Maple Cinnamon Baked Apples are the perfect Fall treat served for breakfast, a side dish for dinner or over ice cream for dessert. These baked apples are Paleo, dairy & refined sugar-free!
If you live in the South, I'm sure you have seen or experienced cinnamon baked apples at the popular Southern restaurant, Cracker Barrel. My girls absolutely love them! In the past, I use to enjoy them occasionally for a special treat. But these days, I love making them myself with a few healthy ingredient swaps, but same great taste.
These Maple Cinnamon Baked Apples are one of the best desserts during the Fall season! They are perfect just on their own, but even better with a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream or served over pancakes.
These cinnamon apples are so easy to make and taste just like a delicious apple pie filling.
Here’s the ingredients you will need:
Most cinnamon apple recipes are made using brown sugar. I stopped using brown sugar years ago and discovered this healthy little swap below...
I must mention another ingredient swap here. All corn products are inflammatory, including corn starch. So what I do is replace any recipe that might use cornstarch with arrowroot flour. Arrowroot flour is a gluten/grain-free flour and can be used as a thickening agent. I also use arrowroot flour in many of my baked good and dessert recipes. It is perfect in recipes when combined with almond or coconut flour.
Preheat oven to 375 and grease an 8x8 baking dish with palm shortening.
Peel and slice apples, coating them with lemon juice to prevent browning.
In a medium size bowl, mix the rest of the ingredients and pour over the apples.
Bake the apples for 20 minutes and then take out of the oven and stir. Bake for another 10 to 15 minutes until desired tenderness. Start checking apples at 30 minutes. Depending on the size of your slices, the apples might need less or more cooking time.
Serve warm and enjoy!
I prefer using apples like Honeycrisp, Fuji or Gala because they hold up when baking dessert apples. There are some apples that become soft and mushy after cooking them.
These cinnamon apples can be used so many different ways. Here's how my family enjoys them:
These Maple Cinnamon Baked Apples are so simple and delicious, I do hope you give them a try! Let me know if you do!
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