70+ Real Food Apple Recipes (sweet & savory, all gluten-free & nourishing!)
Use lovely apples in new and delicious, sweet and savory ways! Here are over 70 gluten-free Real Food apple recipes — from breakfast to dessert and everything between! Featured recipes include Whole30, GAPS, AIP, paleo, and Traditional lifestyles. There’s definitely a healthy apple recipe for everyone!
It’s Fall… time for pumpkin patches and hayrides, time for cardigans and boots, time for crispy leaves and bonfires.
And… time for apples!
Here in my neck of the woods, the branches of apple trees hang low, weighted down by their juicy fruits. Many people have already begun harvesting their apples — selling them at the farmers markets or pressing them into fresh apple cider.
My own apple trees are brimming with fruit — but I try to resist the urge to pick them until after the first frost. (Though my 14-year-old son goes out to our trees about twice a day to snack on our apples!)
Once picked, I have a LOT of apples to use! And, if you have your own apples, or buy apples in bulk this time of year, you’re probably looking for Real Food apple recipes, too.
70+ Real Food Apple Recipes
Well, if you’re question is “What am I going to do with all these apples?”, then I have the answer!
Actually, over 70 answers. 🙂
These 70+ Real Food apple recipes use apples in just about every way imaginable…
- hot and cold apple drinks like cider and smoothies
- breakfasts with apples like baked oatmeal and donuts
- apple-y main dishes, sides, and salads
- apple ferments
- Instant Pot apple recipes
- soup recipes including apples
- apple snacks
- and, of course, apple desserts like crisps, cobblers, pies, and more!
Sweet and savory, all of these Real Food apple recipes are gluten-free.
Many are grain-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and sugar-free, including GAPS, AIP, paleo, and Whole30 apple recipes.
And, recipes that do include grains, nuts, or seeds have been soaked, sprouted, or fermented to make them Traditional and boost nutrition and digestibility.
So, as they say, “The gang’s all here!”… and we’re talking about a gang of Real Food apple recipes to keep you eating apples from now ’til Christmas!
Real Food Apple Drinks — Hot & Cold
Spontaneously Fermented Sparkling Apple Cider
Healthy Cranberry Apple Smoothie
Easy Instant Pot Spiced Apple Cider
Simple Apple Cider Syrup (aka apple cider concentrate)
Homemade Salted Caramel Hot Cider
How To Make Hard Cider from Whole Apples Without a Press
Real Food Apple Recipes For Breakfast
Easy & Nourishing Soaked Apple Breakfast Cake (gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free)
Healthy Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies (gluten-free, refined sugar-free, paleo-friendly!)
AIP Pork, Apple, & Delicata Squash Breakfast Casserole (egg-free, grain-free, Whole30)
Caramelized Apple Dutch Baby (grain-free)
Apple, Leek, & Bacon Breakfast Sausage
AIP Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Muffins (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free)
Apple Bisquick Waffles (with sprouted flour DIY Bisquick!)
Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Porridge (AIP, GAPS, paleo)
Apple Crisp Steel Cut Cut Oatmeal
Amazing Paleo Apple Cinnamon Donuts with Honey Nectar
Soaked Apple Spice Oatmeal Bake
Gluten-Free Apple Spice Sourdough Donuts
Grain-Free Apple Cinnamon Granola
Gluten-Free Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal
Savory Apple Main Dishes & Sides
Apple Cider Glazed Chicken Breasts
Whole Roasted Chicken with Apples, Oranges, & Fresh Thyme
Super Simple Pork Chop, Sweet Potato, & Apple Skillet Recipe
Sunday Supper Pork Chops with Sauerkraut & Apples
Fermented Spiced Apple Chutney
Roasted Delicata Squash & Apple Salad
Braised Red Cabbage & Apples with Maple & Thyme
Spiralized Apple Cucumber Salad with Pumpkin Seed Oil Dressing
Daikon Salad with Green Apple & Pepitas
Roasted Butternut Squash & Apples
Soup Recipes With Apples
Creamy Paleo Pumpkin Apple Soup
Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Soup
Instant Pot Apple Recipes
Instant Pot No-Peel Applesauce (Whole30, paleo, vegan)
Allergy-Friendly Apple Cranberry Crisp (in the Instant Pot)
Instant Pot Paleo Apple Pear Fennel Crisp
Apple Delicata Squash Porridge – Instant Pot (GAPS, AIP)
Instant Pot Chai Spiced Apple Cake (grain-free, dairy-free)
Real Food Apple Snacks
Baked Apple Chips with Cashew Cinnamon Dip
Paleo Pumpkin Apple Muffins (grain-free, nut-free)
Easy Blackberry Apple Fruit Leather
Homemade Unsweetened Cinnamon Applesauce
Easy No-Peel Applesauce – Blender Recipe
Homemade Applesauce Recipe For Fresh Eating or Canning
3-Minute Sugar-Free Instant Pot Pear Applesauce
Canning Applesauce: A Step-by-Step Guide
Real Food Apple Dessert Recipes
Paleo Maple Apple Cinnamon No-Bake Treats
Honey-Sweetened Apple Pie Popsicles
Masala-Spiced Apple Donuts (paleo & GAPS-friendly)
Apple & Plum Crumble (gluten-free, paleo, vegan)
3-Ingredient Caramel Apple “Salad”
So happy fall is almost here and that apple and pumpkin are in season! Great collection, everything recipe looks and sounds delicious!
so AWESOME!! I just love this round up and can see why you had fun putting it together! Where to even start on this yummy list?!!
Wow, this is an awesome round up. Thanks for including my cranberry applesauce.