When I first transitioned my kids to a real food diet I was surprised to find out just how many products I was buying had wonky ingredients in them–like high fructose corn syrup, loads of unnecessary refined sugar or unpronounceable chemicals. I was shocked that applesauce was one of those things… I guess I fell for the apples on the label. They must have forgotten to include the photo of the high fructose corn syrup. I mean, applesauce should really be just that: apples cooked until soft enough to become “sauce” consistency.
My kids LOVE applesauce and of course the stuff I was buying was no bueno.
Luckily, homemade applesauce is super easy to make ahead and freeze for the kids or for yourself! This recipe is Fall inspired and is best served warm.
Warm Cinnamon Applesauce
- 8 organic apples (I used fuji apples)
- 1 cup of filtered water (where to get a water filter)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon (where to buy)
- 2 Tbsp grass-fed ghee (how to make ghee) (where to buy)
- Peel, core and roughly chop apples.
- Place all ingredients into a pan on medium/high heat.
- Mix until simmering.
- Cover and turn down to low/medium heat.
- After 20-30 minutes take off the stove and mash or put in food processor.
- Serve warm and enjoy!
What is your favorite way to enjoy applesauce?
These reusable pouches are a great way to take this applesauce on the go!
Sylvie is a celebrity personal assistant and mom of 3 by day, paleo enthusiast and blogger by night. She and SAHD hubby, Eric, each lost over 60 lbs with paleo and continue to improve their family’s health with food and lifestyle tweaks. Sign up for her newsletter at www.hollywoodhomestead.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter.