Making applesauce at home is the easiest thing in the world and is always good to have in the refrigerator or freezer. Applesauce is an excellent egg substitute in the vegan world. I’ll tell you why.
Why make applesauce at home?
First, because this way, you know exactly what is in the puree, you forget about artificial sweeteners, preservatives, etc.
You can make it without sugar; you can add the spices you like the most, make the quantity you need, and even use the old apples that nobody eats anymore.
What are the benefits of apples?
The health benefits of apples are many, and applesauce is a delicious way to make the most of them. Apples are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals and can be prepared in many ways.
In addition, applesauce is a low-calorie, high-nutrient snack, making it a healthy and satisfying dessert.
Ingredients for making applesauce
- Apples. It is important to choose sweet, soft, and ripe apples. For a sweeter puree, use apples such as Golden Delicious. Choose apples such as Granny Smith or Honeycrisp for a more tart flavor.
How to make the apple puree?
Peel and slice the apples. Once you have chosen the right fruit, it’s time to peel and cut the apples. Cut the apples into slices, remove the seeds, and peel. Be sure to wash the apples well before peeling and cutting them.
Cook the apples. Place the slices in a pot with water; it is not necessary to cover them completely with water. Simmer until the apples are super soft.
Make the puree. Once the fruit is smooth, blend or use an immersion blender (affiliate link) or food processor (affiliate link) until the puree is the desired consistency.
There are many different ways to prepare applesauce at home, from the classic recipe to lighter and healthier versions.
With butter, sugar, and cinnamon. For the basic version, all you need are apples, a little sugar, cinnamon, and butter. If you want your puree to have an acidic touch, add a little lemon juice at the end.
With coconut oil. A tablespoon of coconut oil and a pinch of salt. This recipe is a little easier to prepare, as it does not require sugar and is an excellent choice for health food lovers.
With seeds or spices. Another variation of the puree is to add some nutritious ingredients, such as chia seeds, flaxseeds, or spices such as cinnamon.
How to use applesauce?
Applesauce can be used as an egg substitute in baking recipes on a vegan diet. Not only does it provide needed moisture, but it can also add a touch of sweetness. Here is a general guide on how to substitute applesauce for eggs:
Measurements: Generally, you can use 1/4 cup (about 60 grams) of applesauce to replace one egg. It is important to remember that the applesauce adds moisture to the recipe, so adjusting the proportions of other liquid ingredients may be necessary if the batter seems too wet.
Texture: Applesauce can make baked goods more dense and moist, so it may not be an ideal substitute for recipes that call for a fluffy or airy texture.
Recipes with applesauce
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unsweetened HOMEMADE APPLE SAUCE
- 1 pot
- 1 blender or food processor
- 4 apples peeled, cored
- 2 cups water
- Place the slices in a pot of water, you don’t need to cover them completely with the water. Cook over low heat until the apples are super soft.
- Make the puree. Once the fruit is smooth, blend or use an immersion blender or food processor until the puree is the desired consistency.
Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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