Fall is in full swing and candy seems to be dropping from the trees. Luckily, there’s a way to make it through the season without looking like a pumpkin by January. These 7 recipes feature the cozy autumn flavors of pumpkin, cinnamon, and apples and will satiate even your sweetest tooth from Halloween to the holidays 
Spiced Nuts. For a sweet and spicy fall snack to munch on while the kids are trick-or-treating (or you can set some out for your Halloween party guests), try this spiced nuts recipe. Mix together your preferred nuts and add curry powder, rosemary, and cayenne to give it a kick . . . and just a touch of maple syrup for sweetness. Just be mindful—though nuts are a great snack, they’re also high in calories.
Total Time: 35 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
  Makes:16 servings, 2 Tbsp. each
• 2 cups mixed raw nuts
• 1 large egg white
• 2 Tbsp. honey
• ¼ tsp. ground cumin
• ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
• ¼ tsp. ground cayenne pepper
• ½ tsp. coarse kosher salt
1. Preheat oven to 325° F.
2. Combine cumin, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, and salt in a small bowl; set aside.
3. In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk egg white and honey together. Add nuts and mix until nuts are coated with egg white and honey mixture.
4. Sprinkle a little bit of the spice mixture on top of nuts, toss to coat. Alternate until all of the spice mixture has been used.
5. Pour nuts onto baking sheet, spread out into a single layer.
6. Bake for 30 minutes, turning pan and stirring every 10 minutes.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 120
Fat: 10g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 6mg
Carbohydrate: 6g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar Total: 2g
Protein: 3g
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal.It’s important to start each day with a healthy, hearty breakfast that can help you curb cravings all day long and may even help you shrink your waistline. For the fall season, try this Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal that’s high in flavor but low in sugar.
Total Time: 45 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
  Makes:  6 servings
• 2 cups apples, chopped
• 3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
• 2 cups non-fat milk
• ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
• 1 tsp. butter
• 3 Tbsp. honey
• 1 egg white, beaten
• 1 Tbsp. brown sugar, packed
• 1½ tsp. baking powder
• 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
• ¼ tsp. salt
• 1 spray olive oil cooking spray
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Lightly coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
3. In a large bowl, combine oats, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt.
4. In another bowl, mix together milk, brown sugar, and applesauce.
5. Pour mixture into baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes.
6. Remove dish, stir, fold in chopped apples. Bake for 20 more minutes or until top has browned. Serve.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 257
Fat: 4g
Carbohydrate: 50g
Protein: 9g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 4mg
Sodium: 270mg
Fiber: 5g
Pumpkin Spice Latte.As soon as the leaves start to change color, we know what your mind drifts off to: pumpkin spice lattes. They’re delicious, creamy—and crazy unhealthy. And that’s even before taking into consideration all the additives in the syrup. Here’s a recipe that uses actual pumpkin and real spices to satisfy your pumpkin spice latte craving without the guilt.
Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
  Makes: 1 serving, 1 each
• 1 cup non-fat milk
• 1 Tbsp. unsweetened, canned pumpkin puree
• ¼ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
• 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
• 1 cup brewed black coffee
• 1 dash ground nutmeg (to taste; optional)
1. Add milk, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla extract to medium saucepan. Turn on heat to low and stir until mixture is close to but not boiling (look for lots of small bubbles on the sides of the pot).
2. Remove from heat and mix vigorously with a metal whisk until frothy. Pour into mug, add brewed coffee.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 117
Fat: <1g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 2mg
Carbohydrate: 26g
Fiber: 5g
Sugar Total: 19g
Protein: <1g
Cinnamon Apple.Invoke the flavors of fall without piling on the calories. For this simply delicious fall treat, core your favorite apple variety and slice it into 8 pieces. Sprinkle the slices with 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon and enjoy.
Total Time: 5 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Makes: 1 serving, 1 each
• 1 medium apple
• ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
1. Core and cut apple into 8 slices.
2. Sprinkle slices with cinnamon.

Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 96
Fat: <1g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 2mg
Carbohydrate: 26g
Fiber: 5g
Sugar Total: 19g
Protein: <1g
Chocolate-Drizzled Apples.Candy apples are yummy. They’re also covered in candy. Usually of the high-fructose corn syrup, teeth-rotting, fattening variety. For a treat that’s just as tasty and still feels indulgent, here’s a simple recipe. Essentially, you’ll melt down a variety of luxury dark chocolate bars and use those to drizzle apples with one to two ounces each. For nut lovers, sprinkle an ounce of coarsely chopped nuts on top before the chocolate sets. For some extra flair, fill a squeeze bottle with chocolate and draw spooky bats, cats, or other Halloween-themed designs onto your apple.
Scary Ice Cubes. This one isn’t a treat per se, but these scary ice cubes do add a little Halloween-themed fun to any party. Simply peel a radish, leaving part of the red skin on, slice off the top, and hollow out the middle using a paring knife. Then, slide a small olive into the hollow and voila! You’ve got an eyeball. Add it to your ice cube tray and fill with water as normal. Your guests will be surprised when their drink stares back at them!
Baked Apples.Want to fill your house with the scent of fall? Fill 4 apples with a blend of oats, spices, and a touch of sugar. Bake them until they’re soft and aromatic for a dessert that tastes like apple crisp.
Total Time: 45 min.
Prep Time: 5 min.
Makes: 8 servings, ½ apple each
• 4 medium apples
• 1 Tbsp. butter, quartered
• ¼ cup brown sugar, packed
• 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
• ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
• ½ tsp. ground ginger
• ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
• 1 dash ground cloves
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Combine butter, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves in a small bowl; mix with a fork until crumbly.
3. Core apples and fill them evenly with oat mixture.
4. Place in a square baking dish and fill dish with 1 cup water. Cover lightly with aluminum foil.
5. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and continue to bake apples for 20 minutes or until the skin is wrinkled and apples are fork tender.
Nutritional Information (per serving):
Calories: 100
Fat: 2g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 4mg
Sodium: 16mg
Carbohydrate: 22g
Fiber: 3g
Sugar Total: 16g
Protein: <1g

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