Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples

Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples with golden spoon and apples in the background

These Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples are so delicious! They’re baked to perfection with cinnamon, maple syrup and a little bit of brown sugar. Pairs perfect with vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream!

I have no shame when admitting my adoration for apples. I love them in any way – sliced raw with lots of peanut butter, eating it straight to the core (to the point where I have to spit out the seeds), and of course, baking them.

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And loving them, especially in the Fall, is perfect because THEY’RE SO IN SEASON, Y’ALL. Man, you haven’t lived until you’ve eaten a fresh apple in the Fall. So juicy. So crisp. So much of everything you love in life.

However, as much as I do love a fresh apple, there is something that screams “Fall” about BAKED APPLES. You don’t even need any Fall candles burning when you are baking these. Your whole house will feel as cozy as grandmas. Warm, delicious and just everything you love about this magical season.

Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples centered with golden spoon and grey cloth

These Cinnamon Spiced Baked Apples taste pretty much exactly like the inside of a warm apple pie. By baking them, you get this caramelized sauce of sugar and butter and cinnamon. It coats the apples, making them extra warm and cozy. The apples get perfectly baked but they still retain a bite to them – they never turn into mush as you might expect.

Game Changing Cinnamon Spiced Baked Apples Pro Tip:

My favorite part of this baking process is right around the end of the baking time. That is, when I take the almost done baked apples out of the oven, add a few dollops of butter and crunchy raw turbinado sugar and bake them for an additional 5 minutes. TALK ABOUT LIFE CHANGING. It’s cinnamony sugary caramely slightly crunchy goodness. Yes.

Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples in grey matte bowl with homemade whipped cream on top

Truth be told, this was probably the recipe that I’ve struggled with NOT eating while shooting the most. The smell of those cinnamon apples fresh out of the oven was luring me in. Self control, Haylie! Self control. Thankfully I held it together until it was fully photographed. And somehow there are still leftovers! #blessed

How to Eat Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples:

What I love about these apples is how diverse they are! You can eat them directly out of the pan with a spoon (like I did!) Or you can load it up in a bowl for a super easy dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream OR homemade whipped cream! The creaminess pairs perfectly with the warm spicy apples.

Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples with spoon with homemade whipped cream swirled in bowl

big bite of cinnamon spice baked apples with whipped cream mixed in

You can also meal prep these for the week! They taste awesome on top of oatmeal! Another recommendation would be spreading a thin layer of peanut butter on top of toast and then adding these warmed up apples on top. Yassss.

If you liked this recipe, here are some other Fall recipes you may like:

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies

Apple Crumble Bars with Cinnamon Spice Glaze

Chai Spiced Apple Oatmeal

Maple French Toast Granola

As always, if you guys make this recipe, please let me know! Tag me on Instagram @ourbalancedbowl – I love seeing your creations!

Cinnamon Spiced Baked Apples

These Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples are so delicious! They’re baked to perfection with cinnamon, maple syrup and a little bit of brown sugar. Pairs perfect with vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream!

Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon baked apples, cinnamon spice baked apples, healthy baked apples
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 4-5 medium apples, sliced thinly (i used a variety of gala and honeycrisp)
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • sprinkling of turbinado sugar
  • whipped cream or vanilla ice cream (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Slice your apples thinly, making sure they are even so they can cook evenly. Add to a baking dish. 

  2. On top of your apples, add your cornstarch, cinnamon, juice of half a lemon, maple syrup, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Mix together until combined. Lastly, add 1-2 tbsp of water to thicken up the "sauce" that the apples are now in.

  3. Bake for 30 minutes. Take out and stir. Add in 1 tbsp of butter and a top the apples with a sprinkle of turbinado sugar. Bake for an additional 5 minutes. 

  4. Once done, eat immediately while warm! Add on whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for garnish if desired. 

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