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Paleo Fried Apples


Paleo fried apples are a simple, tasty side dish that can be served with a meal or even as dessert.  As more varieties of apples come into season in the fall, you can try out the different ones to see which you like best.  My current favorite apple is the Honeycrisp variety, but Pink Lady and Granny Smith are also great when prepared this way.   If I am serving these apples as as a side dish with dinner, then I make the recipe exactly as written.  If I am serving these apples for dessert, I add in a handful of chopped walnuts, a little extra cinnamon and a little extra coconut milk.  Either way, Paleo Fried Apples are delicious!

Paleo Fried Apples

Paleo Fried Apples


  • 4 medium organic apples (Try Honeycrisp, Pink Lady, Granny Smith or your favorite variety)
  • 2-3 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • very small pinch of salt
  • 2-4 Tbsp coconut milk (how much you use depends on how saucy you like it)
  • Optional
  • chopped walnuts
  • raisins


  • Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Core and slice the apples and then add to the heated skillet.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes or until the apples just start to soften. Add coconut milk, cinnamon and salt, stir well and then cover the skillet to cook for a further 5 - 7 minutes.
  • The amount of time you cook depends on the texture you prefer, if you like firm apples cook less, for soft apples cook longer. You will end up with more juice the longer you cook the apples.
  • If you are making this dish as a dessert, add the walnuts and raisins in the final 2 minutes of cooking. You can serve it with whipped coconut cream.
  • If you are making this dish as a side dish for dinner, it goes especially well with pork, chicken, turkey or duck.

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  1. Wow this looks great! I love making apple recipes in the fall. :) I will definitely give this a try…

  2. Mmm, I love fried apples! But their usually so full of sugar. Thanks for the healthy recipe!

  3. Jen, these sound awesome with the coconut milk can cinnamon! I am making curries pork ribs for dinner tonight and these will make an excellent side dish! Thanks for sharing!

  4. The coconut oil makes these apples sound particularly interesting. Thanks for sharing these on foodie friday.

  5. What a healthy and delicious side dish or dessert. I love the addition of the cinnamon; it’s one of my favourite spices.

  6. Mmmm, good idea using coconut oil for this! I never thought to make fried apples this way, thanks for sharing. I found you via the Foodie Friday hop, and I’d love it if you’d link this up at my weekend hop too: I hope to see you there 😉

  7. I bet the coconut sweetens them right up! I’ll have to try this as we have a bunch right now taking up space in my laundry basket.

  8. I love warmed apples, especially Honeycrisp. These look great. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

  9. These sound great and SO easy!! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! What a fantastic link up of recipes and other GF goodies! Each week, I am so amazed! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I hope that you’ll join us this week! Cindy from

  10. I too like the honeycrisp apple for dishes like this — so good with chicken. Your recipe looks simple and tasty. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

  11. Mmmm this is a great simple idea! I am going to try them on my Grain Free Pumpkin Pancakes this week…. mmm.

    Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday! I am excited to see what you have to share this week!

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