Sautéed Cinnamon Apples

These Stovetop Cinnamon Sautéed 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! 
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon apples, healthy sauteed apples, paleo cinnamon apples, sauteed apples, sauteed cinnamon apples recipe, stovetop cinnamon apples
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 cups of apples (4 servings)
Calories 95.8kcal
Author Laura



  • Cut apples into same-sized pieces (about ½-1” cubes).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Add Maple syrup, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Stir until well mixed.
  • Cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring every minute until the apples reach your desired softness!
  • Remove from heat and serve!



  • You can choose whether or not you peel your apples (if I'm feeding them to a baby without teeth I always peel them)!
Ingredient Substitutions 
  • 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.


Calories: 95.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.6g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 3.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 112.7mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 12.8g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.3mg