Healthy Baked Cinnamon Apples


These baked apples make the perfect Fall treat.

baked cinnamon apples in a dish

They remind me of a spicy apple pie filling– you could use them for that, if you like– but without all of the butter and sugar that most recipes call for. Instead, these baked apples are naturally sweetened with pure maple syrup and a touch of coconut oil to create a caramel-like glaze.

I’m trying to limit my nut consumption during my elimination diet, so we kept this dish simple, but to make it even more decadent, you could add a grain-free crumb topping like this one. Or, add a scoop of banana ice cream on top!

However you serve them, I hope you enjoy!

Baked Cinnamon Apples (Vegan & Paleo friendly)
serves 4

Ingredients:

4 granny smith apples, cored and roughly chopped
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 35o˚F. In a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat on the stove, combine all of the ingredients and bring the liquid to a boil. Stir the apples until the liquid thickens and becomes a bit sticky, about 1-2 minutes.

Transfer the skillet to the oven, and bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through the baking time. The apples are ready when they are fork-tender and caramelized. Serve warm as is, or with your favorite topping.

baked cinnamon apples in a dish

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Baked Cinnamon Apples
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

These baked apples are naturally sweetened and the perfect Fall treat!

Course: Dessert
Servings: 4
Calories: 213 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com
Ingredients
  • 4 granny smith apples , cored and roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. In a large, oven-safe skillet over medium heat on the stove, combine all of the ingredients and bring the liquid to a boil.
  2. Stir the apples until the liquid thickens and becomes a bit sticky, about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Transfer the skillet to the oven, and bake for 30 minutes, stirring halfway through the baking time. The apples are ready when they are fork-tender and caramelized.
  4. Serve warm as is, or with your favorite topping.

Notes:

  • I recommend using Granny Smith apples because they lend a tart flavor to this dish that pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the maple syrup. If using a different type of apple, you may wish to use less maple syrup or add a touch of lemon juice for a more balanced flavor.
  • Feel free to use honey or coconut nectar instead of maple syrup, if you prefer, keeping in mind that they will change the flavor a bit.

 

Austin and I had a difficult time not devouring this entire dish between the two of us, so I recommend making a double batch if you’ve got company around. This stuff won’t last long!

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David

Can you please give me the nutritional value? Thanks

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