Think Cinnamon toast, but with almond butter, apple slices a touch of sweetness from an almond date crumble and a final drizzle of agave. Almond Butter Apple Cinnamon Toast is my twist on an old after-school snack favorite.
As a child my siblings and I used to enjoy cinnamon toast as an after-school snack. This is a new twist on that old favorite.
This isn't your old school cinnamon toast, I added almond butter, sliced apples and a tasty almond date crumble. This toast takes cinnamon toast to a whole new level. There is however another difference from the cinnamon toast of my younger days. There's no white sugar mixed with the cinnamon, I used dates and agave as sweeteners.
I'm trying to reduce my use of refined sugar, that's why I used dates. I have a big sweet tooth, big and it’s hard, so I'm slowly reducing my intake of added refined sugar. If dates aren't your thing you can use the agave only or honey.
I included a picture of the almonds and dates to show you what it should look like when processing. The first photo is what your almonds should look like before adding in the dates. The second is what you should have after processing in the dates.
We had cinnamon toast as an after school snack but this Almond Butter Apple Cinnamon Toast makes a filling breakfast as well.
What were your favorite after school snacks and what kinds of snacks do you give your after schoolers?
- 1 cup whole dry roasted almonds
- 12 pitted dates
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- almond butter, about 1 to 1 ½ tablespoons
- apple slices
- agave nectar, about 2 to 3 teaspoons
- Pre-heat oven or toaster oven to 375 degrees. While the oven is warming place almonds in food processor and process into medium sized pieces, add the dates and cinnamon and process until mixture starts to come together. Transfer to a storage container, set aside.
- Spread sliced bread with almond butter, sprinkle almond and date mixture over almond butter.
- Place sliced apples over almond and date mixture and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
- Toast 8 to 10 minutes.
- Sprinkle with more almond and date mixture and drizzle with agave and serve.
You will have some almond and date mixture leftover, store in an airtight container in your fridge. You can use it to sprinkle over hot breakfast cereal, yogurt or fruit.
- Serving Size: 1 toast
- Calories: 256
- Sugar: 31
- Sodium: 86.9
- Fat: 11.4
- Saturated Fat: 0.9
- Carbohydrates: 39.2
- Fiber: 6
- Protein: 5.3
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