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
Keyword cinnamon apples, healthy sauteed apples, paleo cinnamon apples, sauteed apples, sauteed cinnamon apples recipe, stovetop cinnamon apples
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)!
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.