Baked Vegan Apple Fries are the absolute perfect way to use up those apples you just picked! This recipe is easy to make, with prep time being less than 10 minutes and cook time being 20-25 minutes.
Baked Vegan Apple Fries
Every year I go apple picking with my best friend, her husband and her two children. It is a tradition we always look forward to. She lives in Rhode Island and the half way mark for us all is Bishops Farm in Guilford, CT. When her children were little, apple picking usually involved us picking the apples for them and then going to the pumpkin patch to scoop up some pumpkins. Now that they are older, they can pick their own apples. Moral of the story - a lot, a lot of apples that, if I don't get creative and cook with, they will go bad.
Making the Fries
These fries are extremely simple to make, which is perfect for when you are in a time crunch or your craving is making you hangry.
This recipe is also extremely versatile, so if you do not like a certain ingredient, I have provided alternatives for it below. Also, you can scale down this recipe if you do not want this many apples (although, I recommend making the full recipe because it is so good!).
Method of Cooking Baked Vegan Apple Fries
These baked vegan apple fries can be made in the oven or the air fryer. I chose not to fry these fries because I wanted to make them healthier. Not that frying them in oil is against my morals - I love greasy french fries - but I wanted to make sure these still were healthy.
I cooked mine in my Ninja Foodi air fryer, which I highly recommend buying.
Ingredients for Baked Vegan Apple Fries
Apples. I used two granny smith apples. I felt that they were the best for this recipe due to their tartness. You can certainly use any type of apple, but be careful, as baking time may vary if the apples are soft.
Cornstarch. You can also use arrow root. This is to help stick the ingredients on the apple.
Maple Syrup. I did not want to have any refined sugar in my recipe. Should you wish to have it in yours, you can sub this ingredient for sugar.
Vegan butter. You can substitute coconut oil.
Cinnamon. There is no sub for this. Sorry.
Salt. Again, no sub.
Eating the Apple Fries.
I recommend eating these apple fries with my vegan cheesecake dip. You can find the recipe here. You can also pair these with vegan caramel sauce, vegan whip cream or simply eat them alone.
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Healthy Baked Vegan Apple Fries
- 2 Granny Smith Apples
- 1 Tbsp corn starch
- 2 tablespoons vegan butter melted
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp all spice
- Pinch salt
- Peel and core your apples. Slice apples the long way, in order to make them “fry like.” See pictures for example.
- Place apples in a bowl and toss with corn starch.
- Add in melted butter and maple syrup. Toss again.
- Add in cinnamon, all spice and salt. Toss.
- Once apples are well coated in all ingredients, place on a greased baking sheet or air fryer sheet.
- Preheat your oven or air fryer to 350 degrees F and bake for 10 minutes. Then, increase heat to 400 degrees F, flip apples and cook for another 12-15, or until your desired crispness.