roasted cinnamon apples

ok you guys, I’m pretty sure I discovered one of the easiest and most delicious ways to make your house smell like a holiday haven.

roasted. cinnamon. apples.

roasted cinnamon apples |


I don’t think I even knew how much I would love them (I have never even been a huge apple pie fan, but I had this idea of making these smoothies and if you want to make roasted apple cinnamon smoothies you kind of need roasted cinnamon apples) until I pulled them out of the oven.. and the whole house smelled amazing and the cinnamon-ey sauce was all caramelized and bubbling away.

and I almost lost it 😱👅😱👅.

roasted cinnamon apples |

so I’m bringing them to you as their very own post first because they are THAT GOOD and second as the first part of a 3 part smoothie recipe just in case you feel like being as crazy as me, all in the name of a damn delicious smoothie.

but seriously they can be eaten in at least a million perfect ways:

spooned warm over vanilla ice cream, swirled into your morning oatmeal, or as a super easy topping for some bite sized puff pastry squares (with a dollop of whipped cream? I think so.)

I made them with butter, but I don’t think you would have a single problem in the world if you decide to use coconut oil instead for a dairy free option. and I have to say, generally I tend to avoid using nutmeg as a baking spice but it fits in PERFECTLY here. it doesn’t jump out at my nutmeg-averse palate and I think you’ll find the same if you feel me on the whole nutmeg thing.

roasted cinnamon apples |


roasted cinnamon apples |


roasted cinnamon apples |


roasted cinnamon apples |

so here you go loves! my recipe for the best ever roasted cinnamon apples, and the first step in making the yummiest smoothies! (if you have enough left over by the time I get to that post!)

*my inspiration for this recipe came from a post you can find here, from Joy the Baker.

did you make this recipe? I would love to know how it turned out! you can leave me a comment below, or snap a picture and post it to instagram with the hashtag #nyssaskitchen! xo

roasted cinnamon apples |

roasted cinnamon apples

  • Author: Nyssa Tanner
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x


a super simple and delicious recipe for apples roasted with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and brown sugar.



  • 4 crisp medium apples (I used fuji), peeled and sliced into 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 2 1/2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • a pinch of ground ginger
  • a pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbs butter (or coconut oil) diced small


  1. preheat oven to 400
  2. toss peeled apple slices with brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and sea salt
  3. spread in a thin layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and scatter small cubes of butter over the top
  4. once preheated, place in the over and bake for 12 minutes.
  5. take out, toss, and spread thin again.
  6. bake for another 8 minutes and toss and spread thin again.
  7. return to the oven for another 5-7 minutes depending on your oven. when they’re done they will be quite soft, although still hold their shape, and the sauce will be thick and caramelized.
  8. let cool slightly and enjoy as desired!
  9. they will keep well in the refrigerator for at least 5 days. re-heat slightly before serving.
  • Category: dessert, fruit
  • Cuisine: vegetarian, holiday





4 thoughts on “roasted cinnamon apples

  1. Emily

    Do you think I could substitute the brown sugar for honey at all? My mom isn’t supposed to have any sugar besides honey in her diet but these as part of your smoothie look amazing! Thanks!!

    1. Nyssa Tanner Post author

      Hi Emily! yes I think that a honey substitution would be just fine! since honey is actually a bit sweeter than sugar (weird I know!) I would keep a close eye on the apples during the last bit of baking to make sure they don’t burn, but other than that I think you wouldn’t have any issues! I would love to hear how they turn out. enjoy!! 🙂

  2. Edawgatl

    Not sure how to post a picture, but I made this recipe tonight and it was delish. We went apple picking yesterday and I have a giant bag! I used Granny Smith and Rome and doubled the recipe. It was a big hit and we will have the leftovers for breakfast – alone or as an oatmeal topping with some walnuts…mmmmm. Mine didn’t get carmelized, but that’s ok 🙂

    1. Nyssa Tanner Post author

      excellent!! so happy to hear that you loved them. on oatmeal with walnuts sounds like a divine way to eat the leftovers! if you made a bigger batch the pan may have been a more crowded which would have kept the apples from caramelizing. if you have the patience and you want them to caramelize next time you could cook them in two batches! 🙂


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