easy applesauce recipe

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A super simple Applesauce Recipe

My boys LOVE applesauce. You know those little squeeze pouches that the stores carry now. My little guys could devour those in a matter of 60 seconds and come back begging for more. Even though I think those are a very convenient treat while on the road, I really like the idea of preparing my own food for them (when time allows, of course) , so I know exactly what they’re putting in their little bodies.

 As I’ve mentioned before, I have a tendency to be impatient in the kitchen so I’m a big fan of super simple, minimal ingredient recipes. Last fall I happened to have an abundance of apples at the house (they were on sale so why not stocked up right?!) and thinking how much the kids enjoyed applesauce, I decided to make my own. This is the easiest recipe you’ll ever make and it it’s much tastier than the store bought stuff. It’s definitely one of my go to recipes. Here you go – Bon appetit!

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4 cups chopped apples (when I’m feeling lazy I leave the peels on)

1 cup water

½ tsp ground cinnamon

Optional – Honey, sugar or stevia to taste


Toss the chopped apples, water, and cinnamon into a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and cook with the lid on. Stir it occasionally so the apples will break down. Go ahead and add sweetener if you prefer. 

That’s it! That’s the whole recipe- told you it was easy! Now you have an extra option for those 3 lb bags of apples you bought from the store with good intentions. 

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