Apple Cinnamon Syrup

Apple Cinnamon Syrup

Apple Cinnamon Syrup is a delightfully light syrup with an intense flavor that is sure to please.  Since beginning our 30 day sugar fast, I have been desperate for something sweet.  This is the perfect solution!  I made some 100% whole wheat bread using honey instead of sugar and decided to use some of it to make French Toast (I’ll include my recipe for French Toast below).  So yummy!  I really wanted to have something more on top than just unsweetened applesauce (though that is also a great alternative) and so I decided to try my hand at making a sugar-free apple syrup.

Apple Cinnamon Syrup

The amazing thing about this syrup is that not only does it taste great on French Toast or pancakes, it was also SUPER easy to make!!!  I usually make low-sugar syrups to begin with so this was a fun challenge for me.  The secret?  Corn starch.  I thickens liquids beautifully and is simple to use.  Another alternative to corn starch is to use arrowroot powder.  I often make my fruit syrups with fresh fruit, but today I needed something fast, so I used 100% apple juice.

Apple Cinnamon Syrup

While this syrup is technically “sugar-free,” it does have natural sugars from the apple juice as well as a touch of honey (which is optional but really adds to the flavor).  To make the syrup, I measured out 2 c of apple juice and poured it into a sauce pan.  I added 2 tsp. of cinnamon (yes, it is strong on the cinnamon – you can add less, but I wanted a lot of it), 1-2 T of honey (I sort of drizzled some in), stirred it and slowly brought it to a boil.  When it was boiling, I got ready to add the cornstarch.  One tip when using corn starch to help avoid clumps is to mix it in a little bit of water prior to pouring it into your hot liquid.  This helps to avoid the clumps so common with corn starch.

Apple Cinnamon Syrup

I took about 1/4 c of water and mixed in 2 T of corn starch with a fork until it was all dissolved.  I then slowly poured the corn starch mixture into the apple juice and used a whisk to stir it in.  I then lowered the heat to medium-low and simmered the syrup until it reached the desired thickness.

Apple Cinnamon Syrup

That’s it!  Simple, sweet, light, and irresistible!  Enjoy!

Apple Cinnamon Syrup
 
A delightfully light but strong apple cinnamon syrup recipe.
Serves: 2¼ c
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Pour apple juice into a sauce pan.
  2. Add cinnamon and honey.
  3. Turn heat onto medium-high and bring to a light boil.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix corn starch and water together with a fork.
  5. Slowly pour into boiling apple juice, whisking quickly as you do so.
  6. Turn heat to medium-low and simmer syrup until desired thickness is achieved.
  7. Serve over favorite French Toast or pancakes!

Easy French Toast
 
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 6 slices bread
  • ½ c milk
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. sugar (optional)
Instructions
  1. Whisk together milk, egg, salt, cinnamon, and sugar (optional).
  2. Dip bread into the egg/milk mixture and, using a fork, flip it to coat the bread on both sides.
  3. Remove the coated bread and cook it on a hot griddle until one side is brown.
  4. Flip it and brown the other side.
  5. Serve with your favorite syrup!

 



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