These Stovetop Cinnamon apples taste like a warm apple pie, but they come together in a fraction of the time and are SO much healthier! This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, vegan AND paleo! Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!

I can describe my favorite thing about fall in two simple words… Apple. Season! 🍎🍏 Seriously, my local market had apples on sale for $0.68 per pound this week {!!!!} and you better believe I totally stocked up…and they’re already completely gone…less than a week later!

If you find yourself with an abundance of delicious fall apples of any variety, you need to give these Stovetop Cinnamon Apples a whirl! Not only are they super easy to make, but they are vegan and paleo…full of flavor and good for you! {yay}!

These Stovetop Cinnamon apples taste like a warm apple pie, but they come together in a fraction of the time and are SO much healthier! This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, vegan AND paleo! Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!

Do you love apple pie? Then these Stovetop Cinnamon Apples are for you! They taste like the inside of the all-American classic dessert, but taking a pass on the crust makes them so much healthier! This recipe uses coconut oil, cinnamon, a dash of salt, vanilla and a touch of maple syrup to create the tastiest little bits of apple bliss you’ve ever eaten! Serve them as a topping over pancakes, scoop them onto some vanilla ice cream or just eat them with a spoon for a healthy sweet treat!

One of the reasons I created this recipe is so that my sweet little Nay Nay {aka: Naomi} could enjoy eating apples too! She took a little longer to get her teeth than my other kids, and I was tired of feeding her bananas and blueberries! These soft, cinnamony, bite-sized apples are perfect for adults and kids of all ages!  {Note: when I serve these apples to my babies I do peel them first}!

These Stovetop Cinnamon apples taste like a warm apple pie, but they come together in a fraction of the time and are SO much healthier! This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, vegan AND paleo! Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!

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Stovetop Cinnamon Apples

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 cups of apples

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cut apples into same-sized pieces (about ½-1” cubes).
  2. Put apples pieces into a skillet with 2 TBS water. Cover the pan and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples become slightly soft and water is absorbed.
  3. Add 1 TBS of coconut oil to the skillet. Stir apples and oil together until all the apples are coated. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring every minute or so, until the apples become soft (you may need to cover them for the last 2 minutes).
  4. Add Maple syrup, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Stir until well mixed.
  5. Cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring every minute until the apples reach your desired softness!
  6. Remove from heat and serve!

Recipe Notes

*You can choose whether or not you peel your apples (if I'm feeding them to a baby without teeth I always peel them)! **Butter can be substituted for coconut oil. ***Any sweetener you'd like can be substituted for the maple syrup. I have used honey and granulated sugar with excellent results.

These Stovetop Cinnamon apples taste like a warm apple pie, but they come together in a fraction of the time and are SO much healthier! This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, vegan AND paleo! Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!

One of the things I miss the most about fall in Illinois is going apple picking. We have yet to find a great orchard relatively close to us in Utah…and it totally bums me out! However we do have some amazing farmer’s markets…so I can still buy farm-fresh apples – just without the fun experience of picking them ourselves. I especially love honey crisps, and I am SO not ready for their season to be drawing to an end!

If you love apple recipes then check out this Paleo Apple Cake too! YUM!

Question: What is your favorite apple variety? Do you love apple pie? 

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These Stovetop Cinnamon apples taste like a warm apple pie, but they come together in a fraction of the time and are SO much healthier! This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar free, vegan AND paleo! Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!

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