Coconut Apple Cups - Creamy, sugar-free, coconut apple treats made with coconut butter, apple chunks, and warm spices. NO sweeteners added, vegan and paleo-friendly.
This is one of those recipes that immediately jumped to the top of my recipe queue because it's just that good.
And by good, I mean great, and by great, I mean you may have a gluttonous moment of weakness where you're cursing the good Lord for not providing you with back-up stomach space.
Stomach space, and really calories in general, are like money to me.
I'm only allotted so much, and I want to 'spend' it wisely. If ever I eat something that I really don't enjoy or doesn't make me feel good after, I always wish I could 'get my calories back', so to speak.
These cups have been a great sugar-free way to satisfy my sweet tooth. So much so, that I've made them four times in the last 48 hours!
Not only are these free of sugar, they are also without gluten, grains, dairy, eggs, meat, and whatever else you crazies choose to deprive yourself of on any given day.
My kids loved these, though, speaking the total truth, Natalie has a tendency to change her mind on a dime, so you can't count on her endorsement.
To me, they taste a bit like the filling of those apple pie pockets you can get from any gas station, though, I haven't had one in eons, so my memories are a tad murky there.
In any case, I think you will really enjoy these little bites of heaven!
Sugar-Free Coconut Apple Cups
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 apple of your choice (I like using any red variety), diced
- dash sea salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup coconut butter
- Heat the oil in a small pan.
- Add the diced apple, a dash of sea salt, and the cinnamon to the mix.
- Saute 3-5 minutes until the apple is softened.
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
- In a small bowl, combine the warm apple mix with the coconut butter, stirring until well combined.
- Dollop the 'batter' into muffin cups (I use silicone liners for this).
- Freeze until solid to the touch (30-60 minutes).
Adapted from PaleOMG
Store these in the refrigerator for best results.
These are the silicone muffin cups I use for these.
My favorite coconut butter to work with is from Tropical Traditions, which I believe is also free of cross-contamination with other nuts (don't quote me on that though).
Some of the items I use in this recipe include: