If you love all things cinnamon, especially when the weather starts turning to Fall, then you need to make this easy, 2 Ingredient Cinnamon Applesauce as soon as possible!
I began making my own applesauce about a year ago because I was frustrated that store-bought applesauce was packaged in plastic or crazy expensive because it was sold in a glass jar. Although I definitely did buy the glass jar applesauce for awhile, once I realized how easy it was to make my own applesauce, I do not think I will ever buy pre-made applesauce again!
Applesauce is a staple food in my house, and I make this recipe every single week! Jake and I each have a little serving each day with our dinner because the pectin from the apple skin is great for gut health. However, I also use applesauce in my baking, smoothies, and raw treats, so it is great to be able to quickly make applesauce if I ever need more than my weekly batch!
When you are cooking the apples, cinnamon, and water, and the apple skin starts to turn shiny, that is the pectin releasing from the apple skin and becoming bio-available to your body, so make sure that the apple skins turn shiny before you remove the apple mixture from the heat!
Also, if you want to make plain applesauce, simply leave the cinnamon out of the recipe! Personally, I like cinnamon applesauce because the combination of cinnamon and apples together is divine, and the cinnamon has several health benefits too such as being able to help the body regulate blood sugar!
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- 4 apples, cored and chopped
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 2 cups water
- Add all ingredients to a medium saucepan and heat on medium-high, stirring occasionally, until the apple pieces are soft and the apple skin is shiny, about ten minutes.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and let cool to room temperature*, stirring occasionally.
- Next, when the apples are cool enough to add to the blender, blend the apple mixture to the desired consistency. For chunkier applesauce, pulse the blender, and for smooth applesauce, blend at least 10-15 seconds.
The serving size and nutritional information are general estimates based upon the ingredient amounts.