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Healthy Recipes

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Sweeten Up with Cinnamon this Holiday

This holiday season wouldn't be complete without cinnamon. See how BistroMD is putting this favorite into some of it's very own creations, with delicious recipes and snacks.


Christmas is the season for cinnamon, so why not sweeten up your holiday with these delicious recipes, meals and snacks, courtesy of the experts at BistroMD.

Cinnamon Apple Pancakes

You will need:

2/3 cup low-carb pancake mix

1 can/bottle of butter-flavored cooking spray

1 small apple, cored and sliced into 8, pieces

1 pinch ground cinnamon

4 ounces sugar-free maple syrup (equal to 1/2 cup)


Make the pancake batter according to the directions on the package and set to the side.

Spray a large, nonstick sauté pan with the butter-flavored cooking spray and heat over medium high heat for about 1 minute.

Take your apple slices, and place them in the pan. Cook the slices for about 1 minute on each side, and then season with cinnamon.

Separate the apples into small groups, (4 each), on opposite sides of the pan. Make sure the apple slices are laid out as flat as possible.

Take your mixed pancake batter and pour the batter over each group of apples. Cook each pancake until lightly golden brown on each side.

Separate the pancakes onto 2 plates, and drizzle the maple syrup over all.

Note: You may use Granny Smith or Jonathan apples if you wish.

Nutritional Information:

Serves 2

Amount per serving:

Calories 204.1

Fat 2.9g

Protein 18.9g

Carbohydrates 37g

Fiber 8.5g

To see more healthy recipes and dishes, courtesy of the chefs at BistroMD, click on one of the related articles below.

Cinnamon Almond Cookie Bites

What’s the best part about that in-between meal time? It’s our favorite snack time!

Cookies are probably one of the most popular snacks around because they fill our snack time with delicious goodness that can only be satisfied with a sweet bite of delectable flavor. Our gluten-free, guilt-free, cinnamon almond cookie recipe will satisfy your snack time craving, without causing you grief on the scale.

The earliest known cookies to ever pop out of the oven were actually baked by accident. It is believed that cookies were originally created by the Dutch in the late eighteenth century. The word “cookie” comes from the Dutch word "keokje" which means “little cakes.” These “little cakes” were first created by cooks who needed to test the temperature of their oven by cooking small amounts of cake batter. One day, instead of throwing out their "little cakes" the cooks just ate them. Ever since then, cookies have been a hit, and are one of the most popular snacks and desserts around. They are so popular, in fact, that over two billion cookies are consumed each year!

Most cookies fall under the "junk food" category, but BistroMD's cinnamon almond cookie bites are both healthy and delicious! With BistroMD's cinnamon almond cookie recipe, you can enjoy the sweet taste of cookies that you love, without worrying about your diet. Sprinkled with a glistening coat of natural cinnamon, and packed with gluten-free goodness, our cookies will give you that cookie taste you love, without all of the guilt. With only 110 calories per one ounce serving, our delicious cinnamon almond cookie recipe has never tasted so sweet!

To see more recipes and meals, courtesy of our chefs, please click here.

Written By bistroMD Team. Published on November 07, 2012. Updated on June 20, 2019.


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