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Applesauce

  • Author: Iosune
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Total: 45 mins
  • 2 cups (560 g) 1x
  • How to, Snack
  • American
  • Vegan

Servings 2 cups (560 g) 1x

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Applesauce, a simple and sweet recipe. It’s healthy and delicious, and you can use it in plenty of different dishes. To make it you only need 5 ingredients!

Ingredients

  • 4 apples, peeled and finely chopped
  • 6 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 cup water (250 ml)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Lemon juice (1 lemon, optional)

Instructions

  1. Place the apples, sugar, water, cinnamon stick, and lemon juice in a saucepan. Cook over high heat until the mixture starts to boil, then cook the applesauce over medium heat for 40 minutes or until you get a perfect consistency.
  2. Remove the cinnamon stick.
  3. You can blend the applesauce or use a masher or a fork, but this step is optional.
  4. Serve it with some bread and eat it as a healthy snack, or use it as an egg substitute in baking. A regular egg would be 1/4 cup of applesauce (1 tbsp). It works great with recipes like vegan brownies or vegan pancakes
  5. Keep the leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 5-7 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw, transfer it to the fridge 1 or 2 days before eating it.

Notes

  • You can use any kind of apples to make this recipe.
  • I used coconut sugar, but feel free to use any type of sweeteners like stevia or date syrup. You can omit it if you want to.
  • I suggest you add a little bit of sugar first, then try the applesauce and if you feel like it needs to be sweeter, add some more of it.
  • Lemon juice will help this recipe keep longer in good condition. You can omit it if you want your applesauce to be super sweet, though.
  • This recipe is perfect for using apples that have almost gone bad.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 375
  • Sugar: 82.5 g
  • Sodium: 8 mg
  • Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 100.3 g
  • Fiber: 12.6 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g