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Whenever the boys need a quick snack, my go to is always fruit. They love it and it's quick, easy, and healthy. Sometimes they want more of a dessert, but I don't want to whip up a big batch of cookies. Microwave cinnamon apples is usually what I make for them, and all three of them devour it! With the holidays here and cranberries in the stores, I wanted to try out a new spin on our old favorite! I made microwave cinnamon apples and cranberries, but this time, I used Monk Fruit in the Raw.
Ingredients for one serving:
- one apple (I usually use Gala or Fuji)
- 8-10 cranberries
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 -1 tsp Monk Fruit in the Raw
- Peel, core, and cut apple into cubes.
- Sprinkle cinnamon and Monk Fruit in the Raw on top of cubed apple and cranberries in a microwave safe bowl.
- Cover with a glass plate or microwave safe lid.
- Microwave for 3 minutes, or until apples and cranberries are tender.
- Serve by itself or with ice cream or homemade coconut whipped cream!
If you haven't tried Monk Fruit in the Raw, I definitely recommend it. I am against artifcial sweeteners, so I was glad to know that Monk Fruit in the Raw is made from a vine-ripened fruit that is native in Asia. Monk fruit was first harvested in the 13th century by Arhats, or "Enlightened Ones," which translates to "Monks" in English.
Monk Fruit in the Raw is naturally vegan, kosher, and gluten free. It does not contain any added table sugar, sugar alcohols, or molasses. Monk Fruit in the Raw has the closest taste to sugar as any non-calori sweetener and has the least amount of aftertaste. It can be used to replace the sugar in drinks, sauces, and dressings. For baked goods, it is recommended that you only replace half of the recommended sugar with Monk Fruit in the Raw.