Cinnamon Fried Apples (only 3 healthy ingredients!)

Mar 4th
fried apples

I thought I would share one of my go-to, super easy recipes with you today. This is one of those recipes that ends up on our plates at least once a week. I serve it for breakfast with sausage patties, yogurt, pancakes, waffles, crepes, chia seed pudding, or just by its self. I will serve it with lunch or dinner as a side dish, or with sausage and sweet potatoes, or on a kale salad. Or as dessert with some vanilla ice cream and toasted pecans or transfer to a baking dish and top with a streusel topping or pie crust and bake for a quick apple crisp or pie. Chopped up and added to muffins or other baked good is also a delicious option.

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This recipe is just so east to make and Jude (who is 2 and a 1/2) can help me make it! He loves watching me cut up the apples and then I let him put them in the *cold* pan. It takes a little longer this way, but its worth the wait so that he can feel included. I really want to teach my children to cook by including them in the process. Cooking such a wonderful lifeskill and I think the best way to learn is by doing.

This recipe is really more about proportions than it is about measurements. For every medium sized apple, I add a tablespoon of really good butter and a teaspoon of ground cinnamon. In general, I just eyeball things. But, I will give you the measurements so that you can have a no fail experience :)

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If you want this recipe to be vegan or if you are on the Whole30 you can use coconut oil instead of butter. It will give the apples a slightly different taste, but its really quite yummy.

Lets talk apples. In general I am a fan of Honeycrisps, Galas, and Granny Smiths. But that is just my preference. You can use pretty much any apple with a crisp or firm flesh, Pink Ladies, Mutsu, and McIntosh are also really good verities for cooking and baking.

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  • 2 medium sized apples
  • 2 tablespoons clarified butter (or coconut oil)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Slice or chop the apples, removing the core. Removing the skin or leaving it on is totally up to personal preference. Melt the butter in skillet over medium heat. Add the apples and cinnamon and stir to combine. “Fry” or sauté in the skillet for a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples start to soften and caramelize.

 

Here are some of the recipes I have served with these Cinnamon Fried Apples:

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Massaged Kale Salad with chicken and apple sausage, cinnamon fried apples, mashed sweet potato fritter, dried cranberries, and toasted nuts

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Paleo Pumpkin Spice Silver Dollar Pancakes with Cinnamon Fried Apples and Pumpkin Cream

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Cinnamon Apple Chia Seed Pudding

 

My grandmother eats these every morning.

What do you eat fried apples with?

Happy Mardi Gras My Darlings!

XOXO,

Corey

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