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Spiced Baked Apples (Without Cinnamon, Low Histamine)

Whether you’re looking for a simple dessert for tonight or a low histamine Thanksgiving dish, these baked apples will definitely hit the spot. You won’t even miss the cinnamon thanks to this delectable blend of sweet spices and just a hint of coconut sugar.

About this recipe

Low Histamine Dessert: this straightforward dish came about after a big batch of apples basically fell into our laps, and we had to find several ways to use them up enjoy them. Adding a touch of sweetness and a dash of my favorite spices livened them right up!

Low Oxalate Recipe: it can be hard to find low oxalate recipes, so this is my contribution! Take away the sugar and use a sturdier varietal of apple to make this into a sweet holiday side dish.

Strongly Antihistamine: between the apples and all the spices, this dish is packed with strongly antihistamine foods, meaning that they contain plant chemicals which inherently help your body calm histamine production.

Ingredients

Small Apples: you could use any size or type of apples for this, but I recommend using whatever varietal you’d usually use for making apple pie or apple crisp.

Spices: ginger, vanilla powder, cardamom, and a bit of coriander seed are all the low histamine spices you need to bring together this delicious cool weather treat.

Pecans: this optional topping adds a bit of crunch and heft to the dish, especially once the apples have cooked down. Plus it pairs beautifully with this blend of spices & toasted coconut.

Coconut Chips: also an optional topping, these delightful crisps are relatively easy to find and add a caramelized crunch to the entire dish.

How to make baked apples without cinnamon: step-by-step instructions

Step 1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C), then wash & chop your apples into small pieces, about 1/2′ thick, and put them into a mixing bowl.

Step 2. Combine your oil, sugar, ginger, vanilla, cardamom, salt, and coriander in one bowl until they form a thin paste. Then scrape the spice mixture onto your apples pieces and stir everything until well-combined.

Step 3. Pour your spiced apples into a baking dish lined with foil. Any size or material of baking dish is fine as long as the apples can be spread into a single layer. Then sprinkle on your pecans & coconut chips (if using) before sliding the tray into the oven to bake for 25 minutes.

Pro-tip: Lightly ball up your aluminum foil & then mostly flatten it out before lining your baking dish. This creates more pockets of air under the apples so that they bake and brown more evenly.

Step 4. Once done, the apples will be tender and lightly-browned; serve with coconut cream, a tolerated ice cream, or just enjoy them with a spoon!

Recipe notes & tips

Apple Types: I used Fuji apples, but McIntosh or Granny Smith would also work great.

Swapping Spices: you could swap out my choice of spices for your own, or remove those you know you don’t tolerate, but make sure to rebalance out the blend of flavors.

Serve With: these would go great with a dollop of coconut cream, some plain ice cream, or even just straight off the spoon.

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Spiced Baked Apples (No Cinnamon, Low Histamine)

Spiced Baked Apples (No Cinnamon, Low Histamine)

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Simple, sweet baked apples full of fall spices and a crunch of pecans— and vegan-friendly, to boot.

Ingredients

  • 3 small apples
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil (alt. cocoa butter)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut sugar (alt. maple syrup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of ground coriander seed
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional topping)
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut chips (optional topping)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C), then wash & chop your apples into small pieces, about 1/2' thick, and put them into a mixing bowl.
  2. Combine your oil, sugar, ginger, vanilla, cardamom, salt, and coriander in one bowl until they form a thin paste. Then scrape the spice mixture onto your apples pieces and stir everything until well-combined.
  3. Pour your spiced apples into a baking dish lined with foil. Any size or material of baking dish is fine as long as the apples can be spread into a single layer. Then sprinkle on your pecans & coconut chips (if using) before sliding the tray into the oven to bake for 25 minutes.
  4. Once done, the apples will be tender and lightly-browned; serve with coconut cream, a tolerated ice cream, or just enjoy them with a spoon!

Notes

Apple Types: I used Fuji apples, but McIntosh or Granny Smith would also work great.

Swapping Spices: you could swap out my choice of spices for your own, or remove those you know you don't tolerate, but make sure to rebalance out the blend of flavors.

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