There is nothing brilliant about this 2 ingredient no sugar cinnamon sugar, except that it is.
And I’m not talking brilliant because of the 2 ingredients it consists of.
I am talking brilliant because the combination just is, all on its own.
One day, not too long ago, Samarah said she wanted some cinnamon and sugar on toast with butter. I was instantly brought back to a time when life was simpler and eating was basic…..childhood.
I remembered what we would do:
- Get out a piece of white bread and toast it.
- Slather the toast with butter (soft, contained under a rectangular glass dish my mom stored it in).
- Toss fine, white sugar all over the toast.
- Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Enjoy one, two, or even more pieces in one sitting.
Anyways, there is nothing wrong with the original, if that’s what you have access to and want.
But if you’re in the gut health or gut healing phase, I’m certain there is a better way to make this concoction and still enjoy it.
2-Ingredient No Sugar Cinnamon Sugar
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This is all you need to make my 2-Ingredient No Sugar Cinnamon Sugar:
- Lakanto Golden Monkfruit 1:1 Sugar Sweetener. When you purchase anything from Lakanto, be sure to enter in code AGUTSYGIRL to save 15% off your entire order. This is a golden, raw cane sugar replacement that contains no white sugar. It works with ketogenic, diabetic, candida, paleo, vegan, low-carb, low-sugar, non-GMO, and all-natural diets. Monkfruit is a nonnutritive sweetener.
- Ground Cinnamon. Basic as it gets. Nothing fancy. You’ll find many great cinnamon options HERE.
The exact proportions I used were 1/2 cup monkfruit plus 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon.
I then poured it into a mason jar and stuck a few cinnamon sticks in for good measure (you don’t have to do this).
Once your cinnamon sugar is made, you can taste it to see if it’s the right balance of cinnamon and sugar for your taste preferences.
Other Cinnamon Sugar Toast Swaps
Here are some other ideas to make a more gut-friendly cinnamon sugar toast:
- Instead of plain butter, choose:
- Nutiva’s Buttery Coconut Oil or Vegan Shortening
- Plain coconut oil (<- this one was my favorite because I like the combination of coconut oil and cinnamon sugar sweetness)
- Fourth and Heart Vanilla Bean Ghee butter
- high-quality organic, grass-fed butter (if you tolerate dairy)
- Instead of regular, white bread, choose:
Cinnamon Sugar Toast Trend
Now here’s why this is brilliant for now. Immediately after Samarah asked me to make this for her, my friend Joe posted this on Facebook.
Super bizarre! I haven’t heard anyone talk about cinnamon sugar toast in forever. Is it a trend that’s coming back around?
I mean, it should be, but I don’t know.
Just Eat the D#%& Sugar
I know there’s the camp of people who will say, “Why does this have to be a no-sugar sugar recipe?” It’s not even very much sugar, can’t I just use the real thing?
Yes, yes, yes – and yes, I do think that some of you even with gut health issues might be better off with a little of the real thing vs. going a nonnutritive route.
That said, here is why I wanted to share this idea:
- Some people literally and actually cannot have “real” sugar.
- I do eat real sugar with calories these days in the form of pure, organic cane sugar, honey, coconut sugar, and maple syrup mostly. However, I still love and use monkfruit daily. I have it in coffee and other things because I do want to reduce overall nutritive sweeteners, and I enjoy it.
Ready to dig in?
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You will heal. I will help.