Warm and Spicy Stovetop Cinnamon Apples

These cinnamon apples are the perfect healthy, whole food plant based treat any time of day, but the best part is that they’re so simple to make! All you need is a few ingredients to make the best cinnamon apples ever. Keep reading to see how!

Warm and spicy stovetop cinnamon apples

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I just love fall recipes, don’t you?

This warm and spicy stovetop cinnamon apple recipe comes together in less than 15 minutes for a comforting dish that instantly makes you think of fall and chilly weather! It’s especially delicious if you use fresh mountain apples such as Cameo (my favorite), Pink Lady, Granny Smith, or Gala, although any apple variety will do.

Oh, and your house will smell ah-mazing while the apples are cooking, so I call that a double win!

These cinnamon apples are:

  • Whole food, plant-based
  • Vegan
  • Oil-free
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • 100% delicious!
Plant-based cinnamon apple recipe

I’ll find any excuse to devour these cinnamon apples, but they’re especially good as a plant-based dessert, side dish, snack, or topping for your favorite breakfast oatmeal. You can even make this recipe as a side dish or dessert for your Thanksgiving dinner!

Let me show you how to make my very favorite whole food, plant-based cinnamon apples that rival even the best fried apples you’ve ever tasted.

I’m looking at you, Cracker Barrel.

How to Make Stovetop Cinnamon Apples

Adapted from Laura’s recipe at JoyFoodSunshine.com.

Stovetop cinnamon apples

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cubed apples (about 5 large apples)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract

Instructions

1. Add apple cubes and water to a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover with a lid, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Add maple syrup, ground cinnamon, sea salt, and vanilla extract to the pot and stir until all of the apples are evenly coated. Return the lid to the pot and cook an additional 5 minutes or until the apples are as soft as you like.

3. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes about 4 cups of cinnamon apples, which serves 6.

½ inch apple cubes cook more quickly than larger apple chunks, but feel free to use whatever size you prefer. If you use thicker apple cubes or even apple wedges, you’ll need to cook them longer.

Any apple variety will work for this recipe, but I tend to use either Gala, Cameo, Granny Smith, or a combination of these.

Printable Recipe for Stovetop Cinnamon Apples

Here is a printable version of the stovetop cinnamon apple recipe that you can print and keep for easy reference:

Warm and spicy stovetop cinnamon apples

Warm and Spicy Stovetop Cinnamon Apples

Summer Sebastian
These cinnamon apples are the perfect healthy, whole food plant based treat any time of day, but the best part is that they’re so simple to make! Vegan, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and gluten-free.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 86 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 cups cubed apples (about 5 large apples)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Add apple cubes and water to a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cover with a lid, and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add maple syrup, ground cinnamon, sea salt, and vanilla extract to the pot and stir until all of the apples are evenly coated. Return the lid to the pot and cook an additional 5 minutes or until the apples are as soft as you like.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

This recipe makes about 4 cups of cinnamon apples, which serves 6.
½ inch apple cubes cook more quickly than larger apple chunks, but feel free to use whatever size you prefer. If you use thicker apple cubes or even apple wedges, you’ll need to cook them longer.
Any apple variety will work for this recipe, but I tend to use either Gala, Cameo, Granny Smith, or a combination of these.
The calorie count for this recipe is approximate and should only be used for informational purposes.
Keyword cinnamon apples, plant-based, quick, vegan

Final Thoughts on This Healthy Cinnamon Apple Recipe

Naturally sweetened cinnamon apples

I love these healthy cinnamon apples whenever I’m in the mood for a warm, spicy fall treat. And since they’re made with whole plant ingredients, I can enjoy them any time of day, either as a dessert or side dish or as a topping on oatmeal!

I just know you’ll love this recipe as much as I do, especially if you’re familiar with Southern fried apples – you know, like the kind you get at Cracker Barrel. They taste about the same, only these are a million times healthier since they aren’t drowning in butter!

Go ahead and give these stovetop cinnamon apples a try, and be sure to add this recipe to your Thanksgiving menu!

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What about you? What’s your favorite fall apple recipe?

XO, Summer

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