One way to make fried apples healthier is by substituting high-fat ingredients with lower-fat options. Instead of using granulated sugar, opt for natural maple syrup or honey to sweeten your dish. Using coconut oil or natural butter can decrease the amount of trans fat.
Reduce the need for additional sugars by cooking with apple varieties that are naturally sweeter, such as Gala and Fuji apples. Cortland and Spigold are buttery in flavor, further eliminating the need for margarine or extra cooking oils. If your recipe doesn't require caramelization, your apples can be fried solely with flavorful spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon or allspice.