Is there anything better than the smell (and taste) of baked apples in the fall? These Cinnamon Baked Apples are a fall favorite in our house. Made with only 5 natural ingredients, this couldn't be easier to make. Not only that, it's also gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free, and oh so delicious!

 

Ingredients:

6 medium apples*, cored and thinly sliced or cut into chunks

4 Tbsp coconut oil, melted

2 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp nutmeg

1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Core apples and slice on a mandolin slicer (If you don't have a mandolin slicer, slice very thin). I like to keep the peels on, however you can also peel the apples if you prefer. And if you don't want them sliced, feel free to cut them into small chunks.

If slicing your apples, cut them in half after they've been sliced.

Place prepared apples in a medium-sized bowl.

Mix the coconut oil and spices together, then pour over the apples.

Toss well to coat all the apples evenly with the mixture and transfer to a medium-sized baking dish.

Bake in the oven, stirring once during baking time, for about 20-30 minutes or until the apples are soft.

Enjoy!

 

This dish is best served warm from the oven. However, leftovers (if you have any 🙂 ) can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

TIP: If you prefer this dish a bit sweeter, you can add 1-2 tsp of maple syrup to the melted coconut and spices OR after baking, drizzle with honey.

 

* You can use any apple that you like baking with for this recipe.

 

After trying this recipe, please leave a comment below and let me know what you thought.

If you love these Cinnamon Baked Apples, I'd greatly appreciate you sharing this recipe post so that others can enjoy it as well. Thank you.

 

Here's another baked apple dessert we love in our house: Healthier Apple Crisp

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