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Winter Berry Clafoutis

This simply looks delicious!


  • 4 cups of berries (fresh or frozen, thawed, frozen pre-)
  • 1 tbsp honey,
  • 3/4 cup wheat flour
  • 3/8 cup brown sugar
  • 7/8 cup ground almonds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 150ml milk
  • 100ml low-fat cream
  • powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Warm the honey and pour on berries – set aside.
  3. Mix the flour, almonds, cinnamon and sugar. Separately, whisk whisk eggs, milk and cream. Add liquid ingredients to dry. Stir until smooth.
  4. Baking dish greased with butter, sprinkle with sugar. Put berries, pour batter. Bake for 25-30 minutes. The finished dessert, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  5. Cool for 15 minutes and serve.



Cinnamon Banana Oat Muffins (with Chocolate)

So I saw this recipe for Banana Cardamon Muffins on another blog (emmycooks)yesterday, decided to make something aside from banana  cake. But lo and behold, I couldn’t find any Cardamon at the grocery store, so I switched it up and winged my own makeshift recipe!


  • 3 bananas
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 Cup flour
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tsp cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup fat free milk
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  1. Mash bananas. Then add brown sugar, milk, oats, and eggs. Mix thoroughly!
  2. In another bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cinnamon, cocoa powder, (and a half cup of chocolate chips or nuts if you want)!
  3. Stir the dry and fluid ingredients together and pour into cooking pan (I used muffin liners, be sure to oil the sides or half your muffin is going to stick to the pan!)
  4. Bake at 360 degrees for 20 – 25 minutes. Set out and let the muffins cool for a good 5 minutes before eating!


Cinnamon Roasted Nuts

Sometimes eating healthy gets pretty boring, so instead of having a plain bag of mixed nuts, my aunt gave me this recipe to keep things interesting. It’s simple to make and goes well as party favors – especially for the holidays.
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 teaspoon cold water
  • 4 cups mixed nuts (almonds, peanuts, walnuts, cashews)
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan.
  2. Lightly beat the egg white; add water, and beat until frothy but not stiff. Add the nuts, and stir until well coated. Mix the sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Toss to coat, and spread evenly on the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until golden. Allow to cool, then store nuts in airtight containers.

Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon for Weight Loss

Consuming a honey and cinnamon mixture — 1 tbsp. cinnamon powder, 1 tbsp. honey — in a cup of warm water on an empty stomach aids weight loss, when combined with eating healthy and regular exercise.

Prevents Fat Accumulation

Honey and cinnamon help improve digestion. Digestion is the breaking down of food that is either eliminated through waste or stored as nutrients. To prevent your digestive system from slowing down and storing unwanted fat, the honey and cinnamon mixture keeps the digestive process regular by storing less fat. According to, consuming a mixture of honey and cinnamon every day prevents fat from accumulating, even if you’ve consumed a high calorie diet. Additionally, cinnamon causes a thermogenic burn and according to, this sweet herb has great effects on blood sugar by resisting insulin; this is why cinnamon has been known to help fight against obesity.

Vitamin Rich

Although honey contains sugar, it’s different from refined sugar — it contains vitamins and minerals. According to, honey contains a small amount of proteins, minerals and vitamins, while cinnamon contains calcium, hints of B-vitamins, fiber and iron. In order for your body to properly digest sugar, it must use nutrient stores from the body to dissolve the sugar. On the other hand, your body is able to use the nutrients found in honey and cinnamon to dissolve fats and cholesterol.

Energy Booster

Honey is naturally very sweet and cinnamon is considered to be a sweet spice; therefore, a small amount of cinnamon or honey will pack a punch to any food or beverage. Additionally, honey is a simple carbohydrate and is metabolically easier on the body in terms of digestion. The simple sugars in honey, also known as fructose, contain 17 grams of carbs in just one tablespoon, according to The National Honey Board. Carbohydrates are used to fuel the body with energy, therefore giving you that extra boost during long workout sessions. Although some individuals fear consuming carbohydrates, they are necessary for the body to function properly. According to Women’s Health Magazine, cinnamon has an energizing scent that helps with alertness, which is another reason why its role in the honey-cinnamon mixture is essential.{Livestrong}