I don’t know how it is in your home, but my kids LOVE apples. I just can’t stock enough in the refrigerator. The problem is that my kids often don’t eat the whole thing. They’ll take a few bites here and there, and then they’re done. I just hate wasting food – especially organic apples. So I cut around the bite marks and then cut up the remaining good apple in pieces to make my homemade one-ingredient applesauce. Plus, it’s vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free and Paleo.
I make a big batch of this Slow Cooker Applesauce, and store in these reusable food pouches to pack for school lunches. I also keep some in the freezer to have on hand when I’m baking my Gluten-Free Apple Bread.
And it’s so easy to make this recipe. Just toss the apples in a crockpot, add water and voila! The easiest Slow Cooker Applesauce that both kids and adult will enjoy.
Where to Get Kitchen Pantry Essentials
I get my other kitchen pantry supplies like sea salt, black pepper, spices, coconut oil, and other essentials either on Amazon or my local health food store usually. But then I got a Thrive membership. If you don’t already have one – it’s awesome! It’s like Whole Foods meets Costco. Bob’s Red Mill baking soda, for instance, is about $3 at my local health food store and $6 on Amazon. But it’s only $2.03 (YES!) on Thrive Market. Great deal right? And the raw honey?! Don’t even get me started how much that costs at the health food store. But on Thrive Market it’s just $5.45 for a 10.5 oz jar of raw honey.
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- 10 medium-sized organic apples (get a mix such as Fuji, Granny Smith, Gala, Honeycrisp, etc.)
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/2 tsp organic cinnamon (optional)
- Cut apples into 2-inch chunks using a knife or apple slicer. Keep the peels on.
- Put all the apple chunks into a crockpot, add water, and set to low heat. Cook for 4-5 hours.
- When apples are soft, let cool down.
- Add apple chunks in a Vitamix and cinnamon.
- Blend until pureed, and then store in the refrigerator to cool down.
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