Baked Cinnamon Apples
A simple, delicious way to liven up your apples!
Not my absolute favorite fruit in the world, but they have their merits. I always buy them thinking, these are good for you, Paula. You will eat them.
And then…well sometimes (ok, most of the time) they just sit on my counter or in my fridge until they start to get squishy and gross and I toss them in the trash feeling a slight pang of guilt.
But no more! I have found the easiest, tastiest way to eat my apples. It’s especially delicious for breakfast for some reason. And, it tastes like apple pie. Shhh, these are so good they might actually fall under the category of “sex-with-your-pants-on food”…but that’s a whole other discussion!
So, use your judgement here (as always!), and if these just taste too much like apple pie to you, it might not be a good fit for your personal Whole30 experience.
While your oven is preheating at around 400º F, take your apples and cut them up however you like, removing the core as you do so. Slather those puppies with your “fat of choice,” I personally use my favorite grass fed ghee. Coconut oil works really well here too.
If the ghee or oil is solid, it helps to melt it a bit in the microwave, just a few seconds. Toss the apples around in a bowl with the ghee or coconut oil and get them nice and coated.
Then, sprinkle with a generous amount of cinnamon and pop them in the oven in individual ramekin, a baking sheet, or glass pan– really it doesn’t matter much. In about 15 minutes you will have some soft, sweet, delicious baked apples that go really well with a breakfast of hot tea and breakfast casserole.
Disclaimer: I am not a dietician or medical professional, nor do I claim to be an authority on what foods are compliant with particular diets, so please take my advice with a grain of salt (ok, maybe a whole teaspoon). Please, be responsible and consult a physician if you have specific health concerns. Also, if you see anything you don’t agree with on my blog, feel free to comment and let me know! I’m a human being and make mistakes occasionally 🙂 Thanks!
- Preheat your oven to 400 F.
- Wash your apples and peel them if desired (I leave the yummy skin on mine). Core and slice to your liking. Remember thinner slices will cook faster, and vice versa.
- Melt the ghee or coconut oil in the microwave for 5-10 seconds. Pour the ghee or coconut oil over your apple slices in a medium sized bowl and toss to coat.
- Place your apples in a shallow dish or individual ramekins, then sprinkle evenly with cinnamon. I like to add about a teaspoon for two apples, but normally don't measure. Play around with the amounts to see what your prefer, but usually there should be only a little bit of apple showing through 🙂
- Put the apples in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the apples or soft. This will depend on the size of your apples. If I'm making these for breakfast (they make an excellent breakfast side!), I'm usually in a hurry and slice them thinner so they'll cook more quickly.
- Once the apples are soft, take them out and enjoy while they're still warm!
Looks and sounds tasty, I think I’ll get my wife to make us some straight away.