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Rustic Applesauce

The addition of chia seeds to this rustic applesauce brings a nice textural element, as well as Omega-3 Fatty Acids, protein & fiber.

 

Ingredients

6 apples, cored & chopped (I like to leave the skin on, but you can peel them for a smoother texture)

½  teaspoon cinnamon

About ½ cup of water or apple juice to cover the bottom of pot

1 tablespoon chia seed, optional

 

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients, except chia, in a pot on the stovetop and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to simmer and cover with lid.  
  3. Simmer apples for about 20 minutes or until soft. The smaller the pieces of chopped apple the faster the cook time.
  4. Remove from heat and mash with potato masher for chunkier applesauce, or put in a food processor or blender for smoother texture.
  5. If using, stir chia into warm applesauce & serve. 

 

P.S. I like to stir a little coconut oil into the warm applesauce before serving. The healthy fat helps to balance out the natural sweetness in the apples - thus, helping to reduce any spike in blood sugar. Cinnamon is also excellent at balancing blood sugar, and the chia seeds will add another layer of protein & healthy fat to make this a balanced snack. 

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Enjoy those lovely fall apples while they are at their peak! 

From the heart,
Heather


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