Microwave Cinnamon Apples
I’m super lucky that my kids LOVE fruit, but sometimes we all need a bit more of a “dessert” feel than just munching on a raw apple. I have been making this recipe for microwave cinnamon apples for years now. We ALL love it! And I love that it takes about 5-10 minutes, tops. The boys will eat this up and it’s a treat for Hubby and I, too.
How do you use up apples?
While Fall is apple season, there is usually a great supply of different apples year round and we usually have apples lying around, because we love them! We like to change it up with whatever is on sale and try new apples. Have you ever visited a store that has all of these apples that you have never even heard of before? It’s apple paradise! Once you make this recipe, you will find that any apple works. We prefer Gala, Golden Delicious, or Fuji, but have used other kinds, as well. Feel free to adjust or omit the honey, try a different sweetener, and any add-ins you’d like. Go crazy with this recipe, it’s guaranteed delicious!
Did you know that 15,000 different breeds of apples once grew in the US! Apple growers have tried for years to make a new apple for every taste and preference. Some prefer tart apples or sweet apples, and some are looking for flavored apples or apples that don’t brown after you cut them. With all of this apple perfecting going on, I prefer to shop organic to know that my apples are not messed around with too much!
What kind of apples do I use when I make microwave apples?
My favorite type of apple to use in this recipe is honeycrisp apples, but any kind will work! Gala apples, pink lady, green apples, granny smith apples, or even, as a last resort, red delicious apples. (Yes, it is true that I am not a fan of red delicious, but if that’s all that you have, this simple recipe will still work!)
What about sweeteners?
The thing about apples is that they have natural sweetness, so really you don’t need any sweetener in this recipe, from my personal experience. Unless you are using red delicious, then, well, you will need something to make these apples taste better. ha! Seriously though, if you need a sweetener to help satisfy your sweet tooth, I recommend maple syrup or honey. You can use any sweetener of your choice or use more or less sugar than this recipe calls for. Brown sugar, white sugar, dark brown sugar, coconut sugar, sweet and low, stevia, anything goes! Just modify it to your liking for this sweet snack!
What spices can I use?
This recipe is for cinnamon apples, but you for sure can use any spices, especially if you want that apple pie filling feel. You can add nutmeg and allspice along with cinnamon that is common in apple pie spice, or you could use pumpkin pie spice, even, which includes ground cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and sometimes allspice.
Microwave cinnamon apples make a great after school snack or after dinner dessert!
You can use this recipe as a quick dessert that is ready in a fraction of the time that an apple pie would take. Serve as a side dish next to a main meal of pork chops or grilled chicken. This apple cinnamon healthy recipe will be adored by all who eat it!
Need a more substantial easy meal? Try making your baked potato in the microwave!
Make this recipe in the Instant Pot!