I love baked apples in the Fall…the cinnamon smell wafts through the kitchen. This is an easy recipe for breakfast side dish, snack or dessert. Suitable for Paleo diet, Primal diet, GAPS diet and SCD diet. These look delish, don’t they?
Preheat your oven to 340 degrees F. Peel 3 or more apples and cut into quarters. Remove core pieces and remaining peel from top and bottom of apples. Place apples into an overly large baking dish (glass, porcelain, metal frying pan, or cookie sheet are preferred), so there is room between the apples and the side of the baking pan. This will help them brown.
Sprinkle cinnamon over them all on both sides. (Ground nutmeg and cloves would also be good on these.) Put coconut oil directly over them. (It doesn’t have to be liquid – you can stir it after the oven heats up. You could use butter, too, but you might lower the oven another 10 degrees.)
Place in oven and heat for 5 minutes. Then stir the apples around the pan, coating them in the now-melted coconut oil.
Bake for 20-30 minutes until tender when a fork is inserted into them. You can flip them over if you want to, or not. Then remove from oven.
Time to Eat!! My Favorite!
Serve apples in a bowl by themselves, or with toppings: MCT oil (a form of liquid coconut oil that slows sugar absorption), coconut milk (warm in baking dish after the apples are removed), nuts, cream, raisins and/or honey. Usually these are so sweet that honey is not necessary. (The photo below has coconut milk and honey. There would have been more, but I ate them!)
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