Simple Baked Cinnamon Apples
It’s official: apple-picking season is upon us! Make the most of your September this year with an easy, delicious, warming, healthful autumn treat…
This recipe is tasty, plant-based, and it gives us a nice boost of vitamins and minerals. It can be a low fiber recipe if you peel off the apple skin, so it’s generally well-digested for those with special GI considerations too. I sometimes enjoy my baked apples with a side of vanilla ice cream to make it into an extra-decadent autumn dessert 🙂
Here are some step-by-step instructions:
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel/slice 4 to 5 apples of your choice. You can use any kind of apples you like, or even combine different types. Keep in mind that the smaller you slice your apples, the quicker they will cook!
Stir in 1 tablespoon of cinnamon, plus 1 tablespoon of brown sugar or coconut palm sugar (optional). Transfer to a large baking pan (8×8 or 9×13).
Drizzle 1 tablespoon of melted coconut oil and sprinkle a pinch of salt over the apples. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 35-40 minutes or until your apples are cooked to perfection.
Enjoy and happy fall!
- 4-5 apples of your choice
- 1 tablespoon coconut palm sugar
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, plus extra for coating the pan
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Peel apples (optional)*, then slice and transfer to a bowl
- Stir in a tablespoon of cinnamon
- Optional: Stir in a tablespoon of coconut palm sugar**
- Transfer apple mixture to a baking pan coated with coconut oil (8x8 or 9x13)
- Drizzle a tablespoon of coconut oil over the top, and add a pinch of salt
- Bake for about 35 minutes or until apples are cooked to your preference***
- *I choose not to peel my apples because there is fiber and antioxidants in apple skin. Up to you!
- **The recipe comes out great even without any added sugar. Or, as a healthy alternative to coconut palm sugar, you could also use real maple syrup or raw honey.
- ***The smaller you slice your apples, the faster they will cook.