warm spiced cinnamon apples in a bowl with non-dairy vanilla ice cream

5 from 3 reviews

Warm, soft, apples wrapped in cinnamon galore, this healthy skillet cinnamon apples recipe is perfectly sweet, easy to make and is perfect served with ice cream, on pancakes, or eaten as is!



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Heat butter or oil, over medium heat, add apple slices and saute for 6 minutes.

Mix the cold water and cornstarch, set aside.

To the apples, add the sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and water mixture, and stir to combine. Continue cooking at a gentle boil for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until apples are fork tender.

Let cool a few minutes before serving.

Serve with non-dairy ice cream, on top of cinnamon oatmeal, waffles, french toast and pancakes, or enjoy as is.

Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 – 6 days. You can also freeze for up to 2 months.

Serves 4 – 6


Use your favorite apples. I love a mix of sweet and tart, so I used 2 Granny Smiths and 2 Fuji apples. Feel free to use all one color. If using all Granny Smiths, you may consider adding 1 more tablespoon of sugar.

You can also substitute sugar for 3 – 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup.

If you don’t have arrowroot or cornstarch on hand, you can still prepare these apples by omitting them. It just will not have the syrup, but will stiff be delicious!