Homemade Applesauce in a bowl

Homemade Applesauce

We are all familiar with the coveted BRATT diet when we are sick – Bananas, Rice, Apples, Tea, and Toast.  So, it is no wonder that my go-to food when my stomach is feeling "off" is applesauce. 

Truthfully, it is a staple in my house since I have a 2-year-old and 7-month-old who honestly consume this in bulk, and making it rather than buying it prepackaged makes it healthier and more economical for my family.

Note: This simple homemade applesauce recipe can be made with skins on or peeled off the apples, however, I like to keep them on to add more fiber and save time. But, since the apples are cooked and thoroughly blended, they are more easily digested whether or not the skins are left on them.

And, the applesauce can be kept frozen in a freezer-safe container which makes cooking these in bulk a lot easier.

Makes 4-5 cups
Serves 4

Ingredients for my homemade applesauce

  • 6 apples (I prefer Gala or Fuji)
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup water

Directions for homemade applesauce

  1. Wash and cut apples into wedges, removing the core.
  2. Place in slow cooker, add water and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  3. Set slow cooker on high for 3 hours.
  4. Allow apples to cool, then spoon into a NutriBullet or blender, adding some of the remaining liquid.
  5. Blend until fully smooth. Keep refrigerated.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 106
  • carbohydrates: 24.5
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • dietary fiber: 3.3g
  • protein: 0.3g
  • sodium: 0mg
  • total fat: 0.8g

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