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Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe

My favorite time of year, hands down, is Fall. The change of season, the change of weather, the crisp sweater feel, the leaves, the smells…and the spices, oh yes, the spices! I love cinnamon and I am so excited to share with you a delicious recipe that not only children will enjoy, but it is healthy and they can actually help you make.

Ingredients

  • ~ 5lbs apples peeled, cored and sliced into 4, 6 or 8 slices
  • ~ 1/2 cup of apple juice or water
  • ~ Juice of half a lemon or 1 drop of lemon essential oil
  • ~ 1 tsp organic ground cinnamon
  • ~ 1/2 cup of coconut sugar or white sugar or brown sugar
  • Optional: raw crushed pecans, organic maple syrup, organic nutmeg, organic allspice, organic grass-fed butter

Instructions

  • Let’s begin with washing our apples very well. I fill up the sink halfway and add 3 drops of Lemon essential oil by Young Living. It is said that one single drop is equivalent to about 1lb of lemons, so I know that these apples will be super clean and super healthy, removing anything that doesn’t belong.
  • We soak the apples in the lemon essential oil in water for about 15 minutes (if apples are not organic, soak for 30) and use a soft bristle vegetable scrub brush. Our soft bristle brush is from The Pampered Chef and it comes with both soft and hard bristles.
  • We patted the apples dry and then we peeled using a swivel peeler and a ceramic peeler
  • Next, I used a corer/slicer to do it faster. I put all the apple (after they have been peeler, cored and slicein a pot with about 2 inches of water and a vegetable steamer. Cover with a boil-over and set stove to high for 6-8 minutes. I like them steamed, but still a bit crisp. Steam for 10 minutes if you like the apples really soft, just make sure that there is enough water in the pot.
  • Let the apples cool for about 10 minutes before spooning into the blender. We love using the Ninja blender. It is amazingly quick and efficient.