Maple Cinnamon Cream Cheese. It’s embarrassing to admit that I’m Canadian and yet I’d never even thought of this before. But it wasn’t until I decided to make my (High-Protein) Cinnamon Roll Overnight Oatmeal that I thought about combining maple syrup, cream cheese and cinnamon into one smooth, creamy spread. Sure, I love plain cream cheese on my bagels. And I slather my pancakes and waffles with pure maple syrup, straight from my home province of Nova Scotia (until my current stash runs out). But why limit yourself when you can spread either or both with this awesome Maple Cinnamon Cream Cheese? It’s also great as a dip for fresh fruit (apples and bananas are my top contenders – let me know what else YOU try in the comments) or on crackers or breadsticks. Or heck, just eat it straight out of the bowl (I’m in no position to judge, trust me).
It’s almost a stretch to call this a “recipe” when there are only three ingredients (four if you choose to sprinkle it with sea salt – I love to do this). So, let’s not waste any time standing between you and this delightful addition to your breakfast (and snacking) spread options!
Maple Cinnamon Cream Cheese Spread
Maple and cinnamon marry with cream cheese in this smooth, sweet spread that also doubles as a dip for fruit or breadsticks. Try it on toast, pancakes, waffles, crepes or straight from the spoon!
Author: The Golden Graham Girl
1/4 cup (64g) plain cream cheese (regular, reduced-fat or fat-free as desired), softened
2 tbsp (30mL or 30g) of pure maple syrup
1 tsp (5g) cinnamon
Sea salt, to taste
1. In a small bowl, stir the softened cream cheese, maple syrup and cinnamon until thoroughly combined into a smooth, sweet, creamy spread.
2. Add sea salt, to taste, and serve immediately or refrigerate in a covered container.
NUTRITION INFORMATION (1/4 of recipe)
Calories: 80 Fat: 4.8g Carbohydrates: 8.3g Sugar: 7.4g Fiber: 0.6g Protein: 0.8g
Note the recipe easily multiplies to make a bowl of dip big enough for a party – serve alongside a platter of fresh fruit pieces and/or bread, crackers and breadsticks and watch the crowd go wild!