It’s October! Now is the perfect time to enjoy all the delicious apples in season because it is National Apple Month. There are so many to choose from — the Honey Crisp, Gala, Red and Golden Delicious, Jonathan, and McIntosh. October is the month that the best baking apples are at their peak, including Fuji, Cameo, and the tart Granny Smith.
You know the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Well, it is true that apples are healthy for us. Apples are full of antioxidants and have been shown to prevent cancer and promote heart health. Apples make incredible desserts but apples can also be used for amazing savory dishes. Read 10 Delicious Ways to Cook with Apples, 10 Vegan Apple Pastry Recipes, 10 Vegan Takes on Apple Pie, and 24 Awesome Apple-Based Vegan Recipes for recipes and ideas that are both sweet and savory. But that’s not all – here are 31 apple recipes that let you enjoy apples in a whole new way every day this month.
1. Apple Cinnamon Coconut Loaf
What better way to celebrate summer and fall flavors simultaneously than this Apple Cinnamon Coconut Loaf. Made with tangy apples, desiccated coconut, and plenty of cinnamon, this loaf is fragrant, spicy, and flavorful. Enjoy a warm slice of this sweet bread with a cup of vanilla rooibos tea.
2. English Apple Crumble
This English Apple Crumble is the easiest and most delicious way to celebrate apples in fall. First, the apples are simmered in cinnamon, sugar, lemon juice, and water until soft and they begin to absorb all the flavors. Then, they’re spread out in a baking dish and covered with a crumbly, buttery topping of oats and baked until warm and bubbly. This simple dessert is perfect with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
3. Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies
If you love the deliciously fragrant combination of apples and cinnamon, these Apple Snickerdoodle Cookies are for you! These moist biscuit-like cookies are perfect for breakfast or a snack. They are filled with fiber rich ingredients like apples, coconut flour, coconut oil, cinnamon, and sunflower seeds. Serve these nice and warm and know that you’re eating your way to wellness!
4. Raw Deep Dish Apple Torte With Walnut Crumble
Eating apples raw is delicious so you can only imagine how amazing this Deep Dish Apple Torte With Walnut Crumble tastes! Made with sliced gala apples, sticky dates, oats, shredded coconut, and plenty of cinnamon, this little pie will fill your house with the scents of fall and fill your tummy with happiness. Serve with some coconut whipped cream on the side for added decadence.
5. Cinnamon Apple Dessert Tacos
These Cinnamon Apple Dessert Tacos are the kind of indulgent treat you’d encounter at the world’s greatest food festival … Except you can make these at home and the only line you’ll be waiting on is the one at the grocery store. They have a crispy fried tortilla shell that sparkles from the cinnamon sugar coating, a warm apple pie filling, and a topping of coconut whipped cream dusted with cinnamon that you should absolutely go overboard on. Crunchy, sweet, warm, and indulgent, this dessert is absolutely unforgettable.
6. Cinnamon Apple Chunk Cake
This Cinnamon Apple Chunk Cake is perfect for those comfy nights when you just want to curl up into a comfy chair and read a book. It’s fragrant and spicy from cinnamon, sweet from coconut sugar, and studded with crunchy walnuts and chunks of apples. Yum! Warm a slice up and enjoy with a glass of almond milk or a cup of hot tea.
7. Apple, Pecan and Caramel Ice Cream Cake
This marvelous Apple, Pecan and Caramel Ice Cream Cake is the perfect way to indulge in the flavors of fall during summer. It’s made from four simple layers. The crust is oats and Medjool dates, it’s topped with a layer of vanilla ice cream, a layer of date caramel and apples, and finally, a top layer of crunchy pecans and date caramel. Make this cake for summer parties, birthdays, or just because — it’s that good.
8. Cinnamon Apple Pecan Pull-Apart Bread
With fall comes an abundance of apples and this Cinnamon Apple Pecan Pull-Apart Bread is the perfect use for them. A sweetened yeasted dough is turned out and rolled into a rectangle, then topped with a cinnamon, sugar, and pecan mixture. Diced apples are then sprinkled on top of the sugar and spice and it’s baked to warm, gooey perfection. This is the perfect bread to make at home with family friends.
9. Easy Apple Galette
An apple pie that is both delicious and considered “clean eating”? Nope, this is not a joke! Since this Easy Apple Galette is made with spelt flour, coconut butter, and plenty of apples, it is not only sweet and simple-to-make, it’s relatively good for you! Sprinkle with a little coconut sugar and indulge away!
10. Raw Crepes With Caramel Apple Filling
These Raw Crepes With Caramel Apple Filling are made from bananas, flax meal, and vanilla powder and are filled with a deliciously sticky-sweet date caramel and apple filling. This recipe is super easy, doesn’t require that many ingredients, and is made simple in a dehydrator. Dust some cinnamon and top and enjoy with a tall glass of almond milk.
11. Caramel and Chocolate Candy Apples
Do you love carnival food favorites like candy apples and funnel cakes, but don’t enjoy the major sugar crash that comes afterward? These Caramel and Chocolate Candy Apples have all the sticky-sweet deliciousness of traditional candy apples but since they’re made with dates, coconut milk, and cacao, they’re energizing! Best of both worlds!
12. Apple Baklava
Originally from the Ottomon Empire, baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made from layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey. This raw Apple Baklava recreates the recipe using only plant-based ingredients. Apple chips are layered with a date and walnut paste, drizzled with a creamy vanilla sauce, and topped with chopped pistachios. This dessert is truly out of this world.
13. Apple and Grape Pasta Salad
If you like to let sweet and savory flavors play together, this Apple and Grape Pasta Salad is perfect for you. Pasta is tossed lightly with vegan mayonnaise for a creamy base, and then the grapes and apple provide small bursts of sweet freshness. This salad will be such a hit, you’ll be asked to bring it to every potluck you’re invited to.
14. Cinnamon Apple Mug Cake
Need a quick cake fix, but don’t want to spend a lot of time? Then this Cinnamon Apple Mug Cake is perfect for you. It’s super easy — all you need is a blender, a microwave, and your favorite microwave-sage mug. This cake would be an awesome use of fresh-picked apples or an accompaniment to a warm glass of apple cider.
15. Salted Caramel Apple Galette
Caramel apples get a grown-up makeover with this Salted Caramel Apple Galette. Warm, gooey and delicious, this pastry is loaded with apples and homemade caramel. It’s a sophisticated take on a childhood favorite and since it’s easier to make than pie, it’s perfect for parties and get-togethers.
16. Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes
In these Sweet Potato and Apple Latkes, sweet potato and apple are shredded and combined to form crispy and unique latkes. The latkes are a little sweet and a little tangy from the added onion and they’re perfect when paired with the creamy lemon tahini sauce. These can be ready in little to no time, so they also make a fantastic snack! Serve with kale if you’re craving leafy greens on the side.
17. Apple Oatmeal With Chocolate Tahini and Coconut
For an energizing start to the day, try out this recipe for Apple Oatmeal With Chocolate Tahini and Coconut. This dish allows for a lot of customizing, so feel free to use your favorite types of nuts, and add sweeteners based on your preference. Whichever way you make it, this porridge is bound to be warm, delicious, and satisfying.
18. Apple Cardamom Cupcakes With a Sweet Lemon Frosting
If you’re looking for a new kind of cupcake, then you need to try these Apple Cardamom Cupcakes With a Sweet Lemon Frosting. Roasted beets give these cupcakes their lovely pink color while lending a sweet, yet subtle earthy flavor that complements the sweetness of the applesauce. A bright, sweet, and citrus-y lemon frosting is the perfect finishing touch, especially when garnished with lemon zest.
19. Apple and Pecan Spelt Pastry Pies
Turnovers are always a favorite and these Apple and Pecan Spelt Pastry Pies will be a cookout favorite. The nutty spelt crust is filled with a warm, gooey apple pecan filling. Cinnamon adds a touch of warmth to the filling of these pastry pies and the crunchy crust serves as a satisfying contrast to the gooey apples within.
20. Breakfast Farro With Cinnamon-Roasted Apples
This Breakfast Farro With Cinnamon-Roasted Apples is a nice alternative to oatmeal if you love toasty hot cereals for breakfast. An ancient grain from the wheat family, farro is nuttier than the common wheat, chewy and slightly sweet – making it ideal for this tasty breakfast. Baked apples add a warm touch, topped with cashews and pomegranate; it’s fruity, chewy and delightful.
21. Cinnamon Apple Roses With an Apple Butter Filling
Everything’s coming up roses – apple roses, that is. These Cinnamon Apple Roses With an Apple Butter Filling are light, beautiful desserts that will have everyone snapping pictures before they take a bite. Juicy apples are turned into pretty roses and baked in a flaky puff pastry. Serve these apple roses with a spoonful of the accompanying apple butter for a treat that’s truly amazing.
22. Rustic Tartlets With Caramelized Onions, Apple, and Butternut Squash
A little sweet and a little savory, these Rustic Tartlets With Caramelized Onions, Apple, and Butternut Squash are perfect for your cookout. They make a tasty appetizer to showcase how well apples and onions go together and butternut squash makes a creamy addition. Make a lot of these because we’re thinking everyone will want two…or three.
23. Apple and Peach Jam Pie Bars
Are these Apple and Peach Jam Pie Bars breakfast or dessert? We say both and throw in snack as yet another option. Peach jam and fresh apples make for a pie bar that’s crisp and delicious. The two delicious fruits are sandwiched between a maple syrup-sweetened crust and crumbly streusel topping. These bars are so good, we’ll eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
24. Cinnamon Apple Brownies
Looking for an easy indulgence? These Cinnamon Apple Brownies only takes a few easy steps to prepare. Decadent dark chocolate and crunchy walnuts go perfectly with the sweet apples and warm cinnamon. Bring a big platter of these to a party and you’ll be invited back every time.
25. Pumpkin Apple and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas
A little creamy, a little crispy, a little sweet, a little smoky, and even a little spicy if desired, these unique Pumpkin Apple and Caramelized Onion Quesadillas are a little piece of heaven. Serve them warm with a cool dollop of vegan sour cream.
26. Pear and Apple Oat Crisp
Making a crisp is so much easier than making a pie. This Pear and Apple Oat Crisp is warm, gooey, sweet, and spicy. Apples and pears are cooked with a crumbly oat topping that is just delicious. Serve with a big dollop of whipped cream and watch it disappear.
27. Apple Raspberry Ginger Pie
This Apple Raspberry Ginger Pie will really wow your guests. The natural flavors and fragrance from the fruits and spices make every bite of this pie an amazing experience. Make sure to get a picture of this beauty before it disappears.
28. Apple Cinnamon Walnut Butter
Give the peanut butter a break and try this Apple Cinnamon Walnut Butter this autumn. This cinnamon-spiced spread combines the creamy richness of a nut butter with the chunky texture of apple butter. Spread it on toast, eat it with banana, or enjoy a spoonful right out of the jar!
29. Apple Crumble Pie
This Apple Crumble Pie is amazing. The sweet apple filling sits on a delicate gluten-free crust spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. There’s a crumble topping that makes this pie extra special. Make sure you have enough for seconds because one slice just won’t be enough.
30. Apple Dutch Baby
This Apple Dutch Baby recipe uses silken tofu to achieve that fluffy, puffy, and oh-so-lovely texture. Sweet, juicy apples really seal the deal on its deliciousness! Additionally, this recipe uses no added oils, which makes it a meal you can feel good about starting your day with.
31. Baked Cheesecake Stuffed Apples
Instead of putting fruit on top of your cheesecake, put your cheesecake inside your fruit. These Baked Cheesecake Stuffed Apples have a rich, creamy cheesecake stuffed inside an apple and baked until tender and juicy. Then it gets drizzled with caramel sauce for a unique dessert that will have everyone asking for the recipe.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away … so make a new apple dish every day!
Lead image source: Salted Caramel Apple Galette