Winter is coming and so is Christmas. Around that time I’m always craving sweets… cinnamon loaded.
One of my absolute favourite Christmas treats are traditional German ‘Zimtsterne’ (cinnamon stars), a chewy, fudgey biscuit with the taste of nuts, caramel and cinnamon. Unfortunately, it’s not something to eat on a regular basis. So a cinnamon moon is the healthy equivalent.
I still remember one time in fight camp I was in desperate need of energy. An apple wasn’t enough for me. I made apple slices, spread almond butter on it and sprinkled some cinnamon. And it still wasn’t enough because it tasted AMAZING and reminded me of my much-loved cinnamon stars.
It even tastes fresh enough that I can eat it in summer, too.
Whenever I make treats it must be easy, quick and with as few ingredients as possible. I have no patience for making complicated sweets. If I want to eat something sweet, it has to be right now.
- 1 apple
- roasted almond butter
- optional: ground hazelnuts
Slice the apple. Spread the almond butter on the apple slices. Sprinkle the cinnamon and ground hazelnuts on it.