One of my favorite frozen dinners has a side of apples swimming in a sweet cinnamon syrup. I do not even want to think about the sugar content in them, but boy, were they good. Now, obviously, you and I can both do better than some reheated syrupy apples. That’s where these slow cooker cinnamon apples come into play.
Enter a crock pot and some Winesap apples. The Winesap apples from Strites’ are a good balance of tart and sweet. They are not sour like a Granny Smith apple, but they are also not as honey flavored as the Red Delicious. Feel free to use any apple variety of your choosing for this recipe, but I definitely recommend one that’s neither sweet nor sour.
Instead of white sugar to sweeten the apples, I used maple sugar. I also topped the apples with coconut oil, so this recipe is healthy even if it doesn’t seem like it. You can enjoy it guilt free! Top it on some vanilla ice cream for a sweet treat. Prepare these apples the night before and you’ll wake up to a delicious breakfast. You can serve it on pancakes or oatmeal or maybe even on top of french toast. Let me know how you like to eat cinnamon apples!
The serving size for this recipe is about 3-4 servings, but you could easily double the recipe to serve more. You could probably even pour leftovers into a freezer bag and freeze then reheat in the microwave à la frozen dinner.
- 5 apples, peeled and sliced
- ½ cup maple sugar
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- In a slow cooker, combine the apples, maple sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Top with the coconut oil.
- Cook on high for 4 hours, stirring once or twice.
The inspiration for these slow cooker cinnamon apples comes from Over the Big Moon.