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, every time 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. ;) )

Recipe:
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 into slices. Sometimes, I cut them into smaller pieces, say if they were going to top a yogurt for a healthy (but super sweet) breakfast, other times just regular 'ol wedges work. Place slices and the rest of your ingredients into a bag. But make sure to leave a small "breathing hole" Place in microwave for ~ 2 minutes. 
Be careful when taking out of microwave, as the bag will be 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. 
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/product-reviews/consumer-protection/plastic-safety-heat-food-6 

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


6 comments:

  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.

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    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: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/product-reviews/consumer-protection/plastic-safety-heat-food-6

      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!

      :)

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

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

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  4. Thank you for this recipe! Just a suggestion, could you add a printable link version without the pictures? I know it's an easy to remember recipe, but I like to print out my recipes for my whole 30 :) Thanks again for the recipe!

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  5. can you use regular veg oil?

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