These healthy Crock Pot Baked Apples taste like the ooey gooey middle of an apple pie. Perfect make ahead topping on oatmeal or toast. Easy, budget friendly and a great way to get fruit in first thing in the morning.
- 3 pounds Fuji Apples, peeled and sliced thin or cubed based on preferences
- Juice of one lemon, about 2 tbsp
- 1 tbsp organic brown sugar
- 1 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cardamom
- 1/4 tsp Chinese 5 spice or a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
- Place all your apples in the slow cooker and toss with the remaining ingredients to coat.
- Cover your slow cooker with a lid and set to high and cook for 1 ½ hours to 2 hours, stirring occasionally as the apples cook down to your liking (stirring 1-2 times is plenty).
- Serve on top of your oats as a quick way to jazz up your oats in the morning or on top of toast with peanut butter.
Save time and leave the skin on your apples if you don’t want to peel.
Check the freshness of your spices. Make sure your spices are not expired or have been sitting in your cabinet for too long. The longer ground spices sit, the more flavor they lose overtime.
Make these apples extra decadent by adding a tablespoon of vegan butter as they cook.
Don’t overcook your apples. I like to cook them just for 1 hour and 30 minutes as they are still soft, but hold their shape. If you cook them too long then you will just end up with mush similar to apple sauce.
Keywords: slow cooker baked apples, crock pot cinnamon apples