These gluten free baked apple slices scream 'fall is almost here!'
There is one thing I love in the fall, and that's baked apples. In the midwest, they're the most picturesque food you can think of strolling into autumn! There are so many dishes for apples this time of year, like these recipes from Midwest living.
My gluten-free baked apple slices are a heavenly snack in the fall. These are BEST served with farm fresh, apples and homemade almond butter! However, the farmers' market and a jar from the store will do just fine as well.
Are These Gluten Free Baked Apple Slices Kid-Friendly?
Your kids can make these snacks so easily. And they can top each apple slice with whatever topping you want.
I LOVE honey on top of almond butter. Actually, I love taking a cold slice of gluten-free bread, smothering on almond butter, then drizzling honey all over the mess. It's like pure gold on a plate. I even love when everything sticks to the roof of my mouth.
Get me some hot coffee and a warm jacket in the morning, and I'll make up this sweetness in a heartbeat. Wouldn't you?
What Toppings To Use For These Gluten Free Baked Apple Slices?
When baking apples here, I used different toppings like chocolate and coconut, butter and cinnamon, and oats. I used almond butter as well. But when I needed to add honey, I actually added pure maple syrup instead.
I'm not sure why, but the maple syrup bakes better than the honey. Honey is so amazing and thick when it's raw. But when you're using it for these toppings, it gets a bit too thick and sticky. So, I find the maple syrup actually works better. It's a messy job, but somebody's gotta do it.
Almond butter mixed with maple syrup is one of the prettiest things ever. It looks like a river flowing. Like a scene out of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. I could swim in it.
One thing to do if you use the chocolate and coconut topping is to be sure to use unsweetened coconut shavings. Usually the sweetened shavings can sometimes be gluten FULL. So, keep this in mind.
You will have so much fun with these baked apples for snacks. So fun for fall baking. So good, so natural, and you can make them as healthy or unhealthy as you want! Plus, kids will really enjoy making these as they are VERY easy to make and VERY fun to assemble!
Let me know what different toppings you all use on these baked apples! And if you make this recipe, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below!
Gluten Free Baked Apple Slices
- 1 large apple, sliced width wise Honeycrisp, sliced into about 5 pieces
- butter Small chunks (Kroger brand is labeled gluten free)
- cinnamon For sprinkling (Spicely is certified gf)
- chocolate small chunks (Enjoy Life is certified gf)
- coconut shavings unsweetened is gluten-free (for sprinkling)
- oats gluten-free for sprinkling (Thrive is certified gf)
- almond butter for spreading (Justin's is certified gf or make it homemade)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Lay apple slices out across a sheet pan, so they don't touch.
- Apply toppings as you wish. Here are topping suggestions:
- Chocolate pieces and butter chunks, topped with coconut.
- Almond butter spread.
- Almond butter topped with oats.
- Butter chunks topped with ground cinnamon.
- There are lots of different possibilities for toppings!
- When finished decorating your apple slices, place sheet pan in oven.
- Let bake for approximately 20 minutes.
- Your kitchen will smell wonderful!
- When finished, remove baked apples from oven and let cool for a bit.
- Serve slices on decorative plates or parchment paper for kiddos to eat.