Recipe: Simply Healthy Fried Apples

Sometimes the simplest recipes pass right by me and it makes me wonder, “Did everyone else already know about this easy and delicious dish or did I stumble upon something entirely new?”  I suspect it is the former.  Regardless, I’m sharing a recipe with you today for Fried Apples that I created as a quick side to accompany Oven-Seared Salmon and Steamed Vegetable Medley.

I love Sunday lunch/dinner because everyone lends a hand in the kitchen more than on the weekdays.  We rarely fix anything that is incredibly involved, but it usually fits in nicely for an after-church family lunch.  However, this past Sunday my husband took off early to take advantage of the warmer weather and take part in one of his favorite past times…metal detecting!

I was on my own for cooking Sunday dinner, so I wanted something simple.  I had already thawed out the salmon and was planning just to add some steamed veggies, but my husband wanted another side dish.  What should that be? I wanted simple.  I only had about 20 minutes.  I quickly thought of applesauce, but decided that would take long.  Well…..why not fried apples!  Yes! Yes! Yes!

Fried Apples were a huge hit and we were all actually scrapping for the last bites.  It whipped up in about 10-15 minutes, including prepping the apples.  Fried Apples will be on our menu often from now on because of the healthy powerful punch it has and its deliciousness {I’ll just make more next time!}.  Try it out for yourself and I promise you’ll love it too!

Simply Healthy Fried Apples

I prefer to use Gala Apples and local honey. Adjust the ingredient amounts as desired.


  • 2-3 pounds Gala Apples
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
  • 1/4 cups honey


1. Remove the skin & core from your apples; slice thinly.

2. Melt coconut oil in large skillet.

3. Place all apples in the skillet and mix around in the oil.

4. Sprinkle the apples with the cinnamon and drizzle on honey.

5. Occasionally stir the apples and cook about 7 minutes, or until apples are tender but not mushy.

Yum! Enjoy as a side dish for dinner or brunch, or with a scoop of ice cream on top for dessert!

Shared at Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Hearth & Soul Blog Hop, Gluten-Free Wednesday, Allergy-Free Wednesdays.

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11 Responses to Recipe: Simply Healthy Fried Apples

  1. Apples are so versatile! I know what you mean about feeling like you just discovered something wonderful, thinking the same thing. Simple is often best! Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. 🙂

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  3. I love fried apples! It was one of my favorite side dishes growing up in the South. I hope you’re doing great, sweet friend! Sorry it’s been so long! Lots of love in Christ, Kelly

    • Cook says:

      Hi Kelly! It is so good to hear from you! I’m a southern girl too and love all the wonderful traditional southern dishes. They aren’t always the healthiest, but we can find work-arounds, can’t we? 🙂 It has been a long time…I’ve been hanging out in my own little world 🙂 I trust you are well also. Thank you so much for leaving a comment. It brought a smile to my face!

      In Him,

      • Miss talking to you! Each time I put these on my Meal Plan, I think about you. Are you going to Allume this year? Would LOVE to see you!

        • Cook says:

          Kelly, It is so good to hear from you! I’ve actually pulled away from blogging for the most part. It was a good decision for our family, as it was taking me too far away from them (mentally)! I was, however, in my tenure, able to serve the food allergy community in the capacity that I desired by disseminating information on how to live with food allergies on a budget. Willing Cook is still up, I just don’t update it too much. Of course, I am considering a new blog that will be much less demanding of my time and attention, and it will be focused more on my greatest passion, serving others through the spread of the gospel. 🙂 I haven’t worked out all the details yet, but I’m hopeful to get it up and running before too long. I’ll be running it with some of my sister-in-laws, so it should be fun. I trust that you, your family, and The Nourishing Home are doing well! Take care and enjoy Allume (I’m not going.)!


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