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Cracker Barrel was once a regular stop for my family when we traveled long distances in the car. I especially appreciated it when my son was young because it’s always noisy so I never had to worry about a busy two year old disturbing other diners. He’d happily play their golf tee fame, chatter endlessly, and gobble down the fried apples at every visit. Those fried apples are the inspiration for the Sauteed Apples we now make at home.

I’m sure you can guess that the Cracker Barrel kind are full of butter and sugar. Not mine. No butter. No sugar. No, sir.

Honestly they don’t need sugar anyway. Apples are naturally sweet all on their own. Why do we insist on putting sugar on all the things??? We’ve been trained that what’s naturally sweet isn’t sweet enough. Well I’m not buying it. Apples on their own are perfect as they are. If you agree then you’ll really love them when they’ve softened a bit in coconut oil and are mixed with raisins and cinnamon.

Coconut oil helps make the apples tender and brings out their natural flavor. It’s mild and not oily. We don’t use enough to give any coconut flavor to the dish.

Raisins give this dish additional sweetness. They plump and soften as they’re sauteed so they compliment the tender apples beautifully.

That’s it, friends. Simple. Easy. Yummy.

Adults and children alike will enjoy this dish for breakfast, dessert, or as a side to any meal!

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Sauteed Apples

These Sauteed Apples are naturally sweet and prepared simply with coconut oil, cinnamon, and raisins. They're a hit with children and adults alike.


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 medium apples, sliced
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon


  • Add coconut oil to a skillet. Heat pan to medium heat.
  • Add sliced apples and raisins. Cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes. Apples should be tender when done.
  • Turn off the heat. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Stir and serve!


Choose apples that are already naturally sweet. I prefer gala or fuji apples over green apples in this particular recipe.


Calories: 57kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Fat: 3g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 74mg, Vitamin C: 0.5mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 0.2mg


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