Deliciously fragrant baked apple slices are one of my favorite afternoon snacks. I like to serve them with creamy Greek yogurt.
Baked apple slices with cinnamon are wonderful! And they don’t even need brown sugar to taste good.
Sliced raw apple is delicious, no doubt. But when you take those same apple slices, sprinkle them with cinnamon and bake, the crunchy, tart apple transforms into a fragrant, sweet, delicious dessert.
Should I add brown sugar?
I don’t add any sugar to these baked apple slices. Fuji apples (or similar varieties) provide more than enough sweetness, in my opinion.
As long as you don’t use tart varieties such as Granny Smith, there’s truly no need for added sugar. Simply sprinkle the apple slices with cinnamon, and bake until tender.
How to serve baked apple slices?
These baked apple slices make a wonderful and very healthy dessert. Or you can also serve them with a cup of plain Greek yogurt for a healthy, filling snack. My kids love having them with yogurt for their afternoon snack!
How healthy are baked apple slices?
I think they are very healthy! Since I don’t add any sweeteners to this recipe, it’s basically just apples and cinnamon. Apples are very healthy, unless you need to limit your carbs. And cinnamon has several health benefits.
What about leftovers?
I don’t normally have leftovers when making baked apple slices. But when I do, I find that they keep well in the fridge for 2-3 days, and are great when reheated in the microwave on 50% power.
More apple recipes you might enjoy
If you do feel like making a sweeter, yet still healthy, apple dessert, try this delicious paleo and (relatively) low carb apple crumble. And while this apple crisp contains oats, it is a far healthier version than most apple crisps.
Baked Apple Slices
- 1 large Fuji apple, unpeeled
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Cut the apple in half, then cut each half into four slices, discarding the core.
- Sprinkle the apple slices with cinnamon on both sides. Arrange in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 10 minutes on each side, until golden-brown and tender.