Home made cinnamon applesauce is delicious, healthy, and easy to make! We love to eat it with Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes or Pumpkin Pancakes in the Fall! Both recipes for the pancakes are gluten free, but the Paleo one is also grain free.
When I make home made applesauce I almost always leave the skin on. The skin has lots of healthy nutrients, including soluble fiber, insoluble fiber, quercetin, and phenols. Quercetin has a long list of health benefits! It has been shown to help fight cancer, support cardiovascular health, and keep blood pressure at a healthy level, among other things! For more information, check out this article. Since nasty pesticides are used on non-organic apples, it’s best to buy organic. If you can’t afford to, though, make sure to scrub your apples with soapy water or apple cider vinegar.
Cut the apples into very small pieces, because you don’t want to have to chew on large chunks of skin! I like the texture of the skin, as long as it comes in small bites.
Before we get to the recipe for Home Made Cinnamon Applesauce, I want to invite you to join with others who are making healthy changes. I’d love to walk alongside you in your journey towards wholeness and health! Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full!” Freedom from food addictions is part of having a truly full life.
- 4 Large Granny Smith Apples (sometimes I add some fuji apples, too)
- 1 Cup Apple Cider
- 2 Tbsp Orange Juice
- 2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
- Dried Cranberries for Sprinkling (Optional)
Cut the apples into small chunks and place them in a medium ceramic non-stick pot. Place the rest of the ingredients in the pot, and cook over medium-low heat until the apples are soft. Stir frequently. Don’t worry if the cinnamon applesauce seems to liquid-y at first, because it will set up a few minutes after you remove it from the heat.