“Baked” Cinnamon Apples

This is probably the easiest, quickest breakfast or snack ever! I make it for the kids and husband every morning with their eggs.

The original recipe called for nuking the apples in a plastic ziplock bag, but that freaked me out. It works perfectly in a glass bowl or jar, so that’s what I do. The important part is to make sure you vent the lid for the steam to escape. Every now and then, the lid flies off my bowl in the microwave, but it really makes no difference that I’ve noticed in the way the apples cook.


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"Baked" Cinnamon Apples

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Kendra


  • 1 Sweet Apple no green apples allowed
  • 1/2 Tbsp Coconut Oil melted
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • Dash of Ground Nutmeg
  • Small Glass Bowl
  • Plastic Wrap or Lid for the Bowl


  1. Using an apple slicer (or a knife), cut your apple into wedges. You can either peel it before or after (I prefer after). Cut wedges in half, if you prefer, or if this is for little ones.
  2. Put the coconut oil in the small bowl (I use a Pyrex dish for this) and microwave it for about 15-20 seconds until it's melted.
  3. Place apples and all other ingredients into the glass bowl. Mix it around to get the oil and spices on all the apples. Don't stress to much about perfection here.
  4. Place the lid or plastic wrap on the top of the bowl. Leave a small vent open for steam to escape.
  5. Microwave on HIGH for 2:15.
  6. Be very careful removing the bowl from the microwave. It will be extremely hot and there will be steam. Use potholders here, it really helps.
  7. Give everything a quick little stir, and devour them!


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33 Comments on ““Baked” Cinnamon Apples

  1. sarah

    These are a new favorite for me! I add a little shredded coconut to sweeten it just a bit. Delicious!!!

  2. Jasmine

    This was super yummy and easy, also super fast. It made it seem like breakfast was much more thought out than it really was, really I just grabbed what I had on hand. I also added pecan pieces and shredded coconut. Thanks!

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  6. Denise

    Super simple and yummy, thanks! Like apple pie 🙂 But why did you take off the healthiest part? They taste great with the skins on and it takes one more step out of prep 🙂

    1. Kendra Benson

      I guess it’s just personal preference. I’m fine eating the peel on an uncooked apple, but once it’s cooked or dehydrated (like chips), the peel bothers me. If you prefer it on, go for it. I’m all for less work 🙂 Glad you liked it.

  7. Christi

    I am wondering if I can use something else instead of the coconut oil! I have everything else in the house except the coconut oil and want to make these in the morning!! Thanks so much!

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  12. Kristin

    cooking these in the microwave with a plastic lid or plastic wrap is still terribly harmful for your body! NOlastic should EVER go in the microwave. Who wants a side of plastic with their meal?!

    1. Amy

      I use a lid from my corningware pots in my microwave. It’s glass. If you prefer no plastic at all, that is an option. My MIL said she was going to buy me a plastic microwave cover. I said no thanks, this works and I wanted glass. 🙂 Hopefully one day we will completely get rid of the microwave, but for now, we use it occasionally still.

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  17. Deborah

    Thank you! This was really good and SO easy! Satisfied the urge for something sweet without breaking any rules. I doubled the recipe for two and served it twice with our pork chops. The second time, I added 1/4 tsp of salt (to two servings) to bring out more of the apples’ sweetness, and I thought it was even better that way. I’m a salt-a-holic though, so YMMV. I’m sorry I didn’t see the comments about adding some shredded coconut, because I had it on hand. Oh, well, next time!

    By the way, I bet covering the bowl with a plate or using a glass casserole with a tight-fitting lid would work nearly as well as plastic wrap, for those who are concerned. My guts are probably 99% plastic already from all the times I cooked in it before we all knew better, so I didn’t even think twice about using it to cover the bowl. I’ll try it with a lid or plate next time.

  18. pam

    I would like to start the whole 30 . I am trying to lose weight and I was told my blood sugar was high. Will this be a good diet for me? Just want to make my blood sugar stays stabilize. I am NOT a diabetic. Is there a book I can buy for meal plans, do’s and don’t on this whole 30 plan. And list of foods to eat and recipes?

  19. Shelly

    Any other ideas besides coconut oil? I’m allergic, but these look so good that I want to try them, just minus the epi-pen!!!!

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  21. Rose

    This was way too much cinnamon for one Apple. Mine came out all pottery and dark. I will cut it down by the third the next time. Had to throw all the apples out.

  22. Meredith

    I agree with Rose, way too much cinnamon. I made them once as specified and it was bitter. I made it again with about 1/3 teaspoon of cinnamon instead and it was delicious.


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