Cinnamon apples are a delightful treat that perfectly balances the line between healthy and indulgent. Whether you're a home cook looking to whip up a quick snack or a dessert lover craving something sweet yet nutritious, this recipe is for you. These tender and flavorful apples can be enjoyed on their own or paired with various accompaniments to suit your taste preferences.

Cinnamon Apples


Before we dive into the step-by-step instructions, let's gather all the ingredients you'll need. We're focusing on health-conscious choices to ensure you get the best of both worlds—taste and nutrition.

  • 4 large apples (Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Fuji work well)
  • 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup of water or apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg (optional)
  • A pinch of salt

Step-by-Step Instructions

Preparing the Apples

  1. Peel the Apples: Start by peeling the apples using a vegetable peeler. Ensure you remove all the skin for a smooth texture.
  2. Core and Slice: Remove the cores using an apple core or a knife. Slice the apples into evenly sized wedges or thin slices, depending on your preference.

Cooking the Apples

  1. Heat the Pan: Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the unsalted butter or coconut oil and let it melt.
  2. Add the Apples: Once the butter or oil is melted, add the sliced apples to the skillet. Stir to coat them evenly.
  3. Add Sweeteners and Spices: Pour in the water or apple juice, followed by the maple syrup or honey. Sprinkle the ground cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt over the apples.
  4. Cook Until Tender: Stir the mixture occasionally, ensuring the apples are evenly coated and cooked. This should take about 10-15 minutes. The apples should be tender but not overly soft.

Serving Suggestions

  • As a Dessert: Serve your cinnamon apples warm, paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of Greek yogurt. The contrast between the warm apples and cold ice cream is heavenly.
  • As a Healthy Snack: Enjoy the cinnamon apples on their own as a nutritious treat. They're perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth without the guilt.


There you have it—a simple yet delicious recipe for cinnamon apples that caters to both healthy eaters and dessert enthusiasts. We hope you enjoy making and eating this delightful dish as much as we do. Feel free to share your experience with this recipe and any modifications you've tried. We love hearing from our community of home cooks and dessert lovers!

Happy cooking!

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