Applesauce [Dairy free, Gluten free, Grains free, Sugar free]

I have dabbled with applesauce often –  it’s always been just apples cooked in water and pureed, sometimes with a hint of lemon juice for additional flavouring.  Recently, poring through various recipe books and online indexes, a whole variety of flavourings emerged from various recipes or apple sauce.  In keeping this applesauce Paleo detox friendly but including coconut flakes, and presenting options for those who prefer a sweeter version, my attempt at this sauce is a good one.  As one of  those sauces I have endeared myself to due to my love for apples, I have used various apples – Pink lady and Granny Smith apples are those favoured by me but I use just the Pink ladies in this applesauce.  A combination of both the Granny Smith and the Pink Lady adds to the natural flavour and taste of the apples.


4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped into even, small pieces
3/4 – 1 cup water
1 tblsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon powder, optional
1/2 tsp vanilla extract, optional
2-3 tblsp coconut flakes or dessicated coconut 
Date paste or honey about a tablespoon, for a sweeter sauce
Here’s How

  • Add 3/4 cup water to a non-stick pot and bring to a rapid boil.  Then add in the rest of the ingredients, and cover with a lid. Simmer for about 5-10 minutes, or until the apples are tender.  The coconut flakes should be added after the sauce is blended for some crunch, if using.

  • Once the apples are soft, remove from the stove top and blend in a blender or food processor.  An immersion or stick blender works well too
  • Add the remaining 1/4 cup water if necessary to get the smooth creamy consistency.
  • Use as preferred as a topping, in baked treats or eating a spoonful on its own

This recipe makes about 2 cups of applesauce

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Prava Singh

A Mom, daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend experiencing life through an evolutionary body with a revolutionary mind... A recent past former Type 2 insulin dependent and hypertensive walking time-bomb for 13.5 years, I have made positive lifestyle changes that has aided and abetted my health status for my overall betterment. Passionate about all things food, with a proud Indian heritage, I regularly blog my culinary attempts that have worked for me in my endeavours to break the shackles of food addictions and food slavery. Passionate about people too, my decision to share these endeavours is driven by informing others that a lifestyle change through food is indeed possible. I have indeed survived high school and survived life too in the most interesting and thought-provoking ways. Having lost over 50kgs of excess weight in just under a year, I have reclaimed my life and am thoroughly enjoying the journey.

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