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Cacao-Nut Apple

Active Time: 15 minutes

Makes 2 servings

Nutrition Corner: Cinnamon
Cinnamon is an excellent source of antioxidants, contains anti-inflammatory properties, and can help balance blood sugar levels. There are two main types of cinnamon used today: Ceylon cinnamon and Cassia cinnamon. While Cassia cinnamon is more common, I opt for Ceylon cinnamon because it has been shown to contain more of cinnamon’s health promoting compounds.

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  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1 tablespoon cacao nibs
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 apple


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the first 4 ingredients. Add 2 tablespoons maple syrup and mix until the dry mixture starts to turn wet from the syrup (chop up the coconut flakes a little bit as you mix). Add another tablespoon if needed.
  2. Thinly slice (1/2”) the apple starting from the outside and working your way towards the center. Repeat on the other side. Lay the apple flat on one of the cut sides and chop thin slices of the remaining sides of the core.
  3. Top apple slices with ½-1 tablespoon cocoa-nut mixture and enjoy.