Stovetop Sauteed Cinnamon Apples
If you have a sweet tooth but are looking to cut back on sugar, this recipe is made just for you. These sautéed cinnamon apples have a subtle caramelization and are perfectly spiced. They’re wonderful on pancakes, crepes, or French toast as a topping. Most preferably though, you can serve them as a healthy dessert by themselves or with a dollop of vanilla ice cream. All of which makes this a simple way to impress your guests and relish your desserts without shoveling sugar into your mouth.
What is Stovetop Sauteed Cinnamon Apples?
Sweet candies and desserts flavored with Cinnamon have been all the rage in the United States for the past few years. Cinnamon sugar has therefore enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity. However, you do not need the sugar to enjoy a cinnamon flavoured sweet. Just sauteing apples in cinnamon powder and vanilla can give you a sweet and savory dessert that’s healthy and tasty. In this recipe, I also add maple syrup to cover the lack of sugar. You will not taste any difference from the absence of sugar in this recipe.
Notable Ingredients at a Glance
Apples – 4 cups of apple, cut into cubes. The type of Apples you use in this recipe dictates the final flavor. Avoid using tart varieties such as Granny Smiths. You can use Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious, or Gala instead. The freshest of the bunch will retain the most crispness for this recipe since we are going to cook the apples.
Cinnamon Powder – The two most common types of cinnamon found in the market are Ceylon and Cassia. Ceylon cinnamon is preferable but it is also harder to find and more expensive. In a pinch, you can use cassia and get away with it. But if you want the best results, my advice would be to track down and find the Ceylon variety.
Maple syrup – You can add as much as you want or skip the maple syrup if you want the flavor of the apples to shine through. If you are not used to the taste of sugar-free food then I’d advise starting off with Maple syrup to get used to it. You can slowly wean off of the maple syrup and go natural over time.
Vanilla extract- We don’t want to overpower the flavor of the apples so a little amount of vanilla extract balances the flavor.
Butter/Coconut oil – Butter or coconut oil is the most preferred choice.
How to prepare the Stovetop Sauteed Cinnamon Apples?
Melt the butter in a pan on low heat. Add the apples to the pan.
Saute on low heat for 5 mins till they turn golden brown. The caramelization of the apples is essential for the taste of the apples to develop.
Now add the salt, cinnamon powder, and vanilla. Mix them well to coat all of the apples.
Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low flame for another 2 min.
Turn the heat off and add the maple syrup. Mix well again to coat everything.
Enjoy the dessert with zero guilt!
Some expert tips for preparing Stovetop Sauteed Cinnamon Apples
- Use coconut oil to make this recipe vegan.
- You can substitute the maple syrup with honey.
Stovetop Sautéed Cinnamon Apples
- Prep Time: 9 mins
- Cook Time: 8 mins
- Total Time: 17 mins
- Yield: 2 1x
Stovetop Sautéed Cinnamon Apples is a fun healthier dessert to feel good about!
- 4 cups Apples – cut in cubes.
- 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
- ½ tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Maple syrup
- ⅛ tsp Vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp Butter/Coconut oil
- Melt the butter in a pan on low
- Now add the apples.
- Saute on low heat for 5 mins till they turn golden.
- Now add the salt, cinnamon powder and vanilla.
- Mix well.
- Cover the pan with a lid and cook on low for another 2 min.
- Turn the heat off and add the maple syrup.
- Mix well.
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