Baked Spiced Apple Rings Recipe - Dr. Axe

Baked Spiced Apple Rings Recipe

Baked spiced apple rings recipe - Dr. Axe

Do you need a new snack? If you’re like me, you’re always on the lookout for something tasty to nibble on while you catch up on Netflix or to curb hunger when you’re wrapping up the work day. Easy to prepare, delicious to eat and portable are my top snack criteria, and this Baked Spiced Apple Rings recipe ticks all the boxes!

This is a great recipe to use for apples that don’t look too pretty but are still safe to eat. It’s sweet enough to satisfy a sweet tooth, but not overly so. And while they take a little while to bake, there’s so little hands-on time that making these spiced apple rings is a breeze. Bonus: the kids will love them! (Kids will also love our dairy-free caramel apple recipe.)

Key Ingredients

Apples: Apple nutrition benefits include the ability to improve your digestion, thanks to being one of best high-fiber foods. Apples are also a top source of pectin, a soluble, gelatinous polysaccharide that binds to cholesterol in the gastrointestinal tract and slows glucose absorption.

Cinnamon: Did you know that researchers have found that cinnamon ranks No. 1 out of 26 of the most popular herbs and spices in the world in terms of its protective antioxidant levels.

Ginger: Ginger contains a diverse array of many important vitamins and minerals. It also contains gingerol, a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound.


Nutmeg: This amazing spice nutmeg has been well-studied for its impressive benefits, including its effects on brain and heart health, digestion, inflammation and more.

How to Make Spiced Apple Rings

Baked apple rings step 1 - Dr. Axe

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. This low temperature allows the apples to get nice and crispy without burning. First core the apples, then use a mandolin or a knife to slice the apples thinly into a ring shape.

Baked apple rings step 2 - Dr. Axe

Toss the spiced apple rings in a bowl with the cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Then lie them flat on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Bake the apple rings for an hour. Sprinkle them with a little extra cinnamon — and some coconut sugar if you’re feeling naughty — and enjoy!

You can easily pack these with lunches or serve as an after-school snack. Make a big batch, because they’ll go quickly!

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Baked spiced apple rings recipe - Dr. Axe

Baked Spiced Apple Rings Recipe

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  • Author: Dr. Josh Axe
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy to prepare, delicious to eat and portable are my top snack criteria, and this Baked Apple Rings recipe ticks all the boxes!


  • 6 large apples
  • 1 teaspoon of each: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Core apples then slice thinly with a knife or mandolin.
  3. Toss apples with the spices and place of baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon and serve.


Tart apples like Granny Smith, Honeycrisp and Golden Delicious tend to hold up best in baking.

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 6 apple rings
  • Calories: 119
  • Sugar: 23.2g
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 31.4g
  • Fiber: 5.7g
  • Protein: 0.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

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