I had a really good Make it Yourself Monday post planned for this week! It will have to wait until next week due to technical complications
Admittedly, applesauce isn’t nearly as exciting as today’s intended post, but it’s still pretty cool to make it yourself, right?
Couldn’t have done it without Franny. She’s been getting quite the workout lately- expect a lot more recipes from her!
I know plain applesauce isn’t very exciting, but you can use it in so many different things!
Some of my favorite applesauce recipes-
- Wheat Bran Apple Pancakes
- Applesauce Breakfast Cookie
- Baby Food Muffins
- Chickpea, Potato, and Cauliflower Curry
Yes, I’ve used applesauce in curry! And it’s delicious, too
The best thing about this applesauce? I got a huge bag of organic bruised apples at the grocery store for a dollar! Some were a little too bruised, but I salvaged most of them. If you can get discounted apples, this will be the cheapest applesauce you will ever make!
Chunky Cinnamon Applesauce
- 2 cups apples, chopped
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/3 cup sweetener (I used stevia)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Combine all ingredients in a large pot. Cover with lid and simmer until brown and soft.
Let cool for 5-10 minutes and process in food processor until it reaches your desired consistency.
I left it a tiny bit chunky- I love the chunks!
I have brown bananas and an abundance of applesauce- I foresee muffins in my future!
Do you ever use applesauce in baked goods? It makes a fantastic oil substitute!