This Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples recipe is the perfect dessert for the entire family and any time of year. Perfectly tender halved apples, stuffed with a crispy oats + spices topping and generously drenched in vegan caramel sauce. Every bite is breath-taking and full of warmth.
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This Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples recipe has been one that I've been dying to share with you all. It's one of the very few recipes that I made in 2019, which still haven't been shared, so here it is. FINALLY. Haha. Also, It's almost like enjoying a nice cup of freshly made Apple Cider.
If you've been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you've seen the other similar recipes like this one. Crisps are such a Southern staple much like Cobbler, and while I don't have a ton of recipes that showcase both dessert types, the ones that I do have are AMAZING and a must-try.
These baked apples are such an easy, delicious, and healthier way to enjoy a sweet treat during the cooler months. If you have a ton of apples from apple picking, then this recipe is an awesome way to use up those apples. Plus, I have these really great apple recipes on the blog to help you continue your love for a good apple recipe:
Fall Harvest Apple Bacon Crostini
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Porridge
Apple Cheddar Sweet Potato Soup
Either way, you're sure to satisfy those tastebuds!
I love creating foods and sweets with a healthy twist without compromising flavor. If you’ve tried some of my other work, you’ll know that I’m always rooting for real, organic stuff as ingredients. I’m also always trying to come up with dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan versions of your favorite recipes! These Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples are no different.
Things you need to know about some of the key ingredients in this salted caramel apple crisp.
Here, I’ve curated a list of bakeware essentials that I use to achieve my favorite baking treats, especially with these Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples. Everything from my fave baking sheets, cast iron skillets, parchment paper, mixing bowls, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
One of the main components in this simple homemade vegan caramel sauce. Here’s what you need to make the sauce:
When it comes to using this vegan caramel sauce (or any leftovers), I've gathered a list of ways that you can best use it:
Even though this Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples is based on using Gala apples, you can also switch things up and add a slightly new flare in their flavor profile by adding any of the following apples for a bit more sweetness or tart:
The best part about this recipe and is that you are able to indulge in deliciously sweet flavors with the dairy or gluten.
When using oats, I usually get my GF oats from Bob's Red Mill, which are such a great option. I enjoy the Thick Cut version as well, so Im able to enjoy every bite.
Whelp, in case you weren’t aware—Apples have a few great benefits when it comes to your health. Yup. That good saying, “One Apple a day keeps the Doctor away” is a fact. Haha.
In fact, Apples actually help to improve Neurological health, helps to prevent dementia, reduces your risk for stroke, lowers bad cholesterol, reduces your risk of diabetes, helps to ward off breast cancer, and helps to fight obesity.
When it comes to daily nutrition, Apples contain all the important stuff—Vitamin C, B-Complex Vitamins, Fiber, Calcium, Potassium, and Phytonutrients (which helps to protect our bodies from free radicals).
When it comes to making these Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples or ANY baked apple related dessert for that matter, here are a few things that are often asked and here are my findings and answers to those questions:
Honestly, I like to sometimes keep on the skin (like in this recipe) and sometimes I peel it. The only difference between the two is the texture and consistency, which doesn't truly bother me. If you prefer a particular texture, definitely peel!
Generally, they take about 25-30 minutes for everything to bubble and become golden and tender. However, the automatic rule of thumb is once the topping is golden brown!
Once stored for later, it'll get soggy in the refrigerated, however, the trick is to re-heat it in the oven for it to warm up and crisp up nicely again.
For the most simplest, but tasty way---I like to scoop my baked apples in a bowl and top it with my favorite dairy-free ice cream or whipped cream, but you can enjoy it by itself. Of course, you can always change things up with your breakfast by serving a few scoops of baked apples atop your favorite yogurt as a yogurt bowl.
Leftover caramel sauce can be stored in a tightly sealed mason jar for up to two weeks. When ready to use, simply reheat sauce in the microwave at 15 second intervals until softened and at room temp.
Best if served on the same day of making recipe. If made ahead of time (a few hours before serving), simply re-warm in the oven on 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Leftovers should be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
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These sound so good. The cinnamon is sure to really bring out their flavor. My mom used to bake apples whole when I was little and I love them.
Love the look of these baked cinnamon caramel apples!! I can just imagine how amazing they must taste. So great that they're vegan as well!!
These look simply delicious! Thanks for sharing!
My daughter is vegan and I can't wait to make these apples for her! She is going to love them!
I love a healthy and sweet dish like this! Perfect for when I'm craving something for dessert that will allow me to stick to my New Year's goals!