Homemade Applesauce Benefits
Today’s recipe is a super easy one, and I want to tell you why you should consider making your own applesauce at home. The benefits, I believe, outweigh the convenience of getting it at the store. Plus, it is so quick and simple to make that you consider doing it.
There are 3 benefits I want to talk about:
#1. You control the ingredients. When you make applesauce at home, you know where you got your apples, how fresh they looked, if you prefer organic or a specific type of apple, it is all in your hands to decide.
#2. You can skip any added sugar. Apples have plenty of naturally occurring sugar, its sweetness is enough such that you don’t need to add more sugar to it, or any other ingredients like corn syrup, sugar cane, or even fruit juice from concentrate.
#3. You get to keep the skin and skip the seeds. This is my favorite reason to make applesauce at home. Did you know that apple skin is packed with tons of fibers and vitamins? The skin also contains anti-oxidants, which are wonderful for your health. Also, you get to throw away those apple seeds, which contain cyanide – a known poison component. Can you make sure your store purchased applesauce is made with the skin and without the seeds? If you know a way, please let me know, I’m curious.
Now, another great thing about applesauce is that you can use it for so many different recipes. Check out this list:
- Eat it straight
- Use it to replace milk for your cereal (this is great for those looking to eat WFPBD)
- Add to pancakes to give it a nice different flavor, and combined with cinnamon for some delicious cinnamon apple pancakes – yum!
- Add water to make apple juice
- Spread on toast and serve with some fruit on top
What is your favorite way to eat applesauce? I’ll love to hear your feedback.
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Homemade Applesauce Recipe
There are so many good reasons to make your own applesauce. This recipe takes a few minutes and is so simple even your child can do it! Have fun adding raisins or eating it with some cereal or other fruits. Perfect as a snack or even dessert. Enjoy!
Pour the cup and a half of water
Cover and boil for 10 minutes or until the apple softens
Remove from heat and let it cool for 10 minutes or so
Blend the cooked apples thoroughly until the consistency is uniform