Sautéed Apple and Cinnamon Wedges are a delicious snack for the kids/babies and are so quick and simple to make. They are also perfect as a healthy dessert, served with some greek yoghurt for dipping.
The biggest challenge with this snack is trying not to eat them all as you wait for them to cool down enough to serve your child. (It is hard, trust me!)
I first published this post in April 2015. My youngest was around 6 months and I made him these sautéed apple wedges quite often. They are perfect for baby-led weaning as they are soft enough for babies to gum but solid enough for them to be able to pick up.
Fast forward a few years and I am now making these for my eldest son, (six), who has his first wobbly tooth. He usually takes an apple to school with him each day but when I went into the fridge earlier this week I noticed that we had a lot of apples left. He explained he was finding them too hard to eat so was taking bananas instead!
How to Make Sautéed Apple Wedges
These sauteed apples literally take minutes to make, this is what I like about them most. We all know, as parents, that life is busy and we want easy, simple snacks to serve. This certainly fits the bill and within 10 minutes you can have a healthy and delicious snack or dessert.
I like to cut the apples into 16 pieces. I do this by coring and halving the apples and then halving each half three more times. (see above photo).
Then it is just a case of pan frying the apples in a little coconut oil (you can use butter if you prefer) and a good shake of cinnamon. Heat the apples over low heat until you achieve your desired softness.
What Type of Apples Should I Use?
The great thing about apples is that there is such a wide variety of options that all have different levels of sweetness and can be used in different ways.
Pies, sauces and ciders etc all have particular varieties or combinations that produce the best result. In this recipe, I do feel that it is down to personal choice. You are not cooking the apples for a long time and you don’t need them to break down to perform in a certain way.
I love a sweet apple for this recipe, I haven’t added any added sugar or sweetener and like to rely on the apple for the sweetness. My personal favourite is Pink Lady but you can use any variety you please.
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Sautéed Apple and Cinnamon Wedges Recipe
- 2 Apples *SEE NOTE 1
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil *SEE NOTE 2
- 1.5 tsp Cinnamon *SEE NOTE 3
- Core and cut apple into wedges. I cut them into 16ths (half apple then half again 3 more times) (See picture above)
- Heat coconut oil in frying pan over a medium / low heat.
- Add apples and sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Lightly fry for 5-10 mins (until desired softness is achieved)
- You can use any apples you wish. As there is no added sweetener I find using a sweet apple works best. My personal favourite is Pink Lady apples.
- I use coconut oil in this recipe. If you would prefer not to use coconut oil then you can substitute it with butter.
- I use quite a bit of cinnamon as we love the taste. I don't usually measure and just put a good shake of cinnamon into the pan. Obviously, you can adjust the amount you use to suit taste. You can also omit it if you prefer.