It’s apple season, one of the best things about fall! Ever since I was little I’ve loved baked cinnamon apples. They’ve been a staple in my family! However, many of the recipes call for refined sugar. Not only is this unnecessary because apples are extremely sweet on their own, but refined sugar is the worst; empty calories void of any nutritional value! I could go on and on about that, but let’s focus on the recipe for now. I’ll work on writing a post about sugar soon.
So being the baked cinnamon apple lover I am, of course I had to make my own version without any refined sugar. This recipe has NO added sugar and you’d never know it; the apples are so sweet and get even sweeter as they bake! I love making this dish around the holidays or on a cool crisp fall night. It’s super easy to make and goes great as a side dish. It can even be served as a dessert with a little coconut ice cream (NadaMoo is one of my favorites)!
Note: It may seem like a lot at first, but the apples will cook down quite a bit.
Baked Cinnamon Apples
- 5-6 organic apples of choice
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Peel and slice apples into 1/4-1/2 inch thick pieces. (the thicker they’re cut, the longer they’ll take to cook down)
- Place apples in baking dish.
- Melt coconut oil in a small bowl and mix in spices and vanilla extract.
- Drizzle over apples and toss well so every bit is coated.
- Place in oven and bake for 40 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- After 40 minutes have passed, check on apples to see if they’re the texture you desire. Leave in 5-10 minutes longer if you want them more tender and soft.
- Serve and enjoy!