I usually make these simple, quick recipes during the long fall and winter months whenever I have a taste for something. The lovely smell of baked apples and cinnamon evokes a pleasant, often almost Christmassy atmosphere. This healthy snack option is also filling your stomach and is delicious. So let’s do it…
Ingredients (for 1 person)
- 1 large apple
- 1 teaspoon of cane sugar
- 1 pinch of ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- Using a regular peeler or a sharp knife, scoop out the core (stem side) of the apple to create a hole. Be careful not to make a hole in the apple on both sides, otherwise all the ingredients will spill out.
- Place the apple in a baking dish or, for smaller portions, in a small casserole.
- Press the butter, sugar and cinnamon one by one into the centre of the apple so that the entire hollowed-out hole is filled with these ingredients.
- Place in a preheated oven at 180 °C for 20 minutes or bake in a saucepan under a lid on a low heat.
- The finished apple should be softer, but should not fall apart.
Nuts in salted caramel
Nuts in salted caramel are another equivalent of a healthier snack. They can be eaten on their own or added to various salads. I personally use walnuts most often, but I leave the specific kind up to you.
- 200 g nuts
- 1 tablespoon of cane sugar
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 50 g butter
- pinch of sea salt
Melt the sugar with the honey and butter in a pan to make a caramel. Lightly salt it and add the nuts. Then coat them carefully in the caramel and stir so that nothing burns. The whole process takes about 5 minutes. Transfer the finished nuts to baking paper and leave them cool.