Fall means the apple harvest! In celebration, I’ve gathered my favorite EASY apple recipes to give you inspiration all Fall long!
I am fortunate enough to have grown up in Apple country in Virginia.
In fact, there are still patches of abandoned apple orchards on the shoulders of on and off ramps of highways in my hometown.
I’ve always thought it was such a shame that people go hungry while fruit is readily produced with little to no human interaction.
Not that you would want to eat something from the side of a highway…but that’s another story for another day.
Nutritional Benefits of Apples
Don’t shoot me…but “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”…maybe be truer than you’d think!
On the surface, there’s nothing very impressive about apples.
One medium sized apple has about 95 calories, 0 grams of fat, 1 gram protein, 25g of carbs, 19g sugar and 3 grams of fiber.
However, a food is more than it’s macronutrients.
Carbs, sugars, protein, etc are all very important if you’re tracking your macros through a specific diet, but it’s the smaller, un-noted constituents that really impact your personal health.
Apples are a rich source of quercetin and pectin.
Querectin is a flavanoid which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Pectin is a natural fiber which helps lower LDL, the “bad” cholesterol.
It is also fermented by beneficial bacteria in the colon and creates short chain fatty acids that may play a role in the prevention of chronic diseases, including certain cancers and bowel disorders.
In addition to these two identified constituents, there are also a number of constituents, both identified and not, that add to apple’s health benefits.
Remember that modern science has not isolated and identified ALL of the constituents in our food. And even if they had, isolating them does not give credit to the benefits that different constituents create when they work in combination.
Easy Apple Recipes
If you’re going to be making a lot of these apple recipes, I cannot recommend this counter-mounted apple peeler enough. It will save you a ton of time in peeling hundreds of apples.
This dutch apple cake recipe has been in my family for generations. It is a simple cake topped with apples and plenty of golden topping. It is great as a coffee cake at breakfast, for an afternoon treat or as a simple dessert.
Pomegranate Apple Mixed Greens With Walnut-Crusted Goat Cheese elevates salad to a new level with homemade pomegranate vinaigrette and nutty cheese rounds! Our mixed greens recipe with it’s homemade vinaigrette and easy-to-make nut crusted cheese rounds is the perfect holiday salad!
Enjoy the classic flavors of cinnamon and apple in this easy to make cinnamon apple mug cake. For the next time where you are craving cake but don’t want to make a whole pan, this is the perfect solution.
Green Apple panna, a refreshing summer drink made out of green apples, seasoned with roasted cumin powder, black salt and mint leaves. This summer cooler, Panna, is synonym to summer season in India. Summer is the time when you most enjoy this fresh chilled drink that not only beat the heat but also helps in keep you hydrate and energize.
This caramel apple pie is a delicious combination of flavors and textures, rich and buttery without being overly sweet. Tart apples are coated with a luxuriously rich salted caramel sauce then piled into a flaky fool-proof pie crust, topped with buttery, brown sugar streusel, and baked until bubbly, saucy, and golden before being smothered with even more salted caramel sauce.
This hot apple cider is the ultimate comfort drink for fall and winter. This spiced hot drink makes for a perfect addition to your Thanksgiving and Christmas parties and is sure to impress your guests. It’s also a fun DIY project for a cold-weather weekend.
Flavorful and delectable Kashmiri Pulao delicacy from the finest cuisine of India, loaded with nuts, flavored with saffron, whole spices and garnished with fruits. This royal Kashmiri Pulao recipe will enrich your palate with mildly sweet and tart flavors. Richness of ghee, warmth from saffron, whole spices and nuts make Kashmiri pulao a perfect choice to enjoy in cold weather. All in all, this instant pot pulao recipe is a great addition to any festive or holiday spread this season.
I can think of few things more delicious than warm apple cobbler, freshly baked and still warm, served all by itself or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. But, it’s possibly even better the next day, eaten straight out of the pan for breakfast, preferably in your bathrobe, a hot mug of coffee close at hand.
This Apple cake is absolutely bursting with warm apple flavor thanks to concentrated Apple Cider Syrup, shredded sour apples, and a touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Apple Cider Buttercream delivers even more apple flavor and a thick, velvety layer of Dark Chocolate Ganache covers the cake with a blanket of bittersweet luxury.
This is a perfect fall dessert to use up extra apples. Cast Iron Apple Crisp is a simple yet delicious old fashioned dessert. This easy recipe is perfect topped with ice cream or whipped cream for a crowd.
These delicious nut free Apple Pie Bliss Bites are a fantastic nut free snack for school lunchboxes. Made with no refined or added sugars and sweetened only with fruit these delicious Apple Pie Bliss Balls will be a lunchbox hit.
Healthy Air Fryer Apple Chips are like the best chip snack ever. These make a perfectly healthy snack when you are craving for something sweet plus it’s a great way to consume a form of seasonal fruit instead of the not-so-healthy options.
This spiced apple bread recipe is a perfect for breakfast in the morning or enjoying with an afternoon tea to warm up on a cold day. It’s one of my favorites to bake throughout the holidays, from the first nip of autumn all the way through Christmas.
Healthy cinnamon apple banana bread is dairy-free and made with clean ingredients. Try making this recipe vegan with the replacement of flax eggs, and enjoy your banana bread with a spread of almond butter and coffee!
Looking for a quick and easy breakfast on-the-go that actually keeps you feeling full all day long? Plan your healthy meal plan for the week by starting with this flavor packed apple chia overnight oats recipe.
Vegan Cinnamon Apple Blondies are made healthier with whole wheat flour and perfect for fall (or winter) thanks to the apple, cinnamon, and maple flavors. These easy vegan blondies are ready from start to finish in 35 minutes.
This Sweet Maple Apple Pecan salad is the best spring salad, also fabulous in the fall, brightens up a dreary winter day and it’s scrumptious for a summer luncheon, okay so truly it’s a salad that fits every season.
These healthy and delicious fruit leather snacks are a sweet treat that can last months! But I promise they won't! Perfect for hiking, the lunch box, or for an afternoon treat, there's nothing better than a natural, real food, homemade snack.
The cake tastes amazing. It is moist,buttery and nutty. The Almonds on the top gives a nice crunch to the moist cake. This cake is not overly sweet. It is mild to have a slice or two with your favorite tea or coffee.
Put away your mixer because you won’t need it for this easy Croatian eggless semolina apple cake! It’s the easiest cake you’ll ever make and it’s magic! How? You don’t mix dry ingredients with anything: no eggs, milk, or oil, yet the cake still comes out perfectly baked and moist. Pure magic!
Apple Pie Oatmeal is a gourmet breakfast recipe. It feels indulgent when you are eating dessert for the breakfast or brunch. This vegan, dairy and refined-sugar free Instant Pot recipe is truly a breakfast of champions.
These vegan and plant-based Apple and Oat Pancakes are the perfect healthy and filling breakfast. If you trying to lose weight or just want to eat something de-li-ci-ous, you need this recipe in your life.