Love apples? Your eyes are gonna pop when you see these delicious sweet and savory ways to use fresh apples! And all of them fit into paleo, primal, GAPS, or keto diets!
Apples = love.
Apple season is in full swing down here in the south, and I’ve been chomping at the bit to go picking. Through my head dances visions of all the delicious apple-y things I could make. Of course, with 6 little kids, one of them being a newborn, tromping through an orchard in the 90+ degrees of August probably wouldn’t be as amazing as in my dreams.
Delicious ways to use fresh apples.
Whether you’ve made it out to pick fresh apples this year, or you just happen to want more delicious healthy ways to use fresh apples, I’m glad you stopped by. I’ve rounded up over 30 delicious sweet and savory ways to use up that end of summer goodness!
If you’ve got a bunch of apples on hand, dig in! If you don’t, go get you some (as we say in the south)…
Instant Pot Apple-Delicata Squash Porridge from Eat Beautiful
Honey Walnut Apple Crisp – This honey walnut apple crisp is the perfect grain-free version of the all-time favorite breakfast comfort food. It’s easy, paleo, and GAPS-friendly, too!
Apple Smoothie – This apple smoothie from Texanerin is thick, creamy and so delicious. Think of it as a fuss-free, less sugary and more healthy version of apple pie. With vegan, paleo and AIP options.
Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins – AIP apple cinnamon breakfast muffins from Eat Beautiful are egg-free, dairy-free and nut-free and perfect for paleo or Autoimmune Protocol diets. But everyone will love these! … especially the cook: These lovely fall muffins are quickly prepared in the blender, fast and easy to make for breakfasts, snacks or dessert.
Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl – If you’re an apple pie fan, you can enjoy it all year ’round with this delicious and healthy gluten-free apple pie smoothie bowl!
Grain-Free Apple Cinnamon Granola – If you’ve been missing you’re breakfast cereal since going grain-free, this easy grain-free apple cinnamon granola from Raising Generation Nourished is perfect for you!
Maple Apple Cobbler from Raia’s Recipes
Maple Apple Chicken Breakfast Sausages – If you’re looking for something a little more savory, these homemade paleo maple apple chicken breakfast sausages from Recipes to Nourish are easy to make and full of fall flavor! Being Whole30-friendly and primal, they’re a much healthier than store-bought versions.
Pork, Apple & Delicata Squash Breakfast Casserole – Egg-free and grain-free, this delicious savory paleo maple apple chicken breakfast sausages from Eat Beautiful is perfect for your Thanksgiving feast, or any time of year! It easily fits in the paleo and AIP diets, as well.
Maple Apple Cobbler – Apple cobbler is a fall favorite around my house, and this primal and GAPS-friendly grain-free apple cobbler is the perfect treat, whether you enjoy it for breakfast, dinner, or dessert!
Spiced Apple Butter in the Instant Pot – This easy spiced apple butter in the Instant Pot will fill your kitchen and your spoon with the delicious smells and tastes of fall! It’s paleo, GAPS-friendly, vegan, and low-carb.
Paleo Maple Apple Chicken Breakfast Sausages from Recipes to Nourish
Instant Pot Apple-Delicata Squash Porridge – We love this Instant Pot apple-delicata squash porridge from Eat Beautiful for breakfasts, snacks and lunches! Throw a few things in the Instant Pot, including a whole, uncut delicata squash!, and with only about 5 minutes’ labor, you have a beautiful, wholesome porridge.
Apple Cranberry Smoothie – A gluten-free, vegan, simple recipe from Fit As A Mama Bear to give your liver some love! This cranberry smoothie is based around healthy fats ad has a nice winter feel to it. Whip one up and top it with your favorite crunchy granola and enjoy!
Savory Pumpkin Muffins with Apple & Sage – Perfect for breakfast or a snack, these paleo and GAPS-friendly savory pumpkin muffins with apple and sage are a delicious treat!
Slow-Cooker Apple Butter – Thick, creamy, and sweet slow-cooker apple butter with no peeling required! All those freshly picked apples cooked down in the crock-pot for a perfect sweet and aromatic spread recipe from Strength & Sunshine that’s gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and allergy-free!
Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl from Raia’s Recipes
Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Porridge – So enjoy this nutrient dense porridge from Eat Beautiful, full of vegetable goodness. Add a sausage on the side for extra protein. The gelatin in the porridge is great for your gut; and its amino acids are rendered more effective when eaten with a source of meat.
Sweet Potato, Apple & Bacon Breakfast Hash – You probably don’t need to be told that this easy sweet potato, apple and bacon breakfast hash from Worth Cooking tastes delicious. How could you go wrong with apple, bacon, and sweet potatoes? Answer: you can’t.
Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Apple & Bacon from Allergy Free Alaska
Savory apple dishes.
Creamy Squash & Apple Soup – Celebrate fall with this easy and delicious creamy squash and apple soup! Vegan, paleo, low carb, and GAPS-friendly – it fits just about every diet, so everyone can enjoy.
Pan-Fried Brussel Sprouts with Apple & Bacon – This easy and tasty side pan-fried Brussels sprouts with apple and bacon from Allergy Free Alaska truly is the perfect one-pan autumn dish! And perfectly acceptable to server with your Thanksgiving meal, too.
Savory Sliced Apples – Slightly tart slices of Granny Smith apples are loaded with savory cream cheese and delicious crunchy toppings. This delicious snack from Prepare & Nourish are GAPS and Primal and are naturally free from grains and gluten.
Roasted Maple Apple Brussels Sprouts – These roasted maple apple Brussels sprouts from Recipes to Nourish are so tasty and appetizing! The perfectly caramelized Brussels sprouts and apples get drizzled with a heavenly buttery maple glaze that is so good! Add this flavorful, 6 ingredient side dish to your holiday table or enjoy it any day of the week.
Sheet Pan Apple Cinnamon Chicken – Juicy chicken is coated in an apple cinnamon marinade and baked atop sweet potatoes, apples, swiss chard and shallots. It’s an easy, hearty dinner full of whole foods from Paleo Gluten Free Guy!
Probiotic Apple Pie Ice Cream from Raia’s Recipes
Apple Pie Popsicles – These primal and GAPS diet friendly apple pie popsicles are a healthy, kid-friendly way to celebrate apples and summer!
Honey Apple Charoset – Whether you celebrate Passover or not, this honey apple charoest is a delicious way to enjoy apples. With only a few ingredients most real foodies have on hand, it’s an easy treat that your whole family is sure to enjoy!
Cinnamon Maple Nut Butter Covered Apples – Caramel apples are a traditional fall treat, but unfortunately they’re loaded with sugars. These easy, real food cinnamon maple nut butter covered apples are the perfect substitute!
Paleo Apple Cake – This paleo apple cake from Texanerin is super moist, full of fall flavor and made with a blend of almond and coconut flours for the best texture. Topped off with an amazing caramel fudge frosting!
Sauteed Apples from Texanerin
Personal Pan Apple Pie – Need a healthy apple treat for one? Who doesn’t! This personal pan apple pie is the answer to all your single serving pie needs. It’s free of grain, sugar, and dairy, making it perfect for paleo and GAPS lifestyles.
Grain Free Apple Cobbler – This delicious grain-free apple cobbler from Recipes to Nourish is such a special fall treat. This humble comfort food is naturally sweetened, perfectly spiced and brimming with apples.
Probiotic Apple Pie Ice Cream – No need to feel guilty enjoying this amazing apply treat! Full of nutrients, and easy to whip up, this probiotic apple pie ice cream is perfect for any time of year!
Rustic Apple Tartlets – These tasty paleo rustic apple tartlets from Delicious Obsessions are easy to make and look amazingly delicious. The natural sweetness of the apple shines through without being sickeningly sweet like so many fall-time desserts. These tartlets are sure to soothed any fall apple craving!
Paleo Baked Apples from Prepare & Nourish
Instant Pot Apple Pie Filling – This Instant Pot apple pie filling is full of dreamy, delicious fall flavors. Don’t have a pie crust handy? Just get a spoon and dig in!
Paleo Baked Apples with Pecan Crumble – Crunchy pecans, blended with shredded coconut, and sweetened with honey all nestled in an apple half and baked to perfection. These paleo baked apples from Prepare & Nourish are paleo, primal, and GAPS compliant.
Instant Pot Paleo Apple Pear Fennel Crisp – This gorgeous crisp from Recipes to Nourish is the perfect fall treat or holiday dessert. This seasonal crisp is so easy to make and cooks quickly too! It’s naturally sweetened, full of apple-spicy goodness and a hint of sweet orange.
I use the Instant Pot Duo 6 quart 7-in-1 for all my Instant Pot recipes. If you haven’t gotten one yet, you definitely need to now!
Easy Instant Pot Spiced Apple Cider – This easy Instant Pot spiced apple cider from Recipes to Nourish is so easy to make from scratch! It’s delicious, perfectly spiced, maple sweetened and only takes 10 minutes cook time.
Spiced Apple Kombucha – Kombucha has long been touted as a probiotic-rich, healthy alternative to soda or sweet tea, and pairing it with apples and spices packs the perfect fall-flavored punch! If you don’t have a batch of kombucha brewing on your countertop, go get yourself a scoby (or dubby, as my 3-year old says it) and start a batch now so you can enjoy this spiced apple kombucha!
Cranberry Apple Switchel – This festive cranberry apple switchel is an easy and delicious ferment – perfect for keeping your body healthy during the holidays and throughout the year!
Slow-Cooker Apple Cider with Orange & Cinnamon – This slow cooker apple cider recipe from Fit As A Mama Bear is easy to make from scratch and infused with cinnamon. Likewise, there’s a hint of sweet orange in the easy crockpot apple cider. A delicious and healthy drink recipe perfect to cozy up with on a fall day.
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