Johnny is going through this phase where he doesn’t “love any fruits or vegetables”–his words, not mine. He’ll eat applesauce and maybe two slices of cucumber, that’s it. So I decided to try to get creative with our fruit and veggie intake this week. And it worked. Boom.
This is an easy, healthy recipe for baked cinnamon apples. It takes all of five minutes to prepare. And it tastes so good–and makes your house smell amazing. Win, win, win.
It would be an easy way to prepare pears, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash too. I’m going to try the sweet potatoes tonight. Yum.
Baked Cinnamon Apples
- three apples
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons melted coconut oil (use refined, no coconut smell and no coconut taste)
- 3 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 shakes nutmeg
Wash, peel and core/slice your apples.
Cut your slices into halves or thirds.
Melt your coconut oil. I microwave mine (actually Deano does, he’s really into pressing the numbers), usually about 90 seconds.
Place your apples in the container of melted coconut oil. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg. Throw the lid on the container and shake, shake, shake to coat all the apples.
Open the lid just a little to allow the steam to escape. Microwave your apples for about 3 minutes. They’ll be hot and steamy, so use hot pads. Shake them again with the lid on.
These are a sweet treat if you’re doing a Whole30. Or if you’re trying to trick your kids into eating more fruits and veggies. Mother of the year over here, I know.