helps Maintain and Prevent Asthma - This is a two part preventative. Women who ate apples a lot while pregnant and before they became pregnant, were less likely to produce children who had asthma. Of those children who do have asthma, the ones that eat the most apples or drank apple juice more frequently were less likely to have asthma attacks.
Many fruits and vegetables have great benefits to your body. It is advised to eat as many different fruits and vegetables as possible. By spreading out your diet between apples, peppers, green beans, tomatoes, zucchini, carrots, etc., you are giving your body more and more nutrients. Although you need to maintain a healthy balance, by including such foods as wheat, protein, and milk as well. For items that you are unable to get through diet, it is ideal to consider supplementation.
© 2012 Angela Michelle Schultz