I don’t know what it is about my relationship with applesauce these days, but I am swooned. I love it, my kids love it and my husband does too. Universal love. A great clean, healthy, sweet treat for anytime at all. In a constant effort to satisfy every one’s sweet tooth cravings with healthy stuff, applesauce is a sure thing.
There is a nice amount of freedom to add a wide gamut of other fruits and flavors to your applesauce. The past few months I have been a fruity scientist creating all kinds of yummy flavor combos. As far as sweetness goes, your choice of apple and other fruits will determine how much extra natural sweetener you want to add in the end.
In this applesauce there are two high vitamin, antioxidant packed superfoods: Pumpkin and Apples. Pumpkins are jam packed with good for you vitamins, fiber and minerals. They are a huge source of the antioxidant beta carotene (hence that beautiful orange glow,) they are low calorie and packed with fiber. You can use canned pumpkin or make your own purée. Save your pumpkin seeds to roast. Not only do they taste great but they are also filled with loads of health benefits including zinc and omega-3 fats. Keep your skins on your apples, that way you can keep all beneficial fiber and vitamins found in them.
What is your favorite applesauce recipe?
Applesauce Recipe Links
- Chai Tea Infused Applesauce MarlaMeridith.com
- Cranberry Pear Applesauce MarlaMeridith.com
- Mango Applesauce MarlaMeridith.com
- Homemade Applesauce Simply Recipes
- Roasted Applesauce Southern Fried Curry