These 6-ingredient Baked Cinnamon Sugar Apples are the easiest apple dessert! Not only are these sugared apples vegan and gluten-free, but they also pair beautifully with yogurt and granola for a sweet breakfast treat.
A few years ago I made the best Baked Maple Cinnamon Stuffed Pears and knew I wanted to make a similar dessert, but with apples!
- Sugar: You can swap out the brown sugar and cane sugar for coconut sugar or maple sugar to make these apples refined sugar-free!
- Cinnamon: If you'd like a different flavor, try swapping out the cinnamon for apple pie spice!
How to make cinnamon sugar apples
Prep apples & coat them with lemon juice
First, cut the apples in half. Then, cut a small sliver of apple off the round ends of each half so they lay flat. After that, use a melon ball scooper to core the apples and remove the seeds.
Add the apple halves to a baking tray and coat them with lemon juice. This helps them bake faster and also gives them a nice tangy flavor.
Mix & add the cinnamon sugar mixture
In a small bowl whisk together the brown sugar, sugar, melted vegan butter, and cinnamon.
Then, add the cinnamon sugar mixture to the apple halves.
Bake the apples
Add the tray of cinnamon sugar apples to the oven and bake at 375F for 40-45 minutes.
The apples will be soft and tender but still hold their shape. If you bake them too long, they may fall apart.
Let them cool slightly and then serve!
What toppings work on baked apples
I kept these pretty simple and served them with plant-based yogurt and granola! If you're looking for a granola recipe, I highly suggest trying out my Maple Almond Butter Granola or Chai Pecan Granola.
If you want, you can even add a streusel to the apples before baking. If doing this, use the streusel recipe from my vegan apple muffins.
You can also serve these apples over vegan ice cream or with a large spoonful of whipped cream and cinnamon on top!
How to store baked apples
Baked Apples are really best enjoyed right after baking when warm!
However, they can be stored in a closed container in the fridge for 48 hours. After that, they get a little too soggy and aren't as good. They do not freeze well.
I can't wait for you to try these Baked Cinnamon Sugar Apples! They are such an easy and delicious way to enjoy apples and make a great vegan breakfast recipe. Enjoy!
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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Apples
- 3 large Honeycrisp apples
- ½ Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 ½ Tablespoons sugar
- 1 ½ Tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 ½ Tablespoon vegan butter melted
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¾ cup vegan yogurt
- 3 Tablespoons granola
- Preheat the oven to 375F and prep the apples by cutting them in half and trimming off the round ends so they lay flat. Then, use a melon baller to remove the seeds from the center of each apple half.
- Add the apple halves to a baking tray and coat them with lemon juice.
- In a separate bowl mix together the sugar, brown sugar, melted vegan butter, and cinnamon.
- Coat the apples with the cinnamon sugar mixture. Then, add to the oven to bake for 40-45 minutes until the apples are soft and tender, but still hold their shape.
- Remove the cooked apples from the oven and let them cool slightly.
- Serve the baked apples as is or add yogurt, granola, or any toppings you prefer before enjoying!
- Baked Apples are really best enjoyed right after baking when warm!
- However, they can be stored in a closed container in the fridge for 48 hours. After that, they get a little too soggy and aren't as good.
- They do not freeze well.