Cinnamon Applesauce

Cinnamon Applesauce

A frequent request from my Richie is for me to whip up a batch of applesauce.  It’s one of his favorite things, and I’m always happy to comply, because, not only is this cinnamon applesauce delicious, it is also super healthy as well!

Unlike traditional applesauce, the inclusion of the peels in this recipe, ups the ante in the nutritional value!  Win Win!!!

You know that old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”?  As it turns out, it’s actually pretty spot on.  Apples have a very high anti-oxidant level, which means they are also very anti-inflammatory.  They are also one of the highest fiber content fruits.  All of these amazing benefits of apples make them an ideal fruit to add to your healthy eating lifestyle.

The addition of cinnamon to this delicious recipe, provides a double whammy of anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory punch!

Foods that are high in anti-oxidants and fiber have been shown to reduce the risks of heart disease, cancer, inflammatory bowel disorders, lower cholesterol and promote weight loss.

Applesauce, in addition to being a delicious side dish or a great topper for your nut butter whole grain toast, can also be used in recipes as a replacement for sugar and oil.  It is one of my absolute favorite things to use.  Next time you bake a cake, substitute the oil for applesauce.  Healthy, and delicious!

Bon Appetit

Cinnamon Applesauce

Cinnamon Applesauce

Healthy and delicious with zero added sugars! YUM!
Course: Appetizer, Condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: applesauce, healthy eating
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 50kcal
Author: Coach Collette
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Ingredients

  • 5 pounds organic apples cored and sliced
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • kosher salt dash
  • 1/2 C water

Instructions

  • Core and slice apples
  • Place all the peels in food processor (or blender) and process until smooth (adding 1/4 cup of water may help with this). Add peel mixture to large saucepan, add water, salt and cinnamon and stir to combine
  • Add sliced apples.
  • Cover and set over medium heat until the pulp mixture begins to simmer. Lower heat to medium low and cook until apples are soft. Use a whisk to stir the apples to remove all the big chunks
  • Sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Notes

The yield is approximately 12 cups of applesauce.
Alternatively, you could freeze or can applesauce for up to 6 months
 

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Applesauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 51IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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