14 June 2006

Cinnamon sugar apples

I happen to know that Kate (author of the divine motherhood zine Miranda) is a great cook, because she's made me lunch on more than one occasion. I now expect this for dessert the next time I see her (do you hear me, Kate?):

I don't know if this qualifies as a hack, but a few weeks ago I got the idea to sprinkle the cinnamon-sugar shaker (previously reserved strictly for toast) over a bowl of sliced apples. The boys love it. The sugar is minimal but knowing it's there transforms what they used to consider a ho-hum snack into a big treat.

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yum yum! we love this over baked apples, too. or bananas. coconut. any fruit, frankly!

however we use stevia, since sugar makes us crazyyyy!

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Perhaps my house is odd, but although I'm quite tight with sweet treats, I'm willing to put a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar (or colored sugar esp. at Xmas) on just about anything. Want cinnamon sugar on your broccoli? If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down....

I use this trick all the time - especially good on fruit that can be a bit tart (like peaches) and excellent on butternut squash!

I do it with just the cinnamon- no sugar and it tastes just as good if your apples are sweet.

I'm with Sarah, because I'm spazzy about adding sugar to anything naturally sweet. I put cinnamon on sliced bananas, and now that my girl's five she can do it herself! And begs for them!

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