Friday, February 15, 2013

Warm Cinnamon Apples {Whole30}

It's been such a stressful week that I really wanted a "dessert". But since i'm still trying to keep the Whole30 going, I'm avoiding all sugars. This includes honey, maple sugar and any and all sugars. But eating fruits is Whole30 approved! Usually, I love baked apples on top of some vanilla bean ice cream with a cup of tea! But the best part is the apples, not really the ice cream. 
Also, everytime I eat apple all I want is more warm cinnamon apple filling-- I can do without the crust. So naturally, I "paleofied"/ "Whole30-ed" my favorite dessert/fruit.
Yes-this filled that little sweet craving and is done in less than 5 minutes total. I am on my second round of Whole30 (I'm trying to keep it going...) but am past being a slave to my dessert dragon. If you are still on your first Whole30 and have an unhealthy relationship with "dessert" foods, then I'd avoid calling it a dessert... it's just warm fruit (like in pies. ;) )

1 Fuji (or Pink lady) apple
1/2 tbs. coconut oil, melted
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
**plastic ziploc bag

Directions: Peel your apple and cut it up in slices. I was home this weekend, so I got to use one of my moms fancy gadgets to cut my apple. But a regular 'ol knife and peeler work just fine. Sometimes I cut them up into smaller pieces and sometimes I leave them in wedges- up to you! Place cut apple and the rest of your ingredients in a plastic bag. Place in microwave for 2 minutes 15 seconds. 

Make sure to leave a small "un-zipped" hole in your bag. This allows for the apples to breathe a little as their cooking. Be careful when taking out of the microwave, bag is really hot! ~ENJOY

**UPDATE: If you are concerned with using a plastic bag in the microwave, please consider using a microwave safe bag. I referred to this article from Good Housekeeping when deciding on using a bag or not. 

 If that worries you as well, one of the readers suggested a microwave safe bowl with a loosly fit lid-THANKS!


  1. Wow! This is easy and delicious looking.

    One concern though. You should never microwave food in plastic bags, unless they are labelled microwave safe. You are getting chemicals from the plastic in your apples. Better to use a microwavable bowl and loose fitting lid.

    1. Hello!
      I don't think I made it clear (thank you for pointing it out) i used Ziploc double zipper storage bags (that's all I had on hand).

      I understand your concern with this though. I read this article before making them courtesy of Good Housekeeping:

      I thought I was probably safe with the bags I was using.

      If it is a concern to you or anyone else, please use the microwavable bowl and lid that you suggested! I'll add it to the post!


  2. I am doing my first whole 30 and craving sweets. I going to try this. Thank you for posting!

  3. I made these today and loved how simple and quick this is. I'll be making this again! :)