| Vegan + Paleo + Gluten Free + Grain Free + Refined Sugar Free |
I can’t get enough of apple season, and this easy apple cinnamon compote is everything you need on a perfect fall day. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, fall is my favorite season for many reasons but one of the biggest reasons is the fruits and vegetables that are in season. You can count me in for apple and pumpkin flavored anything.
This recipe truly doesn’t need much explaining because it’s super simple, quick and easy. It’s also perfect for everyone. When I first made this compote as a pancake topping, I was away with our best friend’s and their their daughter. She couldn’t get enough of these apples and barely even wanted the pancakes. Mission accomplished? Yes. Making an everyday snack (an apple) in a different way so she could get her vitamins and nutrients and not just eat sugar and carbs, boom! They’re the perfect snack to prepare for a long day, a hike, or just to eat because they’re delicious.
There are so many ways to eat this compote, the options are endless! You can use it as a toast topper with some almond butter or honey, scoop some into a bowl of oatmeal or yogurt, add some to vanilla ice cream for dessert, or even roll it up in a tortilla for a sweet burrito or taco! Those are just a few ideas off the top of my head but I think I’m actually going to need to try all of them.
They key to making this perfect is keeping the lid on the pan. As the apples cook down in the coconut oil and their own juices, it’s important that all of the heat stays in the pan because that’s what makes them super soft and yummy. Once they’re soft enough to eat, you can uncover the pan and let all of the juices at the bottom cook down and absorb until you’re left with a ooey-gooey healthy apple compote. No simple syrup or added sugar necessary.
I hope this recipe finds you well and becomes part of your fall staples! With something as simple, easy and healthy as this there’s no need to neglect your sweet tooth. Refined sugar free but also sweet and satisfying. We have a winner here.