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Easy Stovetop Sautéed Cinnamon Apples Recipe

All these Stovetop Sautéed Cinnamon Apples taste like a hot apple pie, but they come together in 5 minutes and are SO much healthier! This recipe produces a perfect for breakfast, and a snack, or dessert and is gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Paleo, Snack
Cuisine: American, daily free, gluten free, low carb, oil free, vegan
Keyword: cinnamon apples, healthy sauteed apples, paleo cinnamon apples, sauteed apples, sauteed cinnamon apples recipe, stovetop cinnamon apples
Servings: 3 Cups
Calories: 95.8kcal
Author: Feodora Nastashia


  • 3 apples about 3 cups chopped*
  • 2 TBS water
  • 1 TBS coconut oil
  • 1 TBS 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 TBS 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 TBS 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.