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Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

January 9, 2020

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

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.

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

This 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.

If you’ve been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’ve seen the other similar recipes like this one.

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

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.

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

As mentioned, one of those recipes includes this Gluten Free + Vegan Maple Peach Blueberry Crisp recipe. It’s the perfect small-sized sweet treat that includes healthy ingredients and is sweetened with maple syrup. Made in just 45 short minutes and is a great way to kick-start your day, snack in between lunch, or end the night off with a little something sweet!

Then there’s this Vegan Southern Maple Peach Cobbler which is a beautiful rendition of a classic cobbler with a twist. Not only does it boast of it’s Southern touch, but it’s also entirely vegan and dairy-free, and comes topped with perfectly imperfect dollops of sweet maple-cinnamon biscuits; adding a nice kick of flavor to the creamy peach filling. Gluten-Free option available.

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

This Easy Vegan Strawberry Peach Cobbler is not your traditional cobbler. Not only does it boast it’s Southern touch, but it’s also entirely vegan and dairy-free, and comes topped with perfectly imperfect dollops of sweet cinnamon biscuits; adding a nice kick of flavor to the creamy strawberry-peach filling.

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

What you’ll LOVE most about this recipe?

It’s super easy to make.

All Vegan ingredients.

One-pan making process.

Great Balance between tender + crispy.

Full of warm spices.

Requires staple ingredients.

Can be enjoyed with a scoop of your favorite vegan ice cream. (mine being So Delicious’ frozen treats!)

Truly AMAZING!

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

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.

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT APPLES, ANYWAY?

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).

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

NEED A FEW APPLE RECIPE IDEAS?

When it comes to this Apple Cranberry Ginger Lemon Detox Juice, it’s all about the spicy ginger and cranberry flavors paired with the bit of tartness from the lemon and granny apples. Great as a detox or a boost in digestion and immune system support; this recipe is completely natural, easy to make, and perfect for the Fall season. All Vegan ingredients.

This Caramel Apple Spice Cheesecake is the perfect Fall-inspired dessert with every bite. This cheesecake comes completely based with a thick tasty Pecans + Graham Cracker crust, a velvety delicious caramel cheesecake filling and a scrumptious caramelized apple spice glaze on top.

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

These Homemade Vegan Apple-Cinnamon Pop Tarts are nothing short of flaky, naturally sweet, and bursting with comforting spice flavors, both inside + out and topped with a beautiful Maple frosting.

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

This Homemade Slow Cooker Apple Cider is the epitome of the sweet smelling Fall season. It’s super easy to make (just set it and forget it!), requires only a handful of ingredients, warm and comforting. Bold apple flavor, a hint of citrus, warm spices, and naturally sweetened (if preferred). Can be enjoyed hot or cold. All vegan and gluten-free.

This Cinnamon Chia Oatmeal with Caramelized Apple is the ultimate healthy + hearty recipe. This Oatmeal is creamy, packed with warm spices, and will surely keep you full all morning! The warm caramelized apples atop gives a great sweet and tart balance, while the nuts add a nice crunch that helps this dish burst with fall season goodness! Plus, it’s made in no time (10-15 minutes to be exact!) and it’s all vegan and gluten-free. Overnight option available.

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

Let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

Start by pre-heating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a medium cast iron skillet with butter.

In a medium bowl, stir together the filling ingredients and set aside.

Prep the apples by cutting them in half in the middle through their core, scooping out the inside core, about 1 Tbsp or 1 1/2 Tbsps worth of the middle. Set aside and squeeze lemon juice on them if needed to prevent them from browning.

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

Make the Vegan Caramel Sauce:

In a small sauce pan over medium-high heat, add the coconut cream, brown sugar, and arrowroot starch and whisk together until mixture begins to bubble. Bring the mixture to a simmer and continue to stir frequently until sauce begins to thicken slightly, about 5-6 minutes. Add pinch of sea salt. Remove from heat.

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

Assembly:

Add half of the homemade vegan caramel sauce to the bottom of the prepared skillet and then line apples (skin side down) and side by side atop sauce.

Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, scoop the prepared filling into each apple (don’t be afraid to be generous! Haha.) and top with remaining caramel sauce.

Covered with foil, bake for 20 minutes before removing foil and baking for an additional 20 minutes, until the crumble is golden brown and apples are tender. NOTE: Half-way through, be sure to scoop sauces from the sides onto apples to keep them ‘moist’.

Once done, remove from oven and serve immediately with a side of your favorite vegan/dairy-free ice cream.

Bon Appetit!

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Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

Vegan Baked Cinnamon Caramel Apples

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Serves: 4 servings
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Ingredients

  • 4 medium organic Gala Apples, halved

FILLING:

  • 1 1/2 cups Rolled oats, GF version if preferred
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp ground all spice

VEGAN CARAMEL SAUCE:

  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup organic brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsps vegan butter
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  • Start by pre-heating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a medium 10-inch cast iron skillet with butter.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together the filling ingredients until combined and wet-like in texture. Set aside.
  • Prep the halved apples by scooping out the inside core using a spoon. Set aside in a bowl and squeeze lemon juice on them to prevent them from browning.

TO MAKE VEGAN CARAMEL SAUCE:

  • Heat the brown sugar in a medium skillet over medium-high heat and stir constantly using a rubber spatula until clumps are formed. Add vegan butter and continue to stir until everything has melted and become a dark 'amber-like' color. Continue to stir consistently until fully melted and bubbly, about 2-3 minutes.

ASSEMBLY:

  • Add half of the homemade vegan caramel sauce to the bottom of the prepared skillet and then line apples (skin side down + open side up) side by side atop sauce.
  • Using an ice cream scoop (or spoon), scoop the filling into each apple (don't be afraid to be generous! Haha.) and top with remaining caramel sauce.
  • Cover with foil, bake for 20 minutes before removing foil and baking for another 5-10 minutes, until the crumble is golden brown and apples are tender. NOTE: Half-way through, be sure to scoop sauces from the sides onto apples to keep them 'moist'.
  • Once done, remove from oven and serve immediately with a scoop of your favorite dairy-free ice cream or Cocowhip.
  • Bon Appetit!

Tips & Tricks

  • STORAGE: 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.
  • FILLING: For an extra crunch, you can choose to add nuts such as Walnuts or Pecans. Reduce oats to 1/2 cup and add the nuts as other 1/2 cup.

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  1. 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!