Cinnamon Sugar Peaches

by Michele Pesula Kuegler | June 25th, 2019 | Breakfast Dishes, Healthy Cooking, Recipes, Side Dishes, Tapas Monday
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Cinnamon Sugar Peaches

An incredibly versatile dish with a simple recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: peaches, yogurt topped peach
Servings: 3
Author: Michele Pesula Kuegler

Ingredients

  • 3 peaches
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 Tb. cinnamon-sugar mixture*

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Cut peaches in half, discard pit.
  • Place cut side up on a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until warm and slightly tender.
  • Combine yogurt and cinnamon-sugar mixture, stirring well.
  • Place a hearty tablespoon of yogurt in each peach.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Cinnamon-sugar mixture
Combine 1 tablespoon sugar with 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
Save extra mixture for toast or more peaches.

This week I’m focusing on breakfast options. Sure, there’s always a box of cereal in my cupboard and eggs in the fridge, but it’s good to mix things up. When I make breakfast I want something healthy and filling but not calorie-laden. A couple of these Cinnamon Sugar Peach halves and a piece of pita bread could make a fine start to the day. With local peaches arriving in a month or so, I’m excited to add this to my rotating list of breakfast choices.

To learn more about this recipe, originally published in June 2017, keep reading.

Do you want to serve the world’s easiest treat that could work as a side dish, breakfast option, or a dessert? This is the recipe. Featuring a member of the drune family, these peaches are ridiculously easy to make, fairly good for you, and oh so delicious.

I debated how to categorize this dish. I served it as a part of a Tapas Monday menu, which is kind of like a side dish. I know it has cinnamon and sugar, but there’s no rule saying that dinner can’t have something sweet. Think about it. There are a number of sides that have a bit of sweetness.

However, this dish also could be parlayed into a healthy dessert. It does have sweetness from the cinnamon sugar, and it also has an extra boost of sweetness from roasting the peaches. Maybe you want some sweet goodie to end the day but don’t want a lot of calories. This could be the dessert for you.

Finally, you could consider this dish a breakfast item. It’s comprised of a peach, Greek yogurt, and cinnamon and sugar. So, you have a serving of fruit, some dairy, and a little sweetness. While not a portable breakfast, it would make for a healthy breakfast on the weekend or even an item to be served as part of a brunch menu.

Basically, it doesn’t matter how you serve it, but rather just that you serve it period. It’s a delicious dish that tastes far more indulgent than it really is. Go ahead, try it. You’re going to love it.

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