These warm low carb zucchini cinnamon apples will have you fooled. Although made from zucchini, this sweet cinnamon mix tastes just like apple pie filling.
I’ve baked the mock apple pies and crisps using zucchini, but never tried to use them in a skillet recipe like low carb mock cinnamon apples. This is a modification of a recipe from the Low Carb Friends forum. I used a really large zucchini that we pulled out of our garden.
I’d say the zucchini was equal to 2 or 3 medium size zucchini. Have you ever gone out to the garden and found a humungous zucchini squash out there? Or, do your friends have zucchini coming out their ears and giving you those huge ones they just can’t eat?
We all know these really large squash are great for baking breads, cakes, and brownies. Now, you can treat yourself to something a little different that doesn’t require any low carb flour! This recipe starts out by melting a half stick of butter in a large pot or skillet.
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Then you’ll toss in the sliced zucchini and cook just until tender.
The rest of the ingredients are then mixed in and the zucchini apples are cooked a few minutes more. It’s best to use a thickener like xanthan or guar gum. Otherwise, the liquid tends to be rather thin.
When I originally made these warm zucchini cinnamon apples, I used vanilla extract. I later discovered apple extract which gives this a much better flavor.
We ate these low carb zucchini cinnamon apples warm with a little whipped cream on top, but I bet it would be even better with vanilla ice cream. These taste just like apple pie without the crust!
Low Carb Zucchini Cinnamon Apples Recipe
- Slice zucchini into apple-like slices.
- Heat butter in skillet. Add zucchini slices and cook until tender.
- Mix remaining ingredients and add to zucchini. Cook and stir about 5 more minutes.
- Serve warm. Great with ice cream or whipped cream on top.
Carbs per serving: 4 g