If you are looking for a quick and healthy breakfast, dessert, or snack, try making these stovetop sautéed cinnamon apples. They taste just like an apple pie, but they are easy to make you can substitute certain ingredients to make it as healthy as you wish!


  • 3 apples about 3 cups, chopped
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp pure vanilla extract


  • Cut apples into same-sized pieces (about ½-1” cubes).
  • Put apples pieces into a skillet with 2 tbsp water. Cover the pan and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the apples become slightly soft and water is absorbed.
  • Add 1 tbsp of coconut oil to the skillet. Stir apples and oil together until all the apples are coated. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring every minute or so, until the apples become soft (you may need to cover them for the last 2 minutes).
  • Add Maple syrup, cinnamon, salt and vanilla. Stir until well mixed.
  • Cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring every minute until the apples reach your desired softness!
  • Remove from heat and serve!


  • You can choose whether or not you peel your apples (if I’m feeding them to a baby without teeth I always peel them)!

Ingredient Substitutions 

  • Butter can be substituted for coconut oil.
  • Any sweetener you’d like can be substituted for the maple syrup. I have used honey and granulated sugar with excellent results.


Calories: 95.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 16.6g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 3.7g | Saturated Fat: 3.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 112.7mg | Fiber: 2.4g | Sugar: 12.8g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 7.5mg | Calcium: 14mg| Iron: 0.3mg