Apples are my least favorite fruit, but the baked cinnamon apples change all that as I get to put them to good use. Unlike me, everybody else in my house seems to disagree, they love apples! This easy dessert is a bonus for them.
It is also not every day that you find desserts that have whole foods as their main ingredients. Most of us are likely to go for something tinned or packaged for the ingredients. If you do find the former, the recipes tend to be elaborate and take forever to get ready.
What I like about this baked cinnamon apples recipe
- It is very low in carbs when compared to other baked desserts. Its main source of carbs are the apples.
- There is no cane sugar – maple syrup is much more superior to cane sugar and has health benefits like a low Glycemic Index (GI)
- The crumb is made from almond flour, therefore it is basically flourless. I do try to limit my flour consumption only to the foods I deem to be necessary.
- Most importantly (for my family), these baked cinnamon apples can be adapted to a vegan dessert very easily.
It is easy to convert this very recipe to vegan baked cinnamon apples. Fortunately for some of us, much of the dairy ingredients can be substituted by their vegan counterparts.
Vegan baked cinnamon apples
For this recipe, you can forgo the butter and use coconut oil, olive oil, or canola. I root for canola oil all the time because of its neutral taste and lack of smell. If the buttery flavor is crucial for you, then vegan margarine will work just as well. We do have canola-based margarine in my parts, but I struggle to find it on Amazon. They do have other brands though.
The same is the case with maple syrup, simply use your favorite vegan friendly maple syrup and this recipe will be completely vegan.
The recipe fits well with these quick dessert recipes. They tend to be less in carbs and high in protein, like these baked cinnamon apples.
Depending on your diet, you can serve this crumbly delicacy with ice cream, custard, or simply enjoy it with a cup of tea. You can also have it warm or cold.
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